"Hi Ho Silver Lining" is an iconic 1960s rock song, written by American songwriters Scott English and Larry Weiss. It was first released as a single in March 1967 by The Attack and a few days later by Jeff Beck,. Because the Beck version charted first, the song is most often associated with that artist. It has been re-recorded many times (most recently in 2006) and retains its popularity on the dance-floor despite not being a big hit at the time of its original release.
Jeff Beck version
The song was not included on the album Truth when first released in 1968. Beck performed "Hi Ho Silver Lining" live on the charity benefit show, the ARMS Charity Concert for Multiple Sclerosis, featuring an all-star jam with Steve Winwood and Simon Phillips in 1983.
Formats and tracklistings
1967 7" single (UK/Holland: Columbia DB 8151, New Zealand: Columbia DNZ 10497, Portugal: Columbia 8E 006-93925)
- A. "Hi Ho Silver Lining" (English, Weiss) 2:53
- B. "Beck's Bolero" (Page) 2:52
|Chart (1967)||Peak position|
|Irish Singles Chart||17|
|UK Singles Chart||14|
|Australian Go-Set Top 40 Singles Chart||25|
Other recorded versions exist by Giant Crab, Dave Chance, Black Lace, Slade, Bad Manners, and Hello.
Association with Football Clubs
At Hillsborough the song is played over the speakers when Sheffield Wednesday come out after the away team however the song used cuts out at the "Hi Ho Silver Lining" part so the Barmy Army can Shout "Hi Ho Sheffield Wednesday". It is also the anthem of Aston Villa F.C. The song is played after matches played at Villa Park and fans sing along, changing the words of the chorus to "Hi Ho Aston Villa!". The song is also the anthem of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C, with the chorus lyrics changed to "Hi Ho Wolverhampton!", usually sung by the fans spontaneously or at least when the Wanderers enter the pitch.