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Posted by Lewis on October 04, 2004

In Reply to: Clover = good luck posted by ESC 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 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.

: At last
: 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

Four-leafed clover = good luck
in clover = an entirely separate expression based upon the 99% of clover that is not quadruple leafed. 'in clover' is usually used to mean 'happy' as in rolling around on a lawn on a summer's day - notice the link in the song to the sky being blue?

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