Originals: Colours by Donovan (covered by Dean & Britta)

When I bought my first guitar – and cheap Washburn acoustic, I got given a book of easy guitar songs and the first song in the book, and therefore the first song I ever played on the guitar was Donovan’s Colours – close to 40 years on I’ve probably not yet mastered it (or indeed anything on the guitar).

Donovan released Colours as a single in Feb 1965 and it reached No 4 in the UK charts and has been a staple of his act and covered by pretty much everyone. Here’s Donovan’s single and a couple of other versions… including Dean & Britta’s which turned up on their single of Words You Used to Say in 2006.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGXafeBeZcY]

Here’s Donovan with the lovely Nana Mouskouri (I grew up in a house full of Nana Mouskouri’s albums)
[youtube http://youtu.be/yfy0WvJP6w4]

Here’s Donovan doing a live version for TV in 1965
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNJyt-54vOE]

And here’s Dean & Britta’s cover
MP3: Dean & Britta – Colours

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