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It's ten years since Maurice Gibb died [Robin died last year] leaving just Barry Gibb sole survivor of one of the most successful pop bands ever. Many people think of the Bee Gees as disco falsetto screamers but they were much more than that, and wrote major hits for many other artists too.

"Morning of My Life" is a beautiful and early song from 1965:


The words and melody work so well together, full of wistful sadness evoking lost youth:


In the morning when the moon is at it's rest,
you will find me at the time I love the best
watching rainbows play on sunlight;
pools of water iced from cold nights, in the morning.
'Tis the morning of my life.

In the daytime I will meet you as before.
You will find me waiting by the ocean floor,
building castles in the shifting sands
in a world that no one understands,
In the morning.

'Tis the morning of my life,

In the morning of my life
the minutes take so long to drift away
Please be patient with your life
It's only morning and you've still to live your day

In the ev'ning I will fly you to the moon
To the top right hand corner of
the ceiling in my room
Where we'll stay until the sun shines
Another day to swing on clothes lines
May I be yawning
T'is the morning of my life
T'is the morning of my life
In the morning
In the morning
In the morning



The song was not released until 1971 when it was used in the soundtrack to the sweet and funny childhood romance film "Melody", or "S.W.A.L.K" in the UK [short for Sealed With A Loving Kiss - aaahhhh!] starring child actor Mark Lester who's best friend Jack fears losing his friendship when love strikes ...

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