Tom Paxton - I Give You The Morning Lyrics




Ever again the morning creeps across your shoulders
Through he frosted window pane the sun grows bolder
Your hair flows down your pillow, you're still sleeping

I think I'll wake you now and hold you
Tell you again the things I've told you
Behold I give you the morning
I give you the day

Through the waving curtain wall the sun comes streaming
Far behind your flickering eyelids, you're still dreaming
You're dreaming of the good times, and you're smiling

I think I'll wake you now and hold you
Tell you again the things I've told you
Behold I give you the morning
I give you the day

Close beneath the window cill the earth is humming
Like an eager Christmas child, the day is coming
Listen to the morning's song, it's singing

I think I'll wake you now and hold you
Tell you again the things I've told you
Behold I give you the morning
I give you the day

Like an antique ballroom fan your eyelids flutter
Sunlight streams across your eyes, trough open shutters
Now I think you're ready for the journey

I think I'll wake you now and hold you
Tell you again the things I've told you
Behold I give you the morning
I give you the day





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  1. Rabi Sharan Bogati

    Ever again the morning creeps across your shoulder
    Through the frosted window pane the sun grows bolder
    Your hair flows down your pillow, you're still sleeping.
    I think I'll wake you now and hold you
    Tell you again the things I told you
    Behold I give you the morning hm,
    I give you the day
    Through the waving curtain wall the sun is streaming
    Far behind your flickering eyelids you're still dreaming
    You're dreaming of the good times and you're smiling
    I think I'll wake you now and hold you
    Tell you again the things I told you
    Behold I give you the morning hm,
    I give you the day
    Close beneath our window still the Earth is humming
    Like an eager Christmas child the day is coming
    Listen to the morning song it's singing.
    I think I'll wake you now and hold you
    Tell you again the things I told you
    Behold I give you the morning hm,
    I give you the day
    Like an antique ballroom fan your eyelids flutter
    Sunlight streams across your eyes through open shutter
    Now I think you're ready for the journey.
    I think I'll wake you now and hold you
    Tell you again the things I told you
    Behold I give you the morning hm,
    I give you the day

  2. Greg Meiners

    ♥️♥️♥️🎯😊

  3. Linda Martin

    What a great song Tom ♥️❤️💃💃💃☕️🍷🍷you a great singer♥️🍷💃💃💃😘Hugs my man😘🍷🍂🌾😊💃

  4. Linda Martin

    Great Singer❤️❤️❤️💃💃💃Great Song🍷💋😘💃💃👏👏❤️♥️🌺🍷🍷🍷🎸

  5. El Duderino

    French version by Steve WARING (Je te donne l'aurore) also seems to me to outshine the original...

  6. axelsuger

    i like this song hehe im from swe i like fred too

  7. Richard Perkins

    The guy can write love songs.

  8. Raymond Lindkvist

    barndomshemmet

  9. Eli Selling

    I thought I was the only one in the world who loved/loves this song. Glad I was wrong.

  10. Milisaplayer

    Fred's version is much better, sorry Tom..

  11. dexter blyth

    carnt see how [fred or any one]can sing or put more into a song created by the person that wrote it.if they that good write you own song

    Yonne Olsson

    Tom is a genius and wrote this beautiful song. But Fred has the better voice. Simple as that :)

  12. Stephen Smith

    My first album.... hah... long time ago now. This is the simplest song on the album and I think my favourite then and my favourite now. Back then I looked forward to there being someone wonderful with long hair across the pillow, to wake up next to, whom I could wake up and hold and say things to. I was pessimistic that this would happen but it worked out better than expected as is the way for pessimists such as myself. I then discovered that waking her up to tell her things did not always work out well as she would want to carry on sleeping, being unready to meet the humming of the morning. Other times this waking her up turned out OK. Mostly she woke up before I did as I would sleep until mid morning if it was left to my own body clock to do the waking up. I had long hair then. These days I have almost none. But anyway.... It is a great song and despite the evidence of many confirming and dis-confirming experiences, the song is as good as the day it was sung first. It did occur to me to wake my wife up one morning to show her this comment, but I thought better of it!

  13. Peter Måhlin

    The text is blocked on the online dating site 'Mötesplatsen' I wondered for some time - but my best guess is that the Artificial Idiocy robots were triggered by the phrase "good times" - a line commonly used by prostitueras (I've been told). But Fred Åkerströms Swedish text version is better, and he also sings it better.

    Lynne Gill

    No. You prefer his version, but it is not better. Tom sings it the way he intended it to be sung.

  14. Daniel Forss

    Would have liked to hear this with Willie Nelson, think that the voice will be good until it hears the song.

    Yonne Olsson

    Daniel Forss Yeah, and I would like to hear Björn Dixgård from Mando Diao sing it. In my dreams....

  15. beinrangel

    much better in swedish by Fred Åkerstrøm but this cool also.

    Lynne Gill

    Yes, heard /saw him singing it at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall way back in the '60's!

    Pelle Nils

    Fred Åkerströms version is more emotional, his voice is superior and the pace is better.

    Pelle Nils

    A singer can of course interpret a song and make it better than the original. What an utterly ignorant way to listen to music.

    Peter Ashori

    @Pelle Nils Håller med dig.

    Frank Watt

    @@hectorlp, I heard this song in a radio broadcast of a concert in Melbourne. He sings Jenniifer's Rabbit and one for Katie and to cover all bases he sings this one for his wife. It was a wedding present for her.

  16. Brad Spelling

    I was chocked to learn That
    Fred Akerstrom's -Om du var vaken was just a cover. I always thought this was a Swedish song. This is an amazing song Freds version however is a Masterpiece of our time

    Lynne Gill

    I like Fred's version but for me he over-emotes. Like the song is a tragedy - which it so evidently is not. It is a celebration and that is how Tom wrote it and how he sings it.

  17. munksy42

    I sing this to my 9 month old granddaughter as a lullabye
    Paxton was always one of my hero's

  18. Great PvP Packs

    Fred Åkerström is better

    ZapejoMC

    Självklart!

    Lynne Gill

    No , it is not better. but for you, it seems so because he sings in your language. To me , his version is too emotive, like it's a tragedy. Tom -who, let's face it WROTE it - sings it as a celebration, which is what it is.

    Tyge

    Fred Åkerström also sang this as a celebration. It has no tragic mood at all to me, just calm. Both versions are outstanding but prefer the swedish, even not being one. Which one you heard as young is key.

    ostbagen

    No, not really. I'm afraid that Mr Åkerström was a better poet.

    ostbagen

    Nils-Christer Stenmyren do a good version of the English text.

  19. GroovingPict

    I never knew Jimmy Carr had a background as a folk singer

  20. John Kell

    Greatest folk composer

  21. Colin Willmott

    Simply wonderful!!!

  22. Yrgen2

    Who is this musical genius. Why is there so little on youtube?

    Matt Lindle

    @Yrgen2 Paxton was already in the village when Dylan arrived. Everybody covered him. I bet you thought "Bottle of Wine" was an old traditional tune. Tom wrote it in the sixties, along with a thousand other songs. Keep looking. He's all over.