THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
203-Cat Stevens-Morning Has Broken.
1972-Number 9 single.
Best Bit-At 1.39.Here is a piece of silly musical trivia,Rick Wakeman played the piano on David Bowie’s Life On Mars and he also played the piano on this song about life on earth.
‘Morning Has Broken’ was originally written as a hymn in 1931 by English author Eleanor Farjeon(1881-1965,) the song was inspired by the village of Alfriston in East Sussex,England.Originally the words were set to a traditional Scottish Gaelic tune which was called ‘Bunessan,’
When searching for new material Cat Stevens(see also best songs 384) came across the hymn,he recorded it but it only lasted for 45 seconds.In order to fill it out he brought in classically trained keyboardist Rick Wakeman who composed and performed the piano arrangement.
The song is often sung in children’s school assembly’s and also played at funeral services.
‘Morning has broken like the first morning,blackbird has spoken like the first bird.’
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