The clip is verse three, beginning with the last three words of the linking vocal bridge (with its minor modulation) from verse two.
…Be my guide
If they gave me a fortune
My treasure would be small
I could lose it all tomorrow
And never mind at all
But if I should lose your love, dear
I don’t know what I’ll do
For I know I’ll never find another you
I’ll Never Find Another You epitomises the sound of The Seekers, with the lead female vocal and male backing voices. Judith Durham sings lead vocal with backing and harmonies from Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley. The power and clarity of Durham’s voice, combined with the lively tempo of I’ll Never Find Another You, keeps the song free from sentimentality while engaging the listener in the narrative line.
The double bass anchors the song while the guitars and tambourine provide the rhythmic accompaniment. In this verse, Durham introduces a slight melodic variation on the word ‘they’. The clip ends with a guitar link riff. The sound is recorded in mono using analogue technology.
The compositional structure is simple. The text is easily remembered with the hook line repeated at the end of each verse, while the melody moves engagingly, following the lyrics between optimistic major to contemplative minor.
The simple verse structure and uncomplicated lyrics are characteristic of The Seekers’ folk-pop cross-over genre: unlike a traditional folk ballad, there is no unfolding story, just a reflection on the importance of the beloved to the narrator. Both narrator and protagonist are unnamed so that the listener easily identifies with the sentiments expressed and relates them to their own experience. In this case the song describes life’s long journey and refers to the search for one true lover to be a life partner – a feat which, according to this clip, has been fulfilled. As one user wrote on a Seekers online discussion forum: 'Don’t you just love the innocence and naivety of sixties music!’