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Monday, April 12, 2010

Good Morning Starshine

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The Earth Says "Hello!"

You Twinkle Above Us

We Twinkle Below


Good Morning Starshine

You Lead Us Along
My Love and Me As We Sing


Our Early Morning Singing Song
Gliddy glup gloopy

Nibby nabby noopy la la la lo lo

Sabba Sibby sabba
Nooby abba nabba le le lo lo
Tooby ooby walla nooby abba nabba

Early morning singing song
Singing a song
Humming a song
Singing a song
Loving a song
Laughing a song
Singing a song
Sing the song
Song song song sing
Sing sing sing sing song
Good Morning Starshine
The Universe Rings
With Milky Way Music Our Blue Planet Sings
Good Morning Starshine
And Someday So Strong
They'll Hear The Song We Sang
Our Early Morning Singing Song
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I hope your weekend was filled with sweet sunshine,
laughter, love, friendship and enough time in the garden.
Saturday was Mr I's birthday.
Happy Birthday Baby!

Gail
PS Just to let you know I am singing this song, too!

You can hear the entire of this song by Oliver here.
It's one of my favorite songs from the Musical "Hair"
Hair is: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni
and music by Galt MacDermot.


45 comments:

  1. First of all, I should thank you for the song. It was so good! I had a busy weekend. Saturday was bad-busy at office and Sunday was good-busy with my family, friends, and plants!
    My Monday is extra good after reading your post and wonderful photos.

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  2. You must be in my generation if it occurs to you to regard your garden to a tune from "Hair" - great idea! It's one of my favorite songs, and your photos are beautiful. Barbara

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  3. Good morning! What a sparkling cheerful post to start a beautiful day in spring!

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  4. Oh Gail, so much so sing about! First, a very Happy Birthday to Mr. I and a big hug from us to him. We actually saw a live performance of Hair in Tulsa, back in the day, complete with that controversial scene. The cast stood in a square shape, holding a large canvas, then dropped it as the lights went out at the end of the song. Little was seen, but oh the hoopla. It is so strange to see the lyrics written down, that must have been fun to type! Your garden is speeding ahead, so much going on and all so lovely in the dappled light. What a fabulous way to begin another day of life, seeing your garden. :-)
    Frances

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  5. That early morning spring sunshine sure does make everything look marvelous like those backlit shots. Your garden is romping right along into summer. What fun lyrics. This will be my early morning ear worm. Ha... Cheers. Hopw you had a great weekend celebrating Mr I's birthday. We had a fabulous weekend. Perfect weather. Migration is revving up.

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  6. Gail girl .. that song is going to be stuck in my head all day now .. hum .. thank you ? LOL
    I love morning light pictures and your garden is way ahead of mine .. although I must say mine has started to RUN with budding and growing .. there is nothing like the perfect light to take pictures of a garden : )
    Mr. I (does that stand for Ian .. as in the name of my son ? "number one son" cool if it does : )
    In any case lovely pictures and I enjoyed the musical notes .. even though they are STUCK in my head now girl !!
    Joy : )

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  7. What a cheery start to my day! I did do a lot int he garden over the weekend, and happy belated birthday to Mr I.

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  8. Joy, It's an abbreviation of what my husband put on his name tag~~Mr I Don't Garden or Blog~~ at the Austin Spring Fling. There was an informal get together and a few and spouses attended.

    Gail

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  9. Gail,
    That Solomon Seal looks great. I planted one 10 years back it got neglected. Bulldozers did it in when the new septic field was put in. Last fall I was given some of it and not we have lots blooming! Made my day with your sillyness!

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  10. Nice photos! I can tell by the song lyrics that you had a very enjoyable weekend outdoors! It was beautiful!

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  11. Lovely, lovely spring in your garden!

    Well, that song brings back memories! Oliver went to UNC and was from NC. Oliver's brother worked as the athletic director at UNC back in the day.

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  12. Oh, Gail, I want to go outside now to sing and soak up some of that starshine! Actually, I did step outside a short while ago and think what a beautiful day today is. You've captured the early morning light and magical beauty of the garden perfectly in your photos. And thanks for printing the lyrics here---this was one of my favorite songs from "Hair," too, but I never was sure of all the words, especially the "tooby ooby wallas":) I think I still have the old vinyl album around here somewhere...

    Happy Belated Birthday to Mr. I! I hope the two of you had a wonderful celebration.

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  13. Happy Birthday to Mr. I! Also one of my favorite songs on the sound track, totally the perfect song to hum out in the garden. Beautiful blooms, I love all the different blues and purples.

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  14. Thank you for introducing me to the song - I have it on in the background as I type this. It's very apt for the lovely day we have today. Lovely photos. And a belated happy birthday to Mr I!

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  15. Gail, I don't know whether to bless you for the beautiful photos or curse you for that tenacious song! Let's just say, one way or another a little piece of you will be with me, aaaaall daaaaay looooong. Happy Birthday to Mr. I. What a glorious time to be born.

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  16. Yep, add me to the list of people who will be humming that song all day. :-)

    It looks like a beautiful morning in Tennesee. Same here in Virginia.

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  17. A late but sincere Happy Birthday to Mr I.

