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The Beatles — Good Morning Good Morning
Album: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
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Released: 1967
Length: 2:37
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Good morning
Good morning
Good morning
Good morning
Good morning

Nothing to do to save his life
Call his wife in
Nothing to say but "What a day!"
"How's your boy been?"
Nothing to do
It's up to you
I've got nothing to say but "It's okay"

Good morning
Good morning
Good morning

Going to work
Don't want to go
Feeling low down
Heading for home
You start to roam
Then you're in town

Everybody knows
There's nothing doing
Everything is closed
It's like a ruin
Everyone you see
Is half asleep
And you're on your own
You're in the street

After a while you start to smile
Now you feel cool
Then you decide to take a walk
By the old school
Nothing has changed
It's still the same
I've got nothing to say but "It's okay"

Good morning
Good morning
Good morning

People running 'round
It's five o'clock
Everywhere in town
Is getting dark
Everyone you see
Is full of life
It's time for tea
And ''Meet the Wife''

Somebody needs to know the time
Glad that I'm here
Watching the skirts you start to flirt
Now you're in gear
Go to a show
You hope she goes
I've got nothing to say but "It's okay"

Good morning
Good morning
Good
Good morning
Good morning
Good
Good morning
Good morning
Good
Good morning
Good morning
Good
Guten morgen
Guten morgen
Gut
Guten morgen
Guten morgen
Gut
Guten morgen
Guten morgen
Gut
Guten morgen
Guten morgen
Gut
(Ja! Ja!)
Guten morgen
Guten morgen
Gut
(Ja!)
Guten morgen
Guten morgen
Gut
''Gewozei teuer''
Guten morgen, guten morgen, good morning!
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 evermovingtarget wrote:
Oh, and how about less Beatles and more Rolling Stones?

Speaking of bands from that era and all. Rolling Stones continues to be a band to reckon with, and continues to influence music. More than can be said for Beatles. RS is truly an impressive bunch! 

 
You need a close encounter with Maxwell's Silver Hammer. 
 
Oh, and how about less Beatles and more Rolling Stones?

Speaking of bands from that era and all. Rolling Stones continues to be a band to reckon with, and continues to influence music. More than can be said for Beatles. RS is truly an impressive bunch! 
This weird moment when it's 4pm and this song is playing {#Eyes} 

In this case a "gooooood morning" from Europe to the US {#Yell}{#Sleep}
 
Likely the most overrated  band in the history of overrating bands....

(Granted, they played a significant role in their day, but that was back in their day. Personally I find their music to be mostly boring).

A notable exception to the Beatles clan is George Harrison though. He's been underrated in my opinion. The source of by far the best music from Beatles. 
Absolutely horrible
Bills on a tear!
 sirdroseph wrote:
Ditto to all of that.{#Yes} Abbey Road and Revolver are tied for my Beatles favs.
 
In a recent "All Music" poll, listeners were asked what their favourite Beatles album was.

The Results:

1) Revolver
2) The White Album
3) Rubber Soul
4) Abbey Road
5) Sgt. Pepper
Dang Bill, you gotta let that play through Sgt Pepper's reprise.. {#Naughty}
 On_The_Beach wrote:

No doubt some will find your comments outrageous but I gotta agree. On a song-by-song basis, this is far from the Beatles best album, although it is probably their most famous. I'll take The White Album, Abbey Road, Rubber Soul, Revolver and even Let it Be over this.

 

Ditto to all of that.{#Yes} Abbey Road and Revolver are tied for my Beatles favs.
 Stingray wrote:
one of the very few BEATLES-SONGS that do not mean much to me!

 

I agree, not one of my favorites. 
brilliant song from the best album of all time...  love it...  time flies when we're having fun...
 gjr wrote:
an ok song (and by ok, i mean ok by beatles standards).   part of the conundrum that is sgt. peppers.   a conceived, forced, and, at times, not very good album.   sure there are the peaks (see: "day in the life") but as a whole nowhere near the simple mastery of rubber soul and the jacked-up over-amped revolver.   
 
No doubt some will find your comments outrageous but I gotta agree. On a song-by-song basis, this is far from the Beatles best album, although it is probably their most famous. I'll take The White Album, Abbey Road, Rubber Soul, Revolver and even Let it Be over this.
an ok song (and by ok, i mean ok by beatles standards).   part of the conundrum that is sgt. peppers.   a conceived, forced, and, at times, not very good album.   sure there are the peaks (see: "day in the life") but as a whole nowhere near the simple mastery of rubber soul and the jacked-up over-amped revolver.    

as ringo wistfully said in "anthology":  'during the "pepper" sessions - i learned how to play chess' 

having said that - still not sure how this rates 1.1 BELOW radiohead "fake plastic trees"?   anyone? anyone?  Bueller, bueller??
 hanssachs wrote:
Unfortunate fadeout .... the next track, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) is, all in its lonesome, the most economical expression of a complete rock music concept I know of.  It comes in, it makes the statement, the key changes up for more energy, repeat, fade out, it's gone - but it's complete.  *sigh*

 
bump^

Everybody in my church loves this great song from the best album in infinity...
 


volume is wayyyy up...  love it...

