The Time Has Come

by Anne Briggs, arranged by John Smith

Recorded in Frome
December 2019

“The Time Has Come is a song from Bert & John, written by Anne Briggs, which I covered for my 2018 album Hummingbird. The guitar part is distinctly Bert and invites a fingerpicker to disappear down a rabbit-hole of hypnotic altered-tune syncopation. One of my favourite ways to spend time is to close my eyes and play his riff for this song.”

“I discovered Bert Jansch when I was 16 years old. My dad gave me a cassette of Bert & John and that was it; I was hooked. I immediately dug into Bert’s music and learned about this whole mystical world of guitar music. Later I saw Bert perform, but never had the chance to thank him for his part in changing my life.”