“I’m Not Sayin'” – Nico / Gordon Lightfoot


“I’m Not Sayin'” was an early pre-Velvet Underground single cut by Nico for Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate Records in Britain around 1965 or so. It’s pretty boss mid-1960s folk pop with some great acoustic strumming by none other than Jimmy Page.

Nico’s version has a certain hip cachet these days, but not many people realize this is actually a cover of a Gordon Lightfoot song that was a hit in Canada the same year. The Lightfoot version is also highly recommended and included here as well.