Baby, can’t you see
That I’m a desperate man?
The previous 2 or 3 lines featured “For What It’s Worth,” which I think you have to say is the best of the Buffalo Springfield’s songs.
Another Stephen Stills song that appeared on Buffalo Springfield’s eponymous debut album, “Sit Down, I Think I Love You,” was covered by the Mojo Men, a Summer-of-Love-vintage psychedelic group from San Francisco.
That Mojo Men cover climbed to #36 on the Billboard “Hot 100” about the same time “For What It’s Worth” was climbing to #7.
There’s nothing wrong with the Buffalo Springfield’s original version of the song, but I think I prefer the Mojo Men’s rather baroque, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink cover, which was arranged by Van Dyke Parks, the eccentric musical genius who is best known for his work with Brian Wilson on Smile.
|The Mojo Men|
Here’s “Sit Down, I Think I Love You”:
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