Hi Ho Silver Lining

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"Hi Ho Silver Lining"
Single by The Attack
Released March 1967
Format 7" single
Writer(s) English / Weiss
"Hi Ho Silver Lining"
Netherlands-only cover
Single by Jeff Beck
B-side "Beck's Bolero"
Released 10 March 1967
Format 45 RPM
Recorded 19 January 1967, De Lane Lea, London
Genre Rock, Psychedelic pop
Length 2:53
Label EMI Columbia
Writer(s) Scott English, Larry Weiss
Producer(s) Mickie Most
Jeff Beck singles chronology
"Hi Ho Silver Lining" / "Beck's Bolero"
"Tallyman" / "Rock My Plimsoul"

"Hi Ho Silver Lining" is a rock song, written by American songwriters Scott English and Larry Weiss and first released as a single in March 1967 by The Attack, followed a few days later by Jeff Beck.[1] Because the Beck version charted first, the song is most often associated with him.

Jeff Beck version[edit]

The song was not included on the album Truth when first released in 1968 (but is a bonus track on the 2006 reissue). Beck performed "Hi Ho Silver Lining" live on the charity benefit show, the ARMS Charity Concert for Multiple Sclerosis, featuring an all-star jam with Steve Winwood and Simon Phillips in 1983.[2] The song was resurrected for the "Together and Apart" Japanese and US tours with Eric Clapton in 2009 and 2010.

Formats and tracklistings[edit]

1967 7" single (UK/Holland: Columbia DB 8151, New Zealand: Columbia DNZ 10497, Portugal: Columbia 8E 006-93925)

  • A. "Hi Ho Silver Lining" (English, Weiss) 2:53
  • B. "Beck's Bolero" (Page) 2:52

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1967) Peak position
Irish Singles Chart[3] 17
UK Singles Chart[4] 14
Australian Go-Set Top 40 Singles Chart[5] 25


In sport[edit]

The song is quite often sung by various sports fans, most notably football supporters of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday. Supporters of Milton Keynes Lightning also frequently perform it.


  1. ^ Jeff Beck Single Review
  2. ^ ARMS concert September 1983
  3. ^ Top 50 Singles - 29 April 1967. 
  4. ^ "Top 100 Singles - 13 May 1967". chartstats.com. Retrieved 19 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "Top 40 Singles - 21 June 1967". Go Set. Retrieved 19 January 2009.