Tuesday, August 30, 2016

September 1968: The Bee Gees and "I've gotta get a message to you"


In this post, we recall one of the Bee Gees' early international hits.

This is "I've gotta get a message to you" and one of those songs that established the brothers' unique sound.

Barry was 21 and the twins were 18 in the summer of 1968.

They were in the second year of an amazing international career that lasted until Maurice died in 2003!

Robin sings lead. Barry sings the second verse. And Maurice does some amazing harmony.

I don't know what I did with my copy of this 45 rpm record. I do remember wearing out a needle or two listening to this one!

Here is the song. The video shows Barry & Robin doing vocals and Maurice on the keyboards:


"The preacher talked to me and he smiled,
Said, "Come and walk with me, come and walk one more mile.Now for once in your life you're alone,but you ain't got a dime, there's no time for the phone."I've just got to get a message to you, hold on, hold on.One more hour and my life will be through, hold on, hold on.I told him I'm in no hurry,but if I broke her heart, won't you tell her I'm sorry.And for once in my life I'm alone,and I've got to let her know just in time before I go.I've just go to get a message to you, hold on, hold on.One more hour and my life will be through, hold on, hold on.Well I laughed but that didn't hurt,and it's only her love that keeps me wearing this dirt.Now I'm crying but deep down inside,well I did it to him, now it's my turn to die.I've just got to get a message to you, hold on, hold on.One more hour and my life will be through, hold on, hold on."

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