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


Football chant[edit]

This song has been adopted by the supporters of football clubs such as Scunthorpe United, Stockport County, Queens Park Rangers, Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday and Wolverhampton Wanderers. The song is played before matches on the loudspeaker system so that the fans can sing along to the chorus with the lyrics adapted to include a reference to their club (e.g., 'Hi Ho Queens Park Rangers'. 'Hi Ho Aston Villa', 'Hi Ho Sheffield Wednesday' or 'Hi Ho, Wolverhampton'). Although Wolverhampton are the only team to use it at every single home game before kick-off.


  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.