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Richard Harris

MacArthur Park (7:31)

According to the MacArthur Park Songfacts, Jimmy Webb wrote a 22-minute cantata in the summer of 1967 that ended with a seven-minute coda called "MacArthur Park." He offered it to Bones Howe, who produced The Association, for possible inclusion on the group's fourth LP. Howe loved it, but the group did not want to give up half the album for Webb's project, so they rejected it. The song went to Richard Harris,…

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Richard Harris - MacArthur Park Lyrics


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  • My favourite song about leaving cake out in the rain.
  • Absolute class.
  • love this.
  • Great oldie. As the old saying goes, "If you remember the 60's and 70's, you weren't there.
  • Some people would bitch if ya hung em with a new rope.
  • CAKE!
  • absolute classic ..that only jimmy webb could write ♫♥♫
  • A Jimmy Webb song.....nuff said. [2]
  • The inspiration for "MacArthur Park" was the relationship and breakup between Webb and Susan Ronstadt, a cousin of singer Linda Ronstadt. MacArthur Park was where the two occasionally met for lunch and spent their most enjoyable times together. At that time (mid-1965), Ronstadt worked for a life insurance company whose offices were located just across the street from the park. Webb and Ronstadt remained friends, even after her marriage to another man. The breakup was also the primary influence for "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," another Webb composition. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacArthur_Park_%28song%29
  • Two months later still greatest fuckin song of all time!

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