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Cat Stevens — Morning Has Broken
Album: Teaser And The Firecat
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Released: 1971
Length: 3:11
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from Heaven
Like the first dew fall on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the One Light Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day

Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word
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 123heyaho! wrote:
This guy supported killing a man for writing a book. What's more to say, and how can anybody still listen to him without that in mind...?
 
How are things in Moscows Man's Swamp today?
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
we sang this in my 8th grade choir spring concert
in 1974
 
Funny, so did we. Must have been the trend that year.
I love this version. My only quibble is it is 'recreation' as in to create again (initial long e) as opposed to recreation with a short initial e as in what you do on the playground. Our choir director really hammered that.
I wonder if Billy Joel borrowed a little from the piano interludes between the verses here for his Piano Man...
I'm going to have to check my blood sugar by the time is over.
Don’t discuss, folks.... listen and enjoy. And no doubt, it’s a 10!
 123heyaho! wrote:
 
 
I get that because it annoys me too.  I don't think adherence to a religion is a reason to abandon morality (please hear me all fundamentalist Trump supporters, which is most of you, and you are basically the same as Yusuf Islam), but I don't think that means you have to abandon the music made before the crazy cropped up.
This guy supported killing a man for writing a book. What's more to say, and how can anybody still listen to him without that in mind...?
Played this at my daughter's summer wedding last year, as it went from a rainy morning and the sun broke just in time an hour before the outdoor ceremony....so beautiful and timeless. 
 Tallie wrote:
Why so much Cat Stevens in the mellow mix? I like him but it feels like 1 in 10 songs is Cat.
 
Fantastic.  It is called the meow mix.
Clean and fresh just like my boxers.
Why so much Cat Stevens in the mellow mix? I like him but it feels like 1 in 10 songs is Cat.
Rick Wakeman Story Morning Has Broken

Well worth a listen . Heads up to Propayne for the pointer
Echoing what is mentioned in the earlier post, look on YouTube for Rick Wakeman's very funny story behind him writing and performing that intro.
we sang this in my 8th grade choir spring concert
in 1974
 Beclipsed wrote:
Never played ? You should change that.!!!

 

And why hasn't it been played since that one (/) time?
Now that he is going into the R&R Hall of Fame, please play!
Never played ? You should change that.!!!

Yusuf Islam by ~A-Hammond
Amy  ©2009-2010 ~A-Hammond

Yusuf Islam at the 2009 Q Awards.


Cat Stevens - "Morning Has Broken" - Live (1973)

"  "Morning Has Broken
" is a popular and well-known Christianhymn and is often sung in children's services. Pop and folk singerCat Stevens included an acoustic version on his 1971 album Teaser and the Firecat. The song became identified with Stevens when it reached number 6 on the US pop chart and #1 on the US adult contemporary chart in 1972

The hymn originally appeared in the second edition of Songs of Praise (published in 1931), to the tune "Bunessan", arranged by the composer Martin Shaw. In Songs of Praise Discussed, the editor, Percy Dearmer, explains that as there was need for a hymn to give thanks for each day, English poet and children's author Eleanor Farjeon had been "asked to make a poem to fit the lovely gaelic tune". A slight variation on the original hymn, also written by Eleanor Farjeon, can be found in the form of a poem contributed to the anthology Children's Bells, under Farjeon's new title, "A Morning Song (For the First Day of Spring)", published by Oxford University Press in 1957.

Writing credit for "Morning Has Broken" has occasionally been erroneously attributed to Stevens, who popularised the song abroad. The familiar piano arrangement on Stevens' recording was performed by
Rick Wakeman, a classically trained keyboardist with the English progressive rock band Yes."  (Wikipedia)