Nick Drake: Been Smoking Too Long


This was written by the American musician, songwriter and later album producer Robin Frederick. She met Drake in 1967 in Aix-en-Provence, where she was appearing in cabaret, and agreed to let him have the lyrics. He performed her song on a home demo tape and it eventually appeared on the posthumous collection Time of No Reply in 1986.

She eventually got round to recording it herself in 2003.

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