|Single by Strawbs|
|from the album Deep Cuts|
|B-side||"Beside the Rio Grande"|
|Songwriter(s)||Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk|
|Strawbs singles chronology|
"Charmer" is a song by English band Strawbs featured on their 1976 album Deep Cuts .
The song was written by Dave Cousins and Chas Cronk. The single version has some additional overdubs compared to the version on the album.
|United Kingdom||1976||Oyster||7" single||2066 744|
The B-side track "Beside the Rio Grande" is a Dave Cousins composition also appearing on the album. The lyrics are an allegory of Jesus Christ's crucifixion.
Mellotron can clearly be heard on this track, therefore according to the album credits Robert Kirby is playing on this track. Both the other keyboard players are credited on the album but it is unsure which of them played on this particular track. A synthesizer can be heard in the instrumentation but both Mealing and Holmes are credited with this instrument in the album credits.
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