Well sir, what do you fancy? Snarling, leather girl punk pop, or are you feeling a bit more psychedelic and peace lovingly dreamy? The beauty of Crimson and Clover is that you can have it both ways! Choose the cover by Joan Jett and the Black Hearts or the original number one hit by Tommy James and the Shondells.
The lyrics are as simple as they are scant:
Now I don't hardly know her
But I think I could love her
Well if she come walkin' over
Now I been waitin' to show her
My mind's such a sweet thing
I wanna do everything
What a beautiful feeling
The rest is just “Crimson and Clover, over and over”.
And over and over and over.
While looking for up the?lyrics I found this nerdy fact:
“In the PC game Heroes of Might and Magic 2, there was a playable map based on this song. When the entire map was viewed in the overhead window, it looked like a green clover on a red background.”
The worlds I am missing out on by being a mac-only nerd…