Single by Strawbs
from the album Deep Cuts
B-side"Beside the Rio Grande"
Released1976 (1976)
GenreProgressive rock
Songwriter(s)Dave Cousins, Chas Cronk
Strawbs singles chronology
"I Only Want My Love to Grow in You"
"Back in the Old Routine"

"Charmer" is a song by English band Strawbs featured on their 1976 album Deep Cuts.

The song was written by Dave Cousins and Chas Cronk. The single version has some additional overdubs compared to the version on the album.

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalogue Notes
United Kingdom 1976 (1976) Oyster 7" single 2066 744

B-Side of the single

The B-side track "Beside the Rio Grande" is a Dave Cousins composition also appearing on the album. The lyrics recount a story of the unjust lynching of a preacher, in the American Wild West.



Mellotron can clearly be heard on this track, therefore according to the album credits Robert Kirby is playing on this track. Both the other keyboard players are credited on the album but it is unsure which of them played on this particular track. A synthesizer can be heard in the instrumentation but both Mealing and Holmes are credited with this instrument in the album credits.