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Eli's Comin'

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"Eli's Comin'"
Song by Laura Nyro
from the album Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
ReleasedMarch 3, 1968 (1968-03-03)
GenrePop, soul
Songwriter(s)Laura Nyro
Producer(s)Laura Nyro, Charlie Calello
"Eli's Comin'"
Single by Three Dog Night
from the album Suitable for Framing
B-side"Circle for a Landing"
ReleasedOctober 1969
StudioAmerican Recording Co.
GenreRock, soul, gospel
Songwriter(s)Laura Nyro
Producer(s)Gabriel Mekler
Three Dog Night singles chronology
"Easy to Be Hard"
"Eli's Comin'"

"Eli's Comin'" is a song written and recorded in 1967 by American singer-songwriter and pianist Laura Nyro.[1] The song was first released in 1968 on Nyro's album, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession.[2]

While attending Joseph Wade Junior High School in the Bronx, Nyro performed an early version of the song in music class to prove to the teacher that rock and roll "wasn't junk".[citation needed]

Other versions[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

  • "Eli's Comin'" was featured in a first season episode of the TV series Sports Night called "Eli's Coming".[8][9]


  1. ^ Kort, Michele (2002). "Eli's Comin'". Soul Picnic: The Music and Passion of Laura Nyro. St. Martin's Press. pp. 57. ISBN 0-312-20941-X.
  2. ^ Eli and the Thirteenth Confession Retrieved February 18, 2015
  3. ^ "Eli's Coming" by Three Dog Night Retrieved February 18, 2015
  4. ^ Three Dog Night, "Eli's Coming" Chart Position Retrieved February 18, 2015
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Singles - November 29, 1969" (PDF).
  6. ^ "The 5th Dimension – Live!!". Discogs. 1971. Retrieved May 17, 2022.
  7. ^ "Foliole #2 The Sound Of Singers 3". Discogs. 1971. Retrieved June 13, 2023.
  8. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (August 28, 2009). "Sports Night: Revisiting "Eli's Coming" & "Ordnance Tactics"". NJ.com. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  9. ^ Bowman, Donna (August 15, 2012). "Sports Night: "Eli's Coming"/"Ordnance Tactics"". The A.V. Club. Retrieved February 18, 2023.