Morning Dew – Jeff Beck

Geoffrey Arnold “Jeff” Beck is an English rock guitarist. One of three noted guitarists, with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, to have played with The Yardbirds, Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice.  He was ranked 14th in Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”, and the magazine has described him as “one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock”.

Much of Beck’s recorded output has been instrumental, with a focus on innovative sound and his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues-rock, heavy metal, jazz fusion and most recently, an additional blend of guitar-rock and electronica. Beck has earned wide critical praise; furthermore, he has received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance five times. Although he has had two hit albums (in 1975 and 1976) as a solo act, Beck has not established or maintained a broad following or the sustained commercial success of many of his collaborators and bandmates. Beck appears on albums by Mick Jagger, Kate Bush, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Les Paul, Zucchero, Cyndi Lauper, Brian May and ZZ Top.

Morning Dew

Morning Dew“, also known as “(Walk Me Out in the) Morning Dew“, is a post-apocalyptic folk-rock song written by Canadian singer Bonnie Dobson in 1962.

According to Dobson in a 1993 interview, “Morning Dew” was inspired by the film On the Beach.

Fred Neil heard Dobson’s song and re-arranged it to suit his own style. Tim Rose heard Neil’s version and then recorded his own in 1966, adding himself as co-writer. Through a loophole in US copyright law, Rose was able to claim royalties. Dobson has consistently questioned Rose’s right to a co-writing credit.

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Walk me out in the morning dew, my honey
Please walk me out in the morning dew, sometime
Can’t walk you out in no morning dew, I’m sorry, I’m sorry
Can’t walk you out in no morning dew

Thought I heard a young man cryin’
Thought I heard a young man cryin’ today
You didn’t hear no young man cryin’
You did not hear no young man cryin’

Thought I heard a young girl cryin’
Thought I heard a young girl cryin’
You, you did not hear no young girl cryin’
I’m sorry, but you know you didn’t
You did not hear no young man cryin’

Now there is no more morning dew
Now there is no more morning dew
What they’ve been sayin’
All these god-darn’ years has come true
I knew it would too

Now there’s no more morning dew
Now there is no more morning dew, at all, oh
Now there is no more morning dew
Because, because, because what they’ve been sayin’
All these years has come true
That you know, and only you know
That, there’s no more morning dew

Now, now there is no more morning dew
People, you know that there’s no more morning dew
Because, because, what they’ve been sayin’
All these years has come true
It had to happen, you know
That, there’s no more morning dew

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