Morning Has Broken
Cat Stevens

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the world

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the world


(1971)

from Cat Stevens' 1971 album "Teaser" Video clip show songwirter performing this hit in 1973)

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Aria's Pick! 
Up Close and Personal:

Yusuf Islam   (previously, Cat Stevens)
(21 Jul 1948)
ne Steven Demetre Georgiou

Cat Stevens has given the world an amazing array of songs of superstar stature, songs that speak of peace and harmony, songs that are sure to live on forever.

Yusuf Islam "who was known as Cat Stevens from 1966 to 1978, is an English [born in London to a Greek father and a Swedish mother] musician,   singer-songwriter, educator, philanthropist and prominent convert to Islam."

"Under the name "Cat Stevens", he has sold over 60 million albums around the world since the late 1960s."

"His albums Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were both certified by the RIAA as having achieved Triple Platinum status in the United States (three million sales each); his album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release and was Billboard's number-one LP for three consecutive weeks. His songwriting has also earned him two ASCAP songwriting awards (for "The First Cut Is the Deepest", which has been a hit single for four different artists.)"

"At the height of his fame, in 1977, Stevens converted to Islam. In 1978, he adopted the name Yusuf Islam, leaving his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community."

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"In 2006, he returned to pop music, with his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup."

"He has been given several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including the 2004 Man for Peace award and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace."

Genre: Pop, Rock, Folk

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