♫ Feelings ♫

Being rather in a dark mood for the past several days, I was thinking to play Where Have All the Flowers Gone by Peter, Paul, and Mary.  That is, until I realized I have already played the song twice this year, and twice in prior years.  Okay, next up came this one by Morris Albert …

Somehow, when this song came to mind I had a feeling it was a Barry Manilow song, and when I found it was by Morris Albert, I was scratching my head wondering who the #$%& Morris Albert was.  Turns out that he was born in Brazil and came to the U.S. to study phonology at Columbia University. His only other chart appearance was Sweet Loving Man, which reached #93 US in 1976.

Released in 1974, Feelings hit #6 in the U.S., #3 in Canada, and #4 in the UK.

In 1986, French songwriter Louis Gasté successfully sued Albert for plagiarism on the grounds that the tune was taken from Gasté’s 1957 song “Pour Toi”; Gasté is now credited as the song’s co-author.

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

Writer/s: Mauricio Alberto Kaiserman, Louis Felix Pierre Marie Gaste
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Wixen Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management, Editora e Importadora Musical Fermata do Brasil Ltda.
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

♫ 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.