Jim is our host for SLS challenge. This week we have length and size prompts of Long/Short/Small/Tall and the song that you choose must contain one of these prompt words in either the title or the lyrics.
I could choose Long Live Love which was our entry by Olivia Newton John in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, but she hit the bummer of bum notes and I never really liked the song anyway (she came 4th).
Abba won with Waterloo and it knocked everyone’s socks off!!
So, I’m going with The Bee Gees!! Love their music and this is one of my favourites from 1969, though I find it really sad. I used it as a suggestion for songs connected with Fruit……….. well I thought it was a good choice. It’s a good song too.
Extract from WIKI
The song was first recorded in Atlantic Studios in New York and was continued in IBC Studios, London. Barry said in the booklet with Tales from the Brothers Gibb that the title of the song came from the birthday of his dog, Barnaby. Maurice recalled the session in which that song came about. “Barry and I were sitting at the piano”, he said, “And I started playing the chords, and Barry started singing, ‘When I was small and Christmas trees were tall’ and I started singing along with it. We put a demo down with a vocal and we kept the piano track. Went back to England, and went into IBC Studios in London, added onto that piano track and Barry’s vocal stayed on as well. We had a choir and an orchestra all on this one piano”. This song was initially taped in demo form in New York City on 16 August 1968.
The orchestral arrangement from maestro Bill Shepherd was featured on the second chorus. The song starts with a piano on the first verse and chorus. Shepherd’s orchestra was featured in second verse and second chorus. After singing the second chorus, the singer repeated the first verse. The music was stopped when he sings don’t ask me why, but time has passed us by, Someone else moved in from far away.
Oh, and if you’re wondering, my fruit was ‘Date’