Sunshine Of Your Love Lyrics

Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream

Lyrics and Guitar Lessons

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Original, live versions and covers


Sunshine Of Your Love Lyrics

It’s getting near dawn
When lights close their tired eyes
I’ll soon be with you, my love
To give you my dawn surprise
I’ll be with you darling soon
I’ll be with you when the stars start falling

I’ve been waiting so long
To be where I’m going
In the sunshine of your love

I’m with you, my love
The light’s shining through on you
Yes I’m with you, my love
It’s the morning and just we two
I’ll stay with you darling now
I’ll stay with you till my seeds are all dried up

I’ve been waiting so long
To be where I’m going
In the sunshine of your love

I’m with you, my love
The light’s shining through on you
Yes I’m with you, my love
It’s the morning and just we two
I’ll stay with you darling now
I’ll stay with you till my seeds are all dried up

I’ve been waiting so long, I’ve been waiting so long
I’ve been waiting so long, I’ve been waiting so long
To be where I’m going
In the sunshine of your love


Guitar Lessons


Sunshine Of Your Love – Step 1 (Free Preview)

Before we can start playing Sunshine Of Your Love, we have to ensure we can play the minor blues scale in Dm and Gm.

We do this as the riff is based on this very scale. First, we play the scale, then the riff.

Go to Sunshine Of Your Love step 1.


Sunshine Of Your Love – Step 2

Let’s find 10 ways to play this riff all over the neck in D and G.

By adding more notes to fatten it up and expression techniques like slides and bends, we can make this sound more or less bluesy.

Go to Sunshine Of Your Love step 2.


Sunshine Of Your Love – Step 3

By borrowing a dom7#9 from Spanky Wilson’s cover version, we can further expand on the main riff.

We also work on how to play the turnaround in a few ways.

Go to Sunshine Of Your Love step 3.


Sunshine Of Your Love – Step 4

In this step, we play the complete song with a singer. There is a 4 page, complete TAB transcription available.

However, it would be a better idea to look at the fret board and find the riff in an improvised way, than to focus on the TAB.

Go to Sunshine Of Your Love step 4.


Sunshine Of Your Love – Step 5

It’s time to summon the spirit of Eric Clapton and play his solo in eleven individual licks.

Our mental coach is Mr. Miyagi who will assist us with the wax on, wax off slow-motion learning technique. You can do this!

Go to Sunshine Of Your Love step 5.


Sunshine Of Your Love – Step 6

The tempo is now fast enough so we can add a rhythm guitar and play longer phrases from the solo.

If you have prepared well, playing these five examples will be possible.

Go to Sunshine Of Your Love step 6.


Sunshine Of Your Love – Step 7

You’re almost there when you completed this step as we now play the solo in its entirety.

First in two halves at 96 BPM, then the full solo at 108.

Go to Sunshine Of Your Love step 7.


Sunshine Of Your Love – Step 8

In this final step, you play with me and the singer again, although now you play the solo.

For a 2nd rhythm guitar part, don’t play the riff in the same area as me and keep changing it!

Go to Sunshine Of Your Love step 8.


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Chords and Guitar Lessons

This one guitar version of Sunshine Of Your Love is a combination of Creams original and a Spanky Wilson cover.

Using the main riff as a starting point over a blues progression, the I chord has sometimes been extended to a dom7#9.

Go to Sunshine Of Your Love chords and guitar lessons.


Cream

cream-thumbCream, was a 60s British super group that Eric Clapton joined after his time with John Mayhall and The Bluesbreakers.

Cream’s sound could be described as a hybrid of blues, pop, and psychedelic rock. Their hits include Crossroads, Sunshine Of Your Love, Strange Brew, and White Room.

Go to Cream biography.


Eric Clapton

eric-clapton-thumbAs well as being in bands like Derek & The Dominos, The Yardbirds and Cream, Clapton has successfully played sessions for more stars than any other guitar player ever lived.

Clapton’s long career has earned him not one, not two but three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame (as a solo artist with Yardbirds and Cream).

Go to Eric Clapton biography.


Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald released 61 studio albums and 25 live albums between 1936 and 1989. Crowned the First Lady Of Song, she is recognized for performing and recording most of the Great American Songbook.

Before the Songbook recordings, Ella pioneered scat-singing in the 40s as a devoted Bebop singer.

Go to Ella Fitzgerald biography.


Spanky Wilson

spanky-wilson-thumbSpanky Wilson is an American vocalist best known for her version of Sunshine Of Your Love, by Cream.

Wilson has shared the stage alongside many Soul and Jazz legends, including Marvin Gaye, Sammy Davis Jr., Jimmy McGriff, and Jimmy Smith.

Go to Spanky Wilson biography.


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