Song Lyric Sunday: 21st February

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.

First of May, written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.
The lyrics are in the clip.

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’

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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17 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 21st February

  1. Jen Goldie says:

    Beautiful song Di. Thank you. 💜🦋

  2. Lovely song I’d never heard before. It has made me a bit misty eyed…..

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Fabulous choice, love it 💜

  4. I think that I mentioned that trees can be tall in my post. I love this Bee Gees tune, they really wrote some good music,

  5. Lisa Coleman says:

    This is such a beautiful song! Thank you for sharing it. 🙂

  6. Carol anne says:

    Nice choice for the prompt, Di! Xx

  7. aisasami says:

    A different vibe from the Bee Gees (I just know them for their high-0energy disco tunes) but a pretty nice one!

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