First of May

Posted: May 1, 2012 in lyrics, music
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“First of May” is a song recorded by the Bee Gees with lead vocals by Barry Gibb, released as a single from their 1969 double album Odessa. The flip side of a single was “Lamplight” on which Robin Gibb sang the lead. Robert Stigwood, the Bee Gees manager chose “First of May” for the A-side.

The song was partially responsible for the departure of Robin Gibb from the Bee Gees. Robin had wanted his song, “Lamplight,” to be the album’s first single, while Barry preferred “First of May.” In the end, Barry’s judgment won, and Robin quit the band. Source: Wikipedia.

FIRST OF MAY

When I was small and Christmas trees were tall
We used to love while others used to play
Don’t ask me why, but time has passed us by
Someone else moved in from far away

Now we are tall and Christmas trees are small
And you don’t ask the time of day
But you and I, our love will never die
But guess we’ll cry come first of May

The apple tree that grew for you and me
I watched the apples falling one by one
And I recall the moment of them all
The day I kissed your cheek and you were gone

Now we are tall and Christmas trees are small
And you don’t ask the time of day
But you and I, our love will never die
But guess we’ll cry come first of May

When I was small and Christmas trees were tall
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do
Don’t ask me why, but time has passed us by
Someone else moved in from far away

© GIBB BROTHERS MUSIC; CROMPTON SONGS LLC

SEE SARAH BRIGHTMAN’S FIRST OF MAY FROM ONE NIGHT IN EDEN ON YOUTUBE:

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