Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young were an American folk-rock supergroup, consisting of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash.
Later on, Neil Young joined the team as a fourth member and stayed with the band until the end.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were active tween 1968 and 2015 and played mostly folk-rock, country rock and soft rock music genres.
The group was noted for its lasting influence on American music and culture and it is popular for its vocal harmonies, political activism, and interpersonal relationships.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and everyone hopes that their last breakup would not be permanent.
Going back to our song for today’s article – the free Helplessly Hoping piano sheets, we will now get into some details and the history of the song.
Helplessly Hoping was released as a folk-rock music genre song, in June 1969 and recorded in December 1968, by the American group.
The free Helplessly Hoping piano sheet music was released through Wally Heider’s Studio 3, as part of the band’s album named Crosby, Stills & Nash and has the song Marrakesh Express on its A-side.
As a fact, first, the song was actually released by Atlantic Records on Crosby, Stills and Nash’s eponymous debut album in May 1969.
The song was written by Stephen Stills and produced by Paul Rothchild and it carries the story of two lovers who don’t know their way in a psychological setting.
During the song, we can identify alliterations - Helplessly Hoping, Wordlessly Watching or Stand by the Stairwell and wordplay, which engage the listener in more than just the melodic line, but to go deeper into the meaning of the lyrics.
The song’s elements are simple – vocals and guitar, and even so, the band succeeded in sending an incredible message and such a lovely song.
We can also enjoy the song in its cover versions by J.D. Crowe and the New south – 1986, Home Free – 2017 or Of Mice & Men – 2021.