Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 24/02/2019 – Melody Fair

img_1345-3Jim Adams continues to look after Song Lyric Sunday, giving us the chance to share lots of favourites, and some not so familiar songs.

The theme for this week is Harmony/Melody/Music and you can find all the great entries here.

Some will have not heard this one before. It is a song by the Bee Gees, written in 1968 and released in 1969 on their album Odessa. It  was never released as a single but appeared on many compilation albums and was a hit in Japan (which probably explains the video footage). The album was not a great success when released, and the group’s fortunes declined soon after, although later the album received positive critical reviews and came to be regarded as their most significant release in the 60’s.

Andy Gibb‘s 1974 group, was named Melody Fayre after this song, which is, of course, called Melody Fair.

LULU, who was married to Maurice Gibb from 1969, until their divorce in 1973, also recorded this song. Here she is singing it, to my mind, not quite as effectively!

Melody Fair

Bee Gees

Who is the girl with the crying face looking at millions of signs? 
She knows that life is a running race, 
Her face shouldn’t show any line. 

Melody Fair won’t you comb your hair? 
You can be beautiful too. 
Melody Fair, remember you’re only a woman. 
Melody Fair, remember you’re only a girl. 

Who is the girl at the window pane, 
Watching the rain falling down? 
Melody, life isn’t like the rain 
Its just like a merry go round. 

Melody Fair won’t you comb your hair? 
You can be beautiful too. 
Melody Fair, 
Remember you’re only a woman. 
Melody Fair, 
Remember you’re only a girl.

Who is the girl with the crying face, 
Looking at millions of signs? 
She knows that life is a running race. 
Her face shouldn’t show any lines. 

Melody Fair won’t you comb your hair? 
You can be beautiful too. 
Melody Fair, 
Remember you’re only a woman. 
Melody Fair, 
Remember you’re only a girl.

Songwriters: Barry Gibb / Maurice Gibb / Robin Gibb
Melody Fair lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group
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11 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 24/02/2019 – Melody Fair

  1. I hadn’t heard this one before. I loved Andy Gibb way back in the day 🙂 And I honestly didn’t know that Lulu had been married to Maurice. Learned something new here today!

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  2. I hadn’t realised just how much they sounded like the Beatles back then.
    I once went to a party at Maurice’s house on the Isle of Man. By then he was with the waitress from Batley Variety Club. A true Yorkshire lass who was delighted to chat with another and told me of the ongoing arguments between Maurice and Lulu. There was one about who was having the dining table of all things! At the time he had it in the IOM house and it looked pretty ordinary to me!

    Not sure of the year as we spent a lot of time over there, but we were definitely there for the summers of 1974 and 1975.

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  3. Boy, did this song take me back…Grade 11…and didn’t I get teased for being “Melody Fair” myself…now I have just proved my age, lol! It was lovely to remember for a moment…thank you..and I agree with you…LULU did not do the song justice…BeeGees was the better cut.

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