Song Lyric Sunday (12 July 2020) – The Elements

Last week, Jim (NewEpicAuthor over at A Unique Title For Me) set a theme of superlatives (my selection). This week, he gives us the theme of the the old elements of air, earth, fire and water.

I came up with a few this week, two of which were by former Beatles, but George got the nod over Paul – because his music was far and away my favourite.

So the track I will present today goes way back to 1973, the opening track on George’s album Living in the Material World. It was also released as a single, and topped Billboard’s Hot 100, although it only reached #8 in the UK. Unsurprisingly, it also appeared when George released his greatest hits album, and was performed by Jeff Lynne at the Concert for George, which commemorated George’s legacy, a year after his death. This is Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth).

Give me love
Give me love
Give me peace on earth
Give me light
Give me life
Keep me free from birth
Give me hope
Help me cope, with this heavy load
Trying to, touch and reach you with,
heart and soul

OM M M M M M M M M M M M M M
M M M My Lord . . .

PLEASE take hold of my hand, that
I might understand you

Won’t you please
Oh won’t you

Give me love
Give me love
Give me peace on earth
Give me light
Give me life
Keep me free from birth
Give me hope
Help me cope, with this heavy load
Trying to, touch and reach you with,
heart and soul

OM M M M M M M M M M M M M M
M M M My Lord . . .

PLEASE take hold of my hand, that
I might understand you

George Harrison

Author: Mister Bump UK

Formerly Stroke Survivor UK. Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

14 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday (12 July 2020) – The Elements”

    1. Yeah, the slide guitar gets me too. I suppose once you’ve mastered one, the others must be easier, but all the same, you must be at some pretty decent level to feel confident enough to use it in a recording.

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    1. Good, I’m glad you liked it. After they split I thought George’s work was the best of the bunch, but that’s just me. Certainly right after the split he was prolific, I think he must have been storing them up.

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