Catalogue: BP 416
Date: Oct 1982
Chart Position: 34
A: Whitesnake Here I Go Again D. Coverdale, B. Marsden Martin Birch
B: Whitesnake Bloody Luxury D. Coverdale
“Here I Go Again” is a song recorded by Whitesnake. Originally released on their 1982 album, Saints & Sinners, the song was re-recorded for their eponymous 1987 album Whitesnake. The song was re-recorded yet another time in 1988 in a new “radio” version.
Background and writing:
The song was written by lead singer, David Coverdale, and former Whitesnake guitarist, Bernie Marsden. The most notable differences between the original and revamped version are the style of the music (blues-rock versus hard rock) and a slight change in the lyrics. The chorus of the original version features the lines:
“An’ here I go again on my own
Goin’ down the only road I’ve ever known
Like a hobo I was born to walk alone”
Whereas the newer version is:
“Like a drifter I was born to walk alone”
In an interview, Coverdale claimed he changed the lyric because he was afraid people would think he was saying “homo” instead of “hobo”.
There are several different versions of the song, all recorded officially by Whitesnake.
The original version from the 1982 Saints & Sinners album with Bernie Marsden and Micky Moody on guitar (5:03)