Must-hear Allison Crowe Cover Of John Sebastian’s Darling Be Home Soon

I happened onto this video of Allison Crowe, the Canadian singer-songwriter and icon-in-training, performing her uniquely gorgeous version of “Darling Be Home Soon,” a classic pop – in the best sense of “pop” – tune and couldn’t go to sleep without posting it first.

Written by John Sebastian (as were ” “Do You Believe in Magic”, “Summer in the City,” “Daydream,” “Nashville Cats,” “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind,” “Six O’Clock,” “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice,” and “Younger Girl”), “Darling Be Home Soon” was popularized by The Lovin’ Spoonful, Sebastian’s band, in 1967. I hereby proudly confess to being a long-time admirer (since before 1967) of Mr. Sebastian and The Lovin’ Spoonful.

Crowe’s luscious, sometimes almost lascivious vocalizations match up surprisingly well with the delightfulness, a Sebastian trademark (nobody does delightful like John Sebastian), that pervades “Darling Be Home Soon” to produce an irresistibly enjoyable, profoundly satisfying performance.


Darling Be Home Soon – Allison Crowe
Video from Adrian22

I am republishing selected posts from my former site, Cohencentric, here on This entry was originally posted Jan 25, 2010 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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