This song was written by Donovan and George Harrison during their trip to India. Donovan recorded the song in 1968. The part of the song written by George Harrison was not used in the final recording. Hurdy Gurdy Man was released as a single with Teen Angel in 1968. The single reached number four on the UK Singles chart and number five on the Billboard chart. The song has also been recorded by The Four Freshmen, and Eartha Kitt among others. Donovan included the verse written by George Harrison during live performances of the song. A live version with George Harrison’s verse was released on Donovan’s 1990 album Rising.
Now Hear This: Hurdy Gurdy Man – Donovan (1990)