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About Joanna

"Joanna" is a song written by the English husband and wife song-writing team Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent which was first a song for the American singer-songwriter Scott Walker in 1968. The song was Walker's second solo single in the UK. The accompaniment was directed by Peter Knight. While credited to Hatch and Trent journalist Joe Jackson writes in his article "The Fugitive Kind" that Walker wrote a significant proportion of the lyric. Jackson quotes Walker as follows: 'that whole verse about "lived in your eyes completely" is mine and I wrote the last line in the song, "you may remember me and change your mind"'. "Joanna" was a major hit and is one of Walker's most popular recordings spending eleven weeks on the UK Singles Chart and peaking at number 7 in June 1968. An instrumental arrangement on the song was used as the theme for Walker's BBC TV series, Scott in 1969. The single was backed with the 1967 Scott album track "Always Coming Back to You". The accompaniment of the b-side was directed by Reg Guest. Japanese editions are backed with "The Plague", which was previously released as the b-side to "Jackie" in 1967. 


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I can't forget the one they call Joanna
We owned the summer, hand in hand Joanna
And now she's always just a tear away
Goodbye you, you long lost summer
Leaving me behind you
Revealing things for lovers that may find you
I still hang on to every word that day, you passed my way
You made the man a child again, so sweetly
He breathed your smile
Lived in your eyes completely
And on his heart there's still a trace of you
I love you but nothing in this world could make you mine
Yet still in time
Joanna, you may remember me and change your mind

I love you but nothing in this world could make you mine
Yet still in time
Joanna, you may remember me and change your mind

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Scott Walker

Scott Walker (born Noel Scott Engel on January 9, 1943) is an American-British singer-songwriter, composer and record producer. He is noted for his distinctive baritone voice (once described as "one of the finest voices to ever sing of emotional hurt and the great unknowns") and for the unorthodox career path which has taken him from 1960s pop icon to 21st century experimental musician. more »

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