Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the year-old shared an updated version of his hit single with his acoustic guitar in hand and his dog nearby. Switching up the third verse of the fan-favorite tune, Neil encouraged everyone to wash their hands and practice social distancing during the COVID pandemic — both approved recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Give it a try, okay? Thank you Neil for being a national treasure, and being the breath of fresh air we need in these trying times. For can't-miss news, expert beauty advice, genius home solutions, delicious recipes, and lots more, sign up for the Good Housekeeping newsletter. Product Reviews. Home Ideas. United States. Type keyword s to search.
Neil Diamond wrote ‘Sweet Caroline’ with his wife in mind
Fans have suspected the song was written for Caroline Kennedy
In a interview, Diamond stated the inspiration for his song was John F. Kennedy 's daughter, Caroline , who was eleven years old at the time it was released. The song reached No. In the autumn of , Diamond performed "Sweet Caroline" on several television shows. It later reached No. There are three distinct mixes of this song. In the original mono 45 mix, the orchestra and glockenspiel are more prominent than in the stereo version on the Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show LP. It has a longer fade as well. I won't touch you.
So who was Neil Diamond singing about in this legendary tune? Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline. And in , Diamond revealed that the rumors were partly true. Diamond was inspired to write the song after seeing a picture of 9-year-old Caroline Kennedy in a magazine while staying in Memphis. He was touched by the innocence of the image and felt there was a song somewhere within the picture.
Neil Diamond Lyrics. Where it began I can't begin to knowin' But then I know it's growin' strong Was in the spring And spring became the summer Who'd have believed you'd come along Hands, touchin' hands Reachin' out, touchin' me, touchin' you Sweet Caroline Good times never seemed so good I've been inclined To believe they never would But now I Warm, touchin' warm Reachin' out, touchin' me, touchin' you Sweet Caroline Good times never seemed so good I've been inclined To believe they never would Oh, no, no Sweet Caroline Good times never seemed so good Sweet Caroline I believed they never could Sweet Caroline Good times never seemed so good. Submit Corrections. There are at least two stories behind "Sweet Caroline": one is that Neil Diamond wrote it about his second wife, Marcia Murphey, but chose the name "Caroline" to fit the rhyme; another is that it was written about Caroline Kennedy whose picture he had seen in s. Of many cover versions of this song, Neil Diamond liked Frank Sinatra's one the most. He didn't cop my record at all.