Elusive Butterfly (2:51)

Cover of The Ultimate Sixties Collection

From The Ultimate Sixties Collection and 66 other releases

The Elusive Butterfly was sung by Bob Lind. It became a hit in 1966. It was Bob Lind’s only hit as a singer, although more than 200 other recording artists had hit records singing songs written by him.


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You might wake up some morning
To the sound of something moving past your window in the wind
And if you're quick enough to rise
You'll catch the fleeting glimpse of someone's fading shadow

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  • Malkamillian


    28 Jan 4:52pm Reply
  • supersteveme

    the best version is elusive

    10 Dec 2012 Reply


    1 Jul 2012 Reply
  • bingbongbilly

    I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love...

    23 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Stanzmastertron

    Get the original version in the sample. Gawd!

    23 Sep 2011 Reply
  • marcy50

    Always loved this song so much,,but let the real singers sing it.....Please or leave it alone~

    31 Mar 2011 Reply
  • momto2

    I loved this song but this version is not my favorite

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
  • trishbell

    I forgot about this little gem..loved it as a kid.

    30 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Olson-M

    to me, this sounds a lot like Sonny Bono !

    6 Aug 2010 Reply
  • OskiRocks

    Ooopppps! NOW I hear what all the bitching is about. Funky, Grade B recording....

    18 Mar 2010 Reply
  • OskiRocks

    Still getting the original in my Last.fm, and I should know, as I must have heard this song over 1,000 times....

    14 Mar 2010 Reply
  • navydog60

    great song original much better

    27 Jan 2010 Reply
  • OskiRocks

    This link goes to 2 different versions. That is why my play count does not include ALL my listens to Bob Lind. By the way, Marcy 50, John Denver's is a cover, Bob Lind is the real deal---the one you grew up with on AM radio...

    1 Jan 2010 Reply
  • OskiRocks

    But THIS time, a week later, it is the true blue version...

    25 Dec 2009 Reply
  • OskiRocks

    A slightly off version, but still yummy.....

    17 Dec 2009 Reply
  • marcy50

    This is really pretty.but my John Denver song it better,,I love Butterflies!

    9 Oct 2009 Reply
  • emergingsynergy

    You might have seen me runnin' Through the long-abandoned ruins of the dreams you left behind If you remember something there That glided past you followed close by heavy breathin' Don't be concerned, it will not harm you It's only me pursuing somethin' I'm not sure of Across my dreams with nets of wonder I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love

    5 Oct 2009 Reply
  • marcy50

    Didn't John Denver sing this one??? I think so,,but still love the song just the same!

    16 Sep 2009 Reply
  • guitslinger

    Great song.HE did another one called I just let it take me.Any one know it?

    25 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Eclectic-G

    Blast from the past!

    26 Feb 2009 Reply
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