Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) – Neil Diamond

July 17, 2021

Today’s song of the day is the crowd-pleasing American pop song, “Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)” by singer-songwriter Neil Diamond.

Fun Facts 

  • Neil Diamond sold more than 100 million records globally, placing him on a list of one of the world’s best-selling musicians.
  • He was inspired to write the song “Sweet Caroline” by President John F. Kennedy’s daughter, Caroline Kennedy, who was 12 years old at the time. He’d glimpsed a cute photo of the First Family, picturing young Caroline in her riding gear, sitting on a horse.
  • “Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)” is Neil Diamond’s signature song. It’s been preserved in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress of its cultural significance.
  • “Sweet Caroline” has become a popular song that’s often played at Boston’s Fenway Park during Red Sox baseball games during the seventh inning stretch, with the audience singing along. This tradition first began in 1997, when the employee in charge of music at the ballpark knew someone who’d just had a baby named Caroline, so she played the song, and it caught on with the crowd.

Lyrics 

(Lyric Find)

Where it began, I can’t begin to knowing

But then I know it’s growing strong

Was in the spring

And spring became the summer

Who’d have believed you’d come along

Hands, touching hands

Reaching out, touching me, touching you

Sweet Caroline

Good times never seemed so good

I’ve been inclined

To believe they never would

But now I

Look at the night and it don’t seem so lonely

We filled it up with only two

And when I hurt

Hurting runs off my shoulders

How can I hurt when holding you

One, touching one

Reaching out, touching me, touching you

Sweet Caroline

Good times never seemed so good

I’ve been inclined

To believe they never would

Oh no, no

Sweet Caroline

Good times never seemed so good

Sweet Caroline

I believe they never could

Sweet Caroline

Good times never seemed so good

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