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"Hi Ho Silver Lining" is a rock song, written by American songwriters Scott English and Larry Weiss and first released as a single in March 1967 by The Attack, followed a few days later by Jeff Beck.[1] Because the Beck version charted first, the song is most often associated with him.

"Hi Ho Silver Lining"
Single by The Attack
ReleasedMarch 1967
Format7" single
LabelDecca: F 12578
Songwriter(s)English / Weiss
"Hi Ho Silver Lining"
Netherlands-only cover
Single by Jeff Beck
B-side"Beck's Bolero"
Released10 March 1967
Format45 RPM
Recorded19 January 1967
StudioDe Lane Lea Studios, London
GenreRock, psychedelic pop
LabelColumbia: DB 8151
Songwriter(s)Scott English, Larry Weiss
Producer(s)Mickie Most
Jeff Beck singles chronology
"Hi Ho Silver Lining" / "Beck's Bolero"
"Tallyman" / "Rock My Plimsoul"


Jeff Beck versionEdit

The song was not included on the album Truth when first released in 1968 (but is a bonus track on the 2006 reissue). 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.[2] The song was resurrected for the "Together and Apart" Japanese and US tours with Eric Clapton in 2009 and 2010. According to Kate Mossman, writing in the New Statesman, Beck "has likened 'Hi Ho Silver Lining' to having a pink toilet seat hung around your neck for the rest of your life." [3]

Formats and track listingsEdit

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 positionsEdit

Chart (1967) Peak position
Irish Singles Chart[4] 17
UK Singles Chart[5] 14
Australian Go-Set Top 40 Singles Chart[6] 25



  1. ^ "Jeff Beck—Hi-Ho Silver Lining/Beck's Bolero". Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  2. ^ Union, Wonderful. "Official Site". Steve Winwood. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  3. ^ "The £7m fingers: how Jeff Beck became a guitar hero by saying no". Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  4. ^ Top 50 Singles - 29 April 1967.
  5. ^ "Top 100 Singles - 13 May 1967". Retrieved 19 January 2009.
  6. ^ "Top 40 Singles - 21 June 1967". Retrieved 19 January 2009.