♫ Feelings ♫

Now, some of my readers think, when I play songs like this, that I am depressed, that some love of my life has left me for another, or something akin to a broken heart is going on.  I promise you that is not the case … I have not been dumped, at least not lately … I just like the song, okay?  And, I wasn’t necessarily seeking a sappy song such as this, but it popped into my head when I was pondering a song to play, so …

My favourite version of this one is done by Barbra Streisand and Julio Iglesias, but they were not the originators of the song.  The lyrics were written, and the song first sung by Brazilian singer Morris Albert.  Released in 1974, the song is set to the tune of Pour Toi, composed by Louis “Loulou” Gasté in 1957.  Albert’s original recording of the song was very successful, performing well internationally.

Gasté sued Morris Albert for copyright infringement, claiming that “Feelings” plagiarized the melody of Pour Toi.  Gasté won the lawsuit; they now share the credits of the song.

Just because I like the Streisand/Iglesias version doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone else does, so I shall offer both tonight.

Feelings
Morris Albert

Feelings, nothing more than feelings,
Trying to forget my feelings of love.
Teardrops rolling down on my face,
Trying to forget my feelings of love.

Feelings, for all my life I’ll feel it.
I wish I’ve never met you, girl; you’ll never come again.

Feelings, wo-o-o feelings,
Wo-o-o, feel you again in my arms.

Feelings, feelings like I’ve never lost you
And feelings like I’ve never have you again in my heart.

Feelings, for all my life I’ll feel it.
I wish I’ve never met you, girl; you’ll never come again.

Feelings, feelings like I’ve never lost you
And feelings like I’ve never have you again in my life.

Feelings, wo-o-o feelings,
Wo-o-o, feelings again in my arms.
Feelings

Feelings, wo-o-o feelings,
Wo-o-o, feelings again in my arms.
Feelings…

Songwriters: Morris Albert/Louis Gasté 
Feelings lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Editora e Importadora Musical Fermata do Brasil Ltda.

9 thoughts on “♫ Feelings ♫

  1. Jill, you finally did it. After several years, you highlighted a song that gives me the willies. Not that it is a bad song, but is one that was so overplayed, it just wore me out. So, if I hear it today, I will impulsively change the station. I hope I have not offended anyone, this is just not my cup of tea. Keith

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