    Haven't heard that song in ages:) Your garden looks fantastic.

    You have a great day too.
    Marnie

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  18. I am a teensy bit jealous. Bearded iris blooming! Camassia! Your garden looks now like mine will (hopefully) look in June. I woke up to 26F this morning.

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  19. Happy Birthday to Mr. I! Now on to listen to the song. I've never heard it before.

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  20. I woke up singing this song...Just to let you know! gail

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  21. Well, now, I'm going to annoy everyone all day long by singing that song! :D

    But, it was worth it to see your happy blooms! (Just kidding) Fun post.

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  22. That song brings back some memories! Your garden looks like something out of a design magazine; the photo with the path, bench and showing your bottle tree...I could LIVE there! :-) Good morning, Sunshine!

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  23. What a beautiful spring morning in your garden and the music to go along with it. I hope your husband had a wonderful birthday.

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  24. I'll be humming this tune all day, Gail. Your gardens are just beaming with enthusiastic growth and promise. Thank you for the spring lift!

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  25. Some lyrics are better heard than read. Beautiful morning at C&L, and I hope you have a beautiful day.

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  26. I'm going to be humming that song for a long time! But it's ok, because it's accompanied by wonderful images of your beautiful garden shining in all sorts of light. What a lovely post.

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  27. Gail...your gardens are looking so very lovely. I love the blue iris....I have planted some this year. I do hope they do well, rabbits do not like them, so fingers crossed.

    Not familiar with the song but just going to check it out......

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  28. I echo Joy, that song is in my head now! The garden is really coming to life!-- Randy

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  29. Gail, that made me smile all the way through. Happy Birthday Mr. I. We love that you share Gail with us.~~Dee

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  30. Oh, mercy, Gail, now I'm so confused! I thought "Good Morning, Starshine" was a Donovan song and had no connection whatever with "Hair"! Of course, the only thing I actually remember about "Hair" was my father dragging me and my sister to it when we were in high school so we would know what naked people looked like. I'm sure my mother put him up to it, too. Talk about humiliating! Anyway, your wonderful photos remind me that my own variegated Solomon's seal is coming up in great swathes and looking fantastic. And a very happy brithday to Mr. I!

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  31. OFB, You have wonderfully open minded parents! I am to coin a phrase tripping through the past...just listened to Three Dog Night sing Easy To Be Hard! I had forgotten that so many songs from Hair were soon hits!

    Now I am off to listen to Donovan!

    gail

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  32. Lovely pictures, isn't it wonderful to have spring? :)

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  33. Of course I had to open another window to listen and read at the same time. Of course I had so forgotten Sabba Sibby sabba etc. You have made me smile and enjoy this blast from the past. Happy B'Day to Mr. I.

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  34. Happy belated Birthday to Mr. I. Hope you had a wonderful one.
    Great looking at your garden in the morning light. It is ever so lovely & seems to be running at top speed.
    Thanks for the tour.

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  35. First of all, that Solomon's Seal photo is a killer!! love the backlighting.
    Second,I haven't thought of that song for many years. Perfect fit to celebrate spring awakening.
    Your mention of going to listen to Donovan and Three Dog Night...wow what a trip down memory lane.
    Happy Birthday to your husband.

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  36. Yikes, I'll be singing that song all night now! Such gorgeous photos Gail. It sounds like the weather has turned for the better for you and looks like everything is so fresh. Spring-like you could say! Birthday wishes to Mr. I.

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  37. I'm not familiar with that song Gail but it sounds catchy. Glad you have a song in your step these days ~ looks like you have good reason for that! Lots of beautiful blooms for sure. Your first photo of the Solomon's seal is superb tho. Is that early morning sunlight shining thru it?? Maybe I need to start getting up earlier?!!! ;-)

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  38. They just don't write songs like they used to! It has been forever since I have heard that song, and since I am going straight to bed, I won't have it running through my head all day unless I dream about it. ;-) These gorgeous Spring days make you want to sing and dance.

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  39. Love that song! Ok I'm giving away my age here but we've still got all our old 60's music on vinyl and it's still the best music and the happiest. It was The Age of Aquarius and very optimistic.

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  40. That ultimate hippie song has always been one of my favorites, but when you see the words written down you realize how silly it is! Ah well, what do you expect from a big overgrown hippie like me! Thanks for sharing it once more. Love that iris, can't wait till mine bloom.

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  41. What gorgeous photos on this pretty spring morning! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Hi Gail. Love this clever post (commented yesterday but must have been eaten by blogger ... said error 404) and still have the song ringing in my head! Saw Hair when it first opened on Broadway ... from there, went to St. Patrick's for confession :)

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  43. Gail, I hadn't heard or thought of that 'hippie' song in years. But it sure brings back memories. Your photos are beautiful and certainly say starshine. By the way, the Susans from you are growing well in there little seed containers. I am so excited and can't wait to transplant them into the gardens.

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  44. Ok.. what are you singing ?
    Too funny how many times you wrote singing.
    The bright sunshine in your garden is what I want...everything is so cheery. Great shots also.

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  45. Thanks for that blast from the past Gail, illustrated by your beautiful blooms.

    And happy (belated) birthday to Mr. I!

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Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom.


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