 

highres


Unfortunate fadeout .... the next track, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) is, all in its lonesome, the most economical expression of a complete rock music concept I know of.  It comes in, it makes the statement, the key changes up for more energy, repeat, fade out, it's gone - but it's complete.  *sigh*
one of the very few BEATLES-SONGS that do not mean much to me!


brilliant...  love this song...

 
The horn section rocks on this.
 PeteyGreens wrote:


Did your dad, too?
 


Yes, he did...  he loved the Beatles...  sigh...

 
 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room love this song, and this whole album...


 
 

Did your dad, too?


Everybody in my hotel room love this song, and this whole album...


 
 YES! Though this nudged me towards giving the bari sax a try in HS. I think I wanted something that would project sinister power...thanks for the comment

jules44 wrote:
The horn section that they used always sounded kind of sinister to be - kind of the way the sax on some of Morphine's tunes. 
 



This brilliant song is from the best album of all time...  love it...



The horn section that they used always sounded kind of sinister to be - kind of the way the sax on some of Morphine's tunes. 
 84MacGuy wrote:
This is what I love about RP.  I normally hate the Beatles—like fingernails on a blackboard.  Probably because all their big songs have been played way, way too often.  But hearing one of their lesser songs once in a while is nice.  Now just play Rocky Raccoon and Back in the USSR, the only Beatles songs I still love.
 

You are one strange MacGuy in your Beatle tastes


I will dance to this...

 
 HazzeSwede wrote:
That, I did not know ! {#Lol}
 
Lennon asked engineer Geoff Emerick to arrange the animal noises heard at beginning (and end) of the song so that each animal heard was one capable of devouring (or frightening) the animal preceding it.<4><6>.
 dmax wrote:
Note the animal noises? They're in order of animal size.
  That, I did not know ! {#Lol}




As good as it gets...  love it...

 
 Gregorama wrote:

I'm with you, Romeo. A classic is a classic, no matter what art form.
 


Thank you!  Yes, this song and this album are both classic...

 

 mogwei85 wrote:
one of the worst Beatles songs. Which means something...
 
I wouldn't go that far, but I'd agree it was one of the weaker tracks on a great album.

I always found it interesting where the lads got their inspiration, this one came about from a Kellogg's cornflakes commercial! Check out your Beatles trivia folks...seriously!
 gjr wrote:
this may have been the seminal album of the 60's but it has not stood the test of time like the rest of their music.  rubber soul and revolver were far better musically and the lps after pepper have much better production/writing qualities.  this is just what happened when they "tried" to do something instead of doing what they did best - just write and play music (see: abbey road).  it may have been better if they had included penny lane/strawberry fields on it but not much. 
 

I agree with you.  This album broke a lot of ground creatively, but Magical Mystery Tour had better songs, and the Abbey Road medley, for me at least, will be the one that they'll be listening to in 100 years.
This is what I love about RP.  I normally hate the Beatles—like fingernails on a blackboard.  Probably because all their big songs have been played way, way too often.  But hearing one of their lesser songs once in a while is nice.  Now just play Rocky Raccoon and Back in the USSR, the only Beatles songs I still love.


This is a GREAT song from the best album in infinity...




one of the worst Beatles songs. Which means something...

The Beatles,London,Promo Party for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album,May 19,1967 by rising70
https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_first_rays/
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 gjr wrote:
this may have been the seminal album of the 60's but it has not stood the test of time like the rest of their music.  rubber soul and revolver were far better musically and the lps after pepper have much better production/writing qualities.  this is just what happened when they "tried" to do something instead of doing what they did best - just write and play music (see: abbey road).  it may have been better if they had included penny lane/strawberry fields on it but not much. 
 
Seriously? I could not disagree more. This album is one of The Beatles' finest, and I'm not speaking just of my own opinion. My brother, a classically trained and outstanding musician, has always maintained that the works of The Beatles - especially those of their later years - are among the best of all rock and roll from a music theory standpoint. When considering that none of the members/songwriters, especially Lennon and McCartney, never had any formal musical training, this fact is quite astonishing. They were nothing short of musical geniuses, and their works have and will continue to stand the test of time.

 romeotuma wrote:
I'm with you, Romeo.  A classic is a classic, no matter what art form.
I disagree...  I think this song is what will keep them heard 400 years from now—  just like Shakespeare...

