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“Roundabout” is the opening track for the 1971 album Fragile by British progressive rock band Yes. The song was written by singer Jon Anderson and guitarist Steve Howe. In January 1972, an edited version of the song was released as a single with “Long Distance Runaround” on the B-side. “Roundabout” has become one of the best-known songs by Yes. Live versions of the song are found on the albums Yessongs (1973), Classic Yes (1981), Keys to Ascension (1996), (2000), and Live at Montreux 2003 (2007). The Yessongs version was released as a single in 1974. Anderson has said the lyrics to the song were inspired by a long tour van ride from northern Scotland to north England, which featured many traffic-clogged roundabouts along with mountain and lake scenery. Howe’s use of... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Da da da da daaa da da ... Call it morning driving thru the sound and ... In and around the lake

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