The song Anyday was written by Eric Clapton and Bobby Whitlock in 1970 and released in 1971 on the great Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album by Derek and the Dominos. (Derek was the Eric’s pseudonym.) Duane Allman played slide guitar with Eric on this song (and several others, notably the amazing Layla). Duane Allman was the bandleader of the Allman Brothers Band (he was killed in 1971 in a tragic motorcycle accident). The drummer for the Allman Brothers Band was Butch Trucks.
In 1979 Butch Trucks nephew was born and named Derek. Derek Trucks started playing slide guitar at an early age and formed the Derek Trucks Band in 1994. He toured with and eventually joined the Allman Brothers. He toured with Eric Clapton in 2006.
Trucks is married to singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, who sings in the Derek Trucks Band performance of Anyday below, which is from Clapton’s CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2007.
Anyday by Eric Clapton and Bobby Whitlock
You were talking and I thought I heard you say
"Please leave me alone.
Nothing in this world can make me stay.
I’d rather go back, I’d rather go back home."
But if you believed in me like I believe in you,
We could have a love so true, we would go on endlessly.
And I know anyday, anyday, I will see you smile.
Any way, any way, only for a little while.
Well someday baby, I know you’re gonna need me
When this old world has got you down.
I’ll be right here, so woman call me
And I’ll never ever let you down.
To break the glass and twist the knife into yourself;
You’ve got to be a fool to understand.
To bring your woman back home after she’s left you for another,
You’ve got to be a, you’ve got to be a man.
Anyday, anyday, I will see you smile.
Any way, any way, just for a little, just for a little while.