EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Let the Heartaches Begin’ – Long John Baldry

What was the number one song in the UK on 22nd November 1967?

English-Canadian singer Long John Baldry, got to number one for 2 weeks with Let The Heartaches Begin.

Interestingly, this record is written by the same songwriting team as the previous number one (Baby Now That I’ve Found You). Apparently, Long John Baldry drank almost a whole bottle of cognac just before recording this song and it could be argued that it adds to the quality of the recording. His singing his full of raw emotion and provides an incredibly heart felt performance. I’ve never heard of this song before, but I quite like it. It’s a kind of messy, pub sing-along, heartbreaking tune.

Lyrics

I can hear the guitars start to play
And very soon they say
I was a fool to turn my love away
And with each glass of wine I feel a glow
And very soon I know
I was a fool to let my baby go
So let the heartaches begin
I can’t help it, I can’t win
I’ve lost that girl for sure
And tears won’t help anymore
So let the heartaches begin
I can’t help it, I can’t win
I’ve lost that girl for sure
Now she’s gone
I can’t hold back the tears
Anymore
I see the couples dancin’ through the night
As they dance of love till the morning light
The soft embraces that they seem to share
Just make me feel aware
Of the lonliness I find so hard to bear
So let the heartaches begin
I can’t help it, I can’t win
I’ve lost that girl for sure
And tears won’t help anymore
Yes let the heartaches, the heartaches begin
I just can’t help it, you know that I just can’t win
I’ve lost that girl for sure
And now that she’s gone
I can’t hold back the tears anymore

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