♫ Precious And Few ♫

I was loving some of the choices on Clive’s Tuesday Tunes post and considered playing one of those, but … that didn’t seem quite fair, for Clive did all the work!  So, you should really pop over to his place and check it out!  So then, I went in search of … but it’s sometimes difficult to switch gears and I’ve been in something of a foul mood all day/evening.  Then I happened upon this one … and I debated, because it was only popular in the U.S. and Canada, and it was the only hit the band ever had, so I figured perhaps it would go over about like a lead balloon.  But … thing is … I really like this song, for reasons unbeknownst to even me … it just … I like it!  So, the choice is made, the die is cast, and feel free to opine and tell me I’m nuts!

Climax was an American band formed in 1970 in Los Angeles, California out of the ashes of the 1960s hit band The Outsiders.  Though the group stayed together until 1975, they never matched the success they had with this song, or even came close.

I really have almost no trivia for this song.  It reached #3 in the U.S. and #6 in Canada.  The only excursion it seems to have made across the pond was to Australia, where it charted and #29, but no record of it in the UK or anywhere else in Europe.

If this song lets you down and doesn’t bring joy … do head over to Clive’s place, for his are sure to please!

Precious & Few
Climax

Precious and few are the moments we two can share
Quiet and blue, like the sky, I’m hung over you
And if I can’t find my way back home, it just wouldn’t be fair
‘Cause precious and few are the moments we two can share

Baby, it’s you on my mind, your love is so rare
Being with you is a feeling I just can’t compare
And if I can’t hold you in my arms, it just wouldn’t be fair
‘Cause precious and few are the moments we two can share

And if I can’t find my way back home it just wouldn’t be fair
‘Cause precious and few are the moments we two can share

Precious and few are the moments we two can share
Quiet and blue, like the sky, I’m hung over you
And if I can’t find my way back home, it just wouldn’t be fair
‘Cause precious and few are the moments we two can share (precious and few are the moments we two can share)

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Walter Nims
Precious & Few lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

41 thoughts on “♫ Precious And Few ♫

  1. Oh gosh Jill! This is another song that Brad had put on one of my love song tapes when we were dating. 🙂 ❤ Haven't heard it in forever! Thank you! What a great song to go to bed on. And should I send Betsy to knock you out of your foul mood. 🙂 ((((HUGS))))

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    • Your husband is more romantic than any other guy I know of! I’m so glad you enjoyed this one! Seems most didn’t care for it, which I expected, but I love it! Ha ha … if I see a cow in my backyard, I’ll know who it is. I may go out and borrow her bell … see where it leads me! Hugs, my friend!

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  2. Definitely a song of it’s time! 1972! I don’t remember it, but 1972 was the year I spread my wings and started Teachers’ College. Maybe there was too much going on for this to register….and maybe it wasn’t played here very much.

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  3. Your post made me take a look back at The Outsiders, who had a huge hit in 1965 with Time Won’t Let Me. But even that was not their first group, as apparently they were very popular around Cleveland as The Starfires, an R&B band formed back in 1958. Poor memory had led me to believe The Outsiders were a One Hit Wonder, but really they had a number of records on the American charts, though only a few reached into Canada. But reading their history showed how much talent they really had, for while The Outsiders were popular, some personnel were leaving to form other bands, such as the aforementioned Climax, and a big 70s group called the James Gang. These guys were definitely not OHWs. Wikipedia tell this story about them:

    The music kept on coming…

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  6. After all those nice things you said about me I feel really unkind for doing this but…this has to be one of the worst big hit records ever! I’d never heard it before, and as it was a hit around the time I was most interested in the charts and listened to music radio a lot I wonder if they even bothered releasing it here.

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    • I took the day off from blogging, and I think it did help my mood a bit … maybe. 😉 Well, when you become rich and famous as a music professional, just remember to mention me in your autobiography! xx

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  7. Ah, the Outsiders! I never knew Climax emerged from that group. “Precious and Few” was another of those songs made for junior high dances and learning how to move your feet while aware of holding onto another, after building the strength to utter those words, “Care to dance” in any variation, despite sweat emerging from every pore and square inch of your body in levels destined to break the Hoover Dam. Hugs and cheers

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