Rascals – Beautiful Morning

This was the first of the group’s singles to be credited to “The Rascals,” the original name of the group, rather than “The Young Rascals” which their producer had them take in order to avoid confusion from listeners with another group “The Harmonica Rascals.”

This song peaked at #3 in the Billboard 100 in 1968. Beautiful Morning was written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati. The Rascals don’t get talked about as much as some of their peers… which is a shame…they were a great singles band.  The band had 18 songs in the Billboard 100, 3 number 1 hits and 6 top ten hits. The Rascals were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on May 6, 1997.

From Songfacts

Written by band members Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, this is an upbeat, optimistic song similar in theme to their 1967 hit “Groovin’.” While the late ’60s were a tumultuous time in America and a lot of the music dealt with social and political issues of the time, The Rascals provided hopeful songs that were a welcome relief for many listeners.

Beautiful Morning

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

Author: badfinger20

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