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Sweet Child o' Mine
Sweet Child o' Mine cover
by Guns N' Roses
Album Appetite for Destruction
Released 15 January 1988
Recorded 1987
Genre Hard rock
Length 5:55
Writers Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin
Label Geffen Records
Producer Mike Clink
Appetite for Destruction chronology
8. "Think About You" 9. "Sweet Child o' Mine" 10. "You're Crazy"

"Sweet Child O' Mine" is the ninth track on Guns N' Roses' 1987 album Appetite for Destruction. It was released as the third single from the album on 15 January 1988, and hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, the only Guns N' Roses song to ever do so. It is arguably the band's most popular song, with the riff being featured at the top of many "best riffs" lists in magazines and the like.


Lyrics


She's got a smile that it seems to me

Reminds me of childhood memories

Where everything

Was as fresh as the bright blue sky

[Sky sky]

Now and then when i see her face

It takes me away to that special place

And if i stared too long

I'd probably break down and cry

Woah oh oh

Sweet child o' mine

Woah oh oh oh

Sweet love of mine


[instrumental]


She's got eyes of the bluest skies

As if they thought of rain

I'd hate to look into those eyes

And see an ounce of pain


Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place

Where as a child i'd hide

And pray for the thunder and the rain

To quietly pass me by

Oh oh woah

Sweet child o' mine

Woah oh oh oh

Sweet love of mine


[Break down Guitar riff]


Oh oh yeah


Woah oh oh oh

Sweet child o' mine

Oh oh woah oh

Sweet love of mine

Woah oh oh oh

Sweet child o' mine ooh yeah

Ooh sweet love of mine


Cha


[Guitar solo]


Where do we go

Where do we go now

Where do we go

Where do we go

Where do we go now

Where do we go

Where do we go

Where do we go now [Sweet child o' mine]

Ooh where do we go now

Ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay

Oh where do we go now

Ah oh oh oh oh

Where do we go

Oh

Where do we go now

Where do we go

Oh oh oh oh

Where do we go now

Where do we go

Oh

Where do we go now

No no no no no no no


Sweet child

Sweet child o' mine


[end]

Big Daddy[]

A new version of the song was included in the movie Big Daddy which was released in 1999. This version is edited to a 4:42 running time. The first half of the song is taken from a live version of the song with re-recorded vocals by Axl. At around the 3 minute mark, during the solo, the recording fuses into a studio version of the song with the 1999 lineup of the band.

Personnel[]

Big Daddy Version[]

Live Section[]

^not sure about what lineup it was recorded with so if anyone could fill in the blanks that would be great^

Studio Section[]

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Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine

Sweet Child O' Mine music video

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