A Beautiful Morning

Album: Greatest Hits (1968)
Charted: 3
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  • It's a beautiful mornin', ah
    I think I'll go outside a while
    And just smile
    Just take in some clean fresh air, boy!
    Ain't no sense in stayin' inside
    If the weather's fine, and you got the time
    It's your chance to wake up and plan another brand new day
    Either way
    It's a beautiful mornin', ah
    Each bird keeps singin' his own song
    So long!
    I've got to be on my way now
    Ain't no fun just hangin' around
    I've got to cover ground; you couldn't keep me down
    It just ain't no good if the sun shines
    When you're still inside
    Shouldn't hide, still inside, shouldn't hide
    Ah, oh! (Shouldn't hide) Ah, ah, oh

    (Doo, doo-wa) (Doo, doo-wa)

    There will be children with robins and flowers
    Sunshine caresses each new waking hour
    Seems to me that the people keep seeing
    More and more each day; gotta say, lead the way
    It's okay, Wednesday, Thursday, it's okay
    (Ah) Monday, Wednesday, Friday, weekday, ah, ah, oh

    (Doo, doo-wa)

    Ah, ah, oh, oh (do, doo-wa)
    Woo, ooo, ooo, oh, oh, oh, ah, woo, doo-wa
    Oh, oh, oh, oh Writer/s: Edward Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 13

  • Ray Jeske from Akron, OhI believe the bass player was Robert Popwell.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 27, 1968, a video of the Rascals performing a medley of "Easy Rollin', "I'm Gonna Love You"" and ""Please Love Me" was aired on the Dick Clark ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program, 'American Bandstand'...
    All three songs appeared on the groups' fourth studio album, 'Once Upon A Dream', the album peaked at #9 on Billboard's Top LPs chart and #7 on Billboard's Top R&B Albums chart...
    At the time their "A Beautiful Morning" was at #19 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, four weeks later it would peak at #3 {for 2 weeks} and it spent a total of thirteen weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1965 and 1971 the New Jersey quartet had eighteen records on the Top 100 chart, five made the Top 10 with three reaching #1, "Good Lovin'" for 1 week in 1966, "Groovin'" for 4 non-consecutive weeks* in 1967, and "People Got To Be Free" for 5 weeks in 1968...
    For the group's last nine charted records they dropped the 'Young', and were just known as 'The Rascals'...
    * Concerning "Groovin'" four non-consecutive weeks at #1, after it's first two weeks at #1, it dropped down to #2 for two weeks, and it was Aretha Franklin's "Respect" that was at #1 for those two weeks, then the Rascals regained the top spot for two more weeks.
  • Mavis from Upper MidwestAgree with Angel in Canton! Just thinking about this song warms me.
  • Alan from South FloridaWhile the bass player on this song is listed as session player and we may never know, it is most likely Harvey Brooks. It reflects his touch in every way and he was one of the top session players of the day and also ran in that NY circle of players.
  • Angel from Canton, OhPerfect example of the perfect song for the perfect time. Spring of 1969 did have some beautiful mornings!
  • Richard from Louisville, KyA second "AMEN!" .... Here in Louisville we have had way too much snow this winter... the first nice day we have and I hear this song on the radio...one of the all-time great pick-me-up tunes!
  • Earthling6 from Sonora, Ca, CaThat bassline makes the song great! On the album credits, the bassist is listed only as "session player" - shame... it's just magical. A Jamerson touch. Could be Chuck Rainey, the bass player on Groovin'...
  • David from Des Moines, IaOne of my all time favorite songs. Whenever I get down and depressed, I would play this song!
  • Robert from Fox River Grove, IlAmen, German, AMEN!
  • Mrcleaveland from Cleveland,Terrific song by a terrific group. There were so many fantastic groups and songs at that time that the Rascals' work wasn't fully appreciated then. But their stuff has held up very well.
  • Snow from Sierra Foothills, CaI want to thank the Rascals for giving me happy springs to my step when I was just a young pup.I still have that happy, up-beat attitude when I hear you play. I want to say "Thank You". I am 53 now, and when I run marathons, I listen to YOU!!!! Snow
  • Ekristheh from Halath, United StatesThose psychedelic bells at the opening pull me right in. And oh, yes, the bass line. When I hear this, I still believe some day I'll find the place with the clean fresh air, the children with robins and flowers.
  • German from Costa Mesa, CaI was very surprised to see that not a single sould had commented on this GREAT track. What can I say?..this track is awesome for a couple of reasons. 1. The song is full of optimism and good vibes! Something that was needed during the turbulent year of 1968. Every time I hear it, it uplifts my spirits. Its the ideal song to wake up to in the mornin'. 2. THE BASSLINE! WOW! Its beautiful melodic texture has always stood out in my mind and is the main force that drove me into liking this song. Though this bassline is very unique it has always reminded me of something the late great James Jamerson would have played due to the busy/melodic feel of it. Its just an overall OUTSTANDING song! Can I get an amen?!.....AMEN!.....
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