The woman behind Cat Stevens’ Morning Has Broken

SusieQ42 takes a look at Eleanor Farjeon (or her Wikipedia page) to learn a little bit more about the woman that wrote the original Christian hymn “Morning Has Broken” in 1931. While it was originally paired with a traditional Gaelic tune for its melody, Cat Stevens adapted it for his 1971 album Teaser and the Firecat. The song became a big hit for him but plenty of people didn’t realize that he didn’t originally write it.

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2 Responses to The woman behind Cat Stevens’ Morning Has Broken

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  2. Teepee12 says:

    I have always loved this song. And I always loved the way Cat Stevens arranged and sang it. I still do.

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