Derek and the Dominos – I Looked Away

Derek and the Dominos were a band formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton with keyboardist Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle, and drummer Jim Gordon. All four musicians also worked with George Harrison on his All Things Must Pass album.

The album peaked at #16 in 1970 in the Billboard 100. Although Derek and the Dominos were poised to record a follow-up album in 1971, because of tensions and drug abuse among the band members, along with the tragic death of Duane Allman later that year this remained their sole album.

This song and Bell Bottom Blues are among my favorites off of the album. Everyone knows Layla but the album is solid. Eric Clapton and Bobby Whitlock wrote this song.


I Looked Away

She took my hand
And tried to make me understand
That she would always be there,
But I looked away
And she ran away from me today;
I’m such a lonely man.
It came as no surprise to me
That she’d leave me in misery.
It seemed like only yesterday
She made a vow that she’d never walk away.
First Verse
And if it seemed a sin
To love another man’s woman, baby,
I guess I’ll keep on sinning
Loving her, Lord, till my very last day.
But I looked away
And she ran away from me today;
I’m such a lonely man.

Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

7 thoughts on “Derek and the Dominos – I Looked Away”

    1. It’s a very commercial song… I’m surprised they didn’t release it as a single…
      Yea Bobby Whitlock was big in that group and Allman added a lot in playing and song choices.

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