This song was written very much under the influence of The Incredible String Band.
The black horse material was recorded by Ian Turner in 1977. Ian kept these tapes for years and in 2000 made them into CDs and sent copies over for various old friends, including Sue Malleson, Dave Hall and myself.
Going to Paris - the first truly good song I wrote.
I started writing at Xmas 1970 after having struggled for ages to get going
on something creative. I was writing bad poetry, I was bashing a guitar,
what was to become of me? Voila, a songwriter was born! The first year
I made up 300 seperate ideas for songs, either scraps of lyrics or partial
tunes or complete works. The first thing I truly had faith in was "Going
To Paris", written in mid-1971.
|I've been thinking 'bout going
I've been thinking 'bout going to France
'Cos my mother feels sure that I should go abroad
at least it would give her a chance
to get that bad boy off her hands
while he's in some foreign land
I've been thinking 'bout going to Paris
when she gets it planned
Well, it's not because I'm bored with England
April in Paris
I've been dreaming 'bout the Latin Quarter
I'm gonna look really cute
And I'll send you a postcard from Paris