The Eagles: Witchy Woman (1972)


crazy laughter in another room

and she drove herself to madness with a silver spoon.

“Witchy Woman” was conceived while Don Henley was living in an old house near the Hollywood Bowl. Bernie Leadon came to his house one day to play him a strange minor-key guitar riff he was working on, The two then recorded a demo of the song on cassette for Henley to write lyrics for. Shortly after, he came down with a terrible case of the flu.

“I had a very high fever and became semi-delirious at times and that’s when I wrote most of the lyrics. Every time the fever subsided I would continue to read a new book I’d gotten on the life of, Zelda Fitzgerald and I think that figured into the mix somehow”


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