Posted by ESC on October 02, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Song lyric posted by TheFallen on October 02, 2004
: : : In Etta May's song "At Last" she refers to her "heart wrapped in clover." What does that mean? Does it mean anything at all?
: : : Thanks
: : Etta James? Or is this someone else? Just curious.
: It's Etta James according to www.allmusic.com. There are a few "clover" expressions - to be in clover for one, means to be extremely happy or in an ideal situation. I suspect that if one's heart (as the seat of one's emotions, figuratively speaking) were wrapped in clover, then one would also be ecstatically joyful. On the other hand it just might be a reference to some kind of cannibalistic Martha Stewart-esque recipe, but I severely doubt it.
I think she means her heart had good luck, as in four-leaf clover.
my love has come along
my lonely days over
and life is like a song
Ooh At last
the skies above are blue
well my heart was wrapped up in clover
the night I looked at you