Donovan

Jennifer Juniper

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Written for Jenny Boyd (sister of George Harrison's wife), this effortlessly beautiful ballad provided Donovan with yet another Top Ten U.S. hit. A sprightly, cherry jazz-folk tempo carries the tune, which has elements of Irish and classical music. Lyrically, the song is sung in a charming, almost childlike tone, as if the singer is trying to tame a beautiful, wild animal. Capturing all of the innocence of the era perfectly, it's one of his finest singles.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
The Hurdy Gurdy Man 1968 Epic 2:40
Donovan's Greatest Hits 1969 Legacy / Epic 2:42
Classic Rock: 1968 - Shakin' All Over 1989
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:42
Greatest Hits and More [EMI] 1989 EMI Music Distribution 2:42
Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976 1992 Legacy / Epic 3:16
Peace and Love Songs [1995] 1996 Sony Music Distribution 2:42
1968: A Time to Remember 1997 A Time To Remember 2:41
Love Is Hot, Truth Is Molten 1998 Raven 2:39
Election 1999
Original Soundtrack
Sire 2:42
Sunshine Superman: The Very Best of Donovan 2002 EMI Music Distribution 2:42
Great Donovan 2003 Rajon Entertainment Pty Ltd. 2:42
The Essential Donovan [2004] 2004 Legacy / Sony Music Distribution 2:43