♫ September Morn ♫ (Redux)

Okay, I have a number of friends a generation or so younger than I who laugh and say I’m showing my age when I say I like Neil Diamond, but they don’t scare me off.  I like Neil Diamond.  There, I said it.  Sweet Caroline, Cracklin’ Rosie, I am … I said, Song Sung Blue … and all the rest … they resonate.  Fine, throw those rotten tomatoes if you will, but I still like them.

I was feeling a bit nostalgic tonight … it’s been rather the week from hell and I am, as I told my daughter, rather mad at the world at the moment.  As I was reading and responding to comments tonight, a friend had mentioned the word “September” and that was all it took for my mind to start playing this song, September Morn, in my head.  “We danced until the night became a brand new day …” over and over.

There isn’t a lot of interesting trivia about this song, except perhaps this …

The Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo was 20 years old when she vanished on April 13, 2011. As usual in cases of this nature, a number of “psychics” came forward with information that could assist the investigation. Authorities made it clear that these dubious tips were interfering with the investigation, but volunteer groups pushed to follow the leads.

Among the calls that came in was one from a person who insisted that the lyrics to “September Morn” contained clues to Bobo’s disappearance. Just what the lyrics supposedly revealed about the case was unclear, but it made news along with other odd claims.

Naturally, nothing came of it, although sometime later, one September in 2014, her remains were found.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, I give you … Neil Diamond …

September Morn
Neil Diamond

Stay for just a while
Stay and let me look at you
It’s been so long, I hardly knew you
Standing in the door

Stay with me a while
I only wanna talk to you
We’ve traveled halfway ’round the world
To find ourselves again

September morn
We danced until the night
Became a brand new day
Two lovers playing scenes
From some romantic play
September morning
Still can make me feel that way

Look at what you’ve done
Why, you’ve become a grown-up girl
I still can hear you crying
In a corner of your room
And look how far we’ve come
So far from where we used to be
But not so far that we’ve forgotten
How it was before

September morn
Do you remember
How we danced that night away
Two lovers playing scenes
From some romantic play
September morning
Still can make me feel that way

September morn
We danced until the night
Became a brand new day
Two lovers playing scenes
From some romantic play
September morning
Still can make me feel that way

September morn
We danced until the night
Became a brand new day
Two lovers playing scenes
From some romantic play
September morning
Still can make me feel that way
September morning
Still can make me feel that way

Songwriters: Gilbert Becaud / Neil Diamond
September Morn lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

11 thoughts on “♫ September Morn ♫ (Redux)

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  2. I tend to favour his earlier stuff rather than his crooner tunes. Sweet Caroline is a genuine pop classic, which has been adopted as an anthem here by football and cricket crowds – now THAT’s good music when something like that happens 😊

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  3. Oh I loved Neil Diamond’s music…. And a funny anecdote from this morning: I go to an hour’s (very) light gymn with a bunch of elderly women (I feel like the baby but it’s close to our appartment and I can walk there). A new ‘teacher’ brought music from Diamond and contemporaries which made 2 women saying to each other: That’s NOT what I want to excercise to, this modern stuff!!!! 🙂 I nearly killed myself laughing on the inside.
    Two weeks ago another instructor played what we call Hudigägeler (hoodiegeaggelir), traditional (mountain) Swiss music I absolutely hate and which made me think: Do I REALLY want that? No, I don’t, but the instructor had a nice programme and I told myself that it is still better to do ONE HOUR excercice per week than NONE – so Kiki, shut up and swing those legs, arms or whatever….

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