Darkness, Darkness

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"Darkness, Darkness"
Single by The Youngbloods
from the album Elephant Mountain
B-side "On Sir Francis Drake"
Released April 1969
Format 45rpm
Genre Folk rock, psychedelic folk
Length 3:53
Label RCA Victor 0129
Writer(s) Jesse Colin Young
Producer(s) Charles E. Daniels
The Youngbloods singles chronology
"Quicksand"
(1968)
"Darkness, Darkness"
(1969)
"Get Together"
(1969)

"Darkness, Darkness" is a song written by Jesse Colin Young, with an intro performed by Charlie Daniels.[1] in 1969 which has been covered by many artists. Young's band The Youngbloods released a version on their 1969 album Elephant Mountain. They released a version of the song as a single twice: in 1969, which reached #124 on the Billboard chart,[2] and in 1970, which reached #86 on the chart.[3]

Robert Plant released a version of the song as a single in 2002 that reached #27 on the rock chart.[4] It was featured on his 2002 album Dreamland.

During the Vietnam War it was considered an "anthem" to the soldiers for it described what they felt while in the jungles.[citation needed]

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