♫ Good Morning Starshine ♫

This was the theme song to the popular, controversial play Hair, and it single-handedly propelled the singer, whose legal name was William Oliver Swofford, into superstardom that year. Unfortunately, he was a flash in the pan, although he received enthusiastic audiences for his live performances throughout the 1970s. This song and Jean, which I played a few months ago, are the only two songs he is well-known for.  He ultimately left show business in the 1980s. He got a job in the pharmaceutical industry and also became a husband and father. Tragically, he died of cancer in 2000, at the age of 54.

Good Morning Starshine
Oliver

Good morning starshine
The earth says hello
You twinkle above us
We twinkle below
Good morning starshine
You lead us along
My love and me as we singing
Our early morning singing song

Gliddy glub gloopy, nibby nabby noopy la, la, la, lo, lo
Sabba sibby sabba, nooby abba nabba, le, le, lo, lo
Tooby ooby walla, nooby abba naba
Early morning singing song

Good morning starshine
There’s nothing in the skies
We met in the sunlight
And my lovers eyes
Good morning starshine
So happy to be
My love and me as we singing
Our early morning singing song

Gliddy glub gloopy, nibby nabby noopy la, la, la, lo, lo
Sabba sibby sabba, nooby abba nabba, le, le, lo, lo
Tooby ooby walla, nooby abba naba
Early morning singing song

Can you hear me singing a song, a love song
Singing a song
Loving a song, laughing a song
Singing a song
Sing the song, song sing, song, song, song, singing
Sing, sing, sing a song

Song, song, song sing, sing, sing, sing a song
Sing, sing, song, sing a song
Yeah, you can sing, sing, sing song, sing a song
Sing, sing, song, sing a song, sing

Songwriters: Galt Mac Dermot / Gerome Ragni / James Rado
Good Morning Starshine lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

24 thoughts on “♫ Good Morning Starshine ♫

  1. I am woefully ignorant of the intricacies that the unfathomable world of blogdom holds. For instance, I was recently enlightened by one blogger (once I overcame my timidity to ask) what that little blue star “Like” button really means. As I do not have a WordPress account, it is beyond my reach to perform this mysterious little task. I had discovered some time ago that when I pressed that little star I was immediately taken to a page that requested my email, upon entering this information…I was quite amazed to find that “this user does not exist”! I DO NOT EXIST?? Now, arguably there are times when some might wish this were true and this may well become one of them. The blogger that I referred to above, told me that it is a positive indicator, but also a way of a bloggers ability to track…the rest was lost on me. Stay with me here, it becomes more convoluted. If I remember correctly, if the blogger has read but not commented on a comment, they can hit the “Like” button which also means it was read by them. This is at least some sort of acknowledgement that a comment has been noticed, if not a comment on comment worthy comment (my interpretation, not the bloggers). The point here at last, my P for L is somewhat to blame for this circuitous path, is that while I “Like” this post and feel sorry that poor Oliver’s greatest hits is indeed a short list…I can not simply add a “Like” because I DO NOT EXIST! Thank-you!

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    • No worries, Ellen, I can post your likes for you, as I never use that button. Just let me know what posts or comments you like, and I will hit them for you. Of course, bloggers might think it is me liking the posts, not you, but they will figure it out eventually (I’ll tell them!).

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    • A short, quick run-down here. See, we each have our own blog settings, for privacy, security, anti-Spam, etc. Now, mine is set up, for example, that if anybody comments with two or more links in a comment, it will go into moderation and I will have to ‘approve’ it before it shows up. But other than that, I don’t have a very high bar for my security settings, for I don’t want to discourage those who are not Word Press users. You should be able to ‘like’ on any of my posts without having to enter your email address. Try it once, and let me know if it does request an email addy, and I will fix that post haste, but other non-WP-users have liked without having to log in, give it a try.

      Now, as to the purpose of “likes”. We each use stats in our own way, but I gauge the popularity of a post by the ‘likes’ and also the comments it receives. I can see, for instance, that a post may have had 70 views, but only 15 likes, so I assume it wasn’t all that interesting. On the flip side, some of my posts will get 30-40 ‘likes’, and I know I’ve done something right. It’s just another way to gauge whether we’re doing a good job. But there is a falsity there, too, for I can post a single cartoon, not of my own making, and get as many ‘likes’ as a post that I spent 4-5 hours writing. It isn’t rocket science, for sure.

      But, you, ma’am, DO most definitely exist, for you always leave the most delightful comments, and those are worth a thousand likes to me!

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  2. Verse II, lines 3 and 4:
    Reflecting the sunlight
    In my lover’s eyes.

    Hair was a great moment in hippie history, spinning off at least 5 top ten songs. I don’t think it was ever done before, or since–but I know nothing about Broadway, so maybe I am just making this stat up. Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In, Hair, One, Good Morning Starshine, and Easy to be Hard. Fantastic writing.
    As usual, Jill, thanks for the memories.

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