 




Good morning back to ya, with this great song...




 gjr wrote:
this may have been the seminal album of the 60's but it has not stood the test of time like the rest of their music.  rubber soul and revolver were far better musically and the lps after pepper have much better production/writing qualities.  this is just what happened when they "tried" to do something instead of doing what they did best - just write and play music (see: abbey road).  it may have been better if they had included penny lane/strawberry fields on it but not much. 
 


I disagree...  I think this song is what will keep them heard 400 years from now—  just like Shakespeare...



Played it to death in college..still love it {#Kiss}
this may have been the seminal album of the 60's but it has not stood the test of time like the rest of their music.  rubber soul and revolver were far better musically and the lps after pepper have much better production/writing qualities.  this is just what happened when they "tried" to do something instead of doing what they did best - just write and play music (see: abbey road).  it may have been better if they had included penny lane/strawberry fields on it but not much. 
The Making of Sgt. Pepper's


Beautiful...  love it...




Perfect time in the AM for this song...  love it...




This is a fantastic song from the best album of all time... love it...


Sorry to say this , but some songs (and lyrics) are not their best!
I got nothin to say but its OK ... well actually great
 ICHawk wrote:

"It's time for tea and meet the wife!"  {#Dancingbanana}


  
It looks like this banana is in love.
 romeotuma wrote:


Good timing...  this song is good for the ears...
 
ahhhhhh mr originality at work, or is it mr banality?

"I got nothing to say but it's OK..."


We just turned the volume wayyyy up...  love it...




Good timing...  this song is good for the ears...


Ah man... I was waiting for the reprise then A Day in the Life! What a bummer...{#Cry}
i woke my wife up with this song the sunday morning after the first night spent in our newly-built house.

What I always thought was so cool about this song is how the chicken's cluck at the very end morphs into the opening C note into the reprise of "Sgt. Pepper's..."

"It's time for tea and meet the wife!"  {#Dancingbanana}


Once you start this album, you have to play the whole thing. 

Or not.  

OK RP, I'll play it later.


Love it...  from the best album of all time...


 Patti_M. wrote:
Is there a "lousy" song on this album? I don't think so!!
Love it!
pbm
8^) :)Edited By Patti_M. at 11:52 am on 11/20/2002
 
No, I don't believe there is!

The drum head on this album cover just sold at auction for $1.1 Million!
therickstah wrote:
WEAK!!!!!!??? :fire: This song was way ahead of its time....the driving beat... lennon's extra-intense vocals...definitely paved the way for seventies rock....AND it's the first lead-in track to a "day in the life" which IS the greatest tune of all time
Hey, the guy I was replying to said it was weak, not me...
johndmessner wrote:
The song hasn't been played recently, but I was reading the comments and wanted to reply to yours. The Beatles are my favorite band too. At middle age, I like this song as much as I ever have. I think the song expresses a cool attitude in the lyrics as well as in the arrangement (the brass and the drums in particular). I think it conveys some boredom with everyday life, which I know I can relate to. Anyway, I don't think it's weak. And don't forget the animal sounds at the end leading into the Sgt. Pepper Reprise. Very Cool! :cool:
WEAK!!!!!!??? :fire: This song was way ahead of its time....the driving beat... lennon's extra-intense vocals...definitely paved the way for seventies rock....AND it's the first lead-in track to a "day in the life" which IS the greatest tune of all time
Originally Posted by davedog: Am I the first? Love the Beatles, they are easily my favorite band. This, however, is one of their weakest songs. I do, however, remember it being my favorite Sgt. Pepper song when I was 10. Guess my tastes have grown up.
The song hasn't been played recently, but I was reading the comments and wanted to reply to yours. The Beatles are my favorite band too. At middle age, I like this song as much as I ever have. I think the song expresses a cool attitude in the lyrics as well as in the arrangement (the brass and the drums in particular). I think it conveys some boredom with everyday life, which I know I can relate to. Anyway, I don't think it's weak. And don't forget the animal sounds at the end leading into the Sgt. Pepper Reprise. Very Cool! :cool:
Oooh, Oooh! I know what you did! You quick entered nothing for a comment, so you could be first! Then you went back and edited it. Am I right? Good trick, I'll remember it the next time I have a chance to be first.
Originally Posted by Patti_M.: Is there a "lousy" song on this album? I don't think so!! Love it! pbm 8^) :)
Originally Posted by davedog: Love the Beatles, they are easily my favorite band. This, however, is one of their weakest songs.
Have to agree with that. worthless (in comparison with the rest of their catalog)
Am I the first? Love the Beatles, they are easily my favorite band. This, however, is one of their weakest songs. I do, however, remember it being my favorite Sgt. Pepper song when I was 10. Guess my tastes have grown up.
Wow! I\'m first! Always thought this was a great song stick on your CD alarm clock to wake up to. Start the day with a nice smile on your face.
Is there a "lousy" song on this album? I don't think so!! Love it! pbm 8^) :)