Issued as a single, backed with "Keep on Growing", the song reached number 91 on the Billboard Hot in Bell-bottoms are a style of trousers that were popular at the time. According to Clapton, the song was written for Pattie Boyd after she asked him to get her a pair of bell-bottom blue jeans from the United States. Author Jan Reid also praises Clapton's singing on the song, noting that his phrasing manages to suggest that despite the pain he is feeling, the woman's antics remind him of the "joy of just being alive". The writing of the song was originally credited to Eric Clapton alone, but is now jointly credited to Clapton and Bobby Whitlock.
BELL BOTTOM BLUES CHORDS by Eric Clapton @ gulliversretailpark.com
Bell bottom blues, you made me cry I don't want to lose this feeling If I could choose a place to die. It would be in your arms Do you want to see me crawl across the floor to you? Do you want to hear me beg you to take me back? I'd gladly do it because I don't want to fade away Give me one more day, please I don't want to fade away In your heart I want to stay It's all wrong, but it's alright The way that you treat me, baby Once I was strong, but I lost the fight But you won't find a better loser Do you want to see me crawl across the floor to you?