Old Love (6:23)

Cover of Journeyman

From Journeyman and 43 other releases

In 1988, after nine years of marriage to Pattie Boyd, Clapton divorced the model and photographer. This song documents the end of their relationship. Boyd told the Guardian newspaper December 13, 2008 that she was hurt that he should write a song about such a sensitive subject. She said: “The end of a relationship is a sad enough thing, but to then have Eric writing about it as well. It makes me more sad, I think, because I can’t answer back.”


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  • DrMichaelGalvin

    Layla just might be the only Clapton song I like more than this one.

    9 Jan 6:14pm Reply
  • hippietim

    I know this song has 2 hurt 4 Patty Boyd~

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • TotoMelua

    Heard the Unplugged version an hour ago and now the studio version. The former is THE version, but the song is still massive whether acoustic or electric.

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Qtamo

    This Unplugged version is just... absolutely incredible.

    3 Dec 2012 Reply
  • eyaj


    16 Jul 2012 Reply
  • balbanese1

    My grandmother told me one time when my grandfather died that there was nothing like "Old Love". It's like a comfy pair of old shoes, you just slip right in.

    18 Jun 2012 Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    the unplugged version is straight up UNBELIEVABLE, the album one is fine, but the unplugged one.....shivers every time.

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ben12a

    There's a reason Eric Clapton's still popular after 50 years. He's great.Don't write songs like this anymore.

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • tezzagamer

    The unplugged version of this is so goddamn sexy.

    18 Jan 2012 Reply
  • persocomChii

    ♫ It's just an illusion caused by how I used to feel ♫ ... covers so many exes right there

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • my_ataxia

    за душу цепляет.

    6 Sep 2011 Reply
  • floeckchen55

    tut das gut !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    27 Aug 2011 Reply
  • geoffolynyk

    The version of this on Unplugged is one of Chuck Leavell's three favourite songs that he contributed to, according to Wikipedia. (The other two being "Jessica" by the Allman Brothers Band, and "Already Over Me" by the Rolling Stones.) Anyway, I looooove that version of it.

    29 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Ksimi

    Amazing performance on Unplugged

    14 Apr 2011 Reply
  • vspeedoflight


    2 Apr 2011 Reply
  • rockin1angel

    Happy Early Birthday ~~ ErIc ~~~

    26 Mar 2011 Reply
  • smooth6

    Check out Robert Cray's guitar (duet with EC on this track) on 'Phone Booth'

    25 Mar 2011 Reply
  • prominence_la

    Rediscovered this song, and its excellent, excellent solos. It's like returning to Paradise.

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • lucy304

    Clapton is amazing

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
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