Some Velvet Morning
Nancy Sinatra Lyrics



Some velvet mornin' when I'm straight
I'm gonna open up your gate
And maybe tell you 'bout Phaedra
And how she gave me life
And how she made it end
Some velvet mornin' when I'm straight


Flowers growing on a hill, dragonflies and daffodils
Learn from us very much, look at us but do not touch
Phaedra is my name


Some velvet mornin' when I'm straight
I'm gonna open up your gate
And maybe tell you 'bout Phaedra
And how she gave me life
And how she made it end
Some velvet mornin' when I'm straight


Flowers are the things we know, secrets are the things we grow
Learn from us very much, look at us but do not touch
Phaedra is my name

Some velvet mornin' when I'm straight
Flowers growing on a hill
I'm gonna open up your gate
dragonflies and daffodils
And maybe tell you 'bout Phaedra
Learn from us very much
And how she gave me life
look at us but do not touch
FADE
And how she made it end

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: LEE HAZLEWOOD

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kenneth gomberg

This is a perfectly CRAFTED song. Lee was a disc jockey. The mechanics of this are amazing with the contrasts. Minor key for Lee. Dark, foreboding, rough country ballad in 4/4 time, vs. major key for Nancy, a lilting, well, flowery melody with high strings and synthesizers. A completely DIFFERENT key, but it is seamlessly, and artfully brought back to Lee's key. They each hold the last note long for the time signature change. Nancy sings it in 3/4 time, more lilting and melodic, same time as waltz music. It really is composed music, not just written music. Remains one of my favorite songs. Either you get it or you don't. Friends can't see what I see in it, they say they'd turn the station. Their loss. So many people recorded this including Vanilla Fudge, the psychedelic rock group. Listen to it, that is a fantastic rendition of this. It's not what you think when it starts.

Hugh James

Brilliant anology 👍❤️❤️

Kutna Horum

@Marcio Fidelles K9 Try Townes Van Zandt (dark weird experimental country from the same era).

the cat 96

@Marcio Fidelles K9 I think we can compare Lee Hazlewood and Scott Walker.

iftikhar hassan

Well explained

Mike

You're right. I can't break it down technically the way you do but anyone who can't see that this is not your run of the mill 60's tune is deaf. I'll be 65 in 3 months, loved this song since I was a kid. This is a dreamy, haunting tune with few equals in that genre. I grew up in Jersey where they worship Frank, but I was more interested in his sexy daughter.

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John Seabrook

Manages to be weird, unsettling, yet soothing all at the same time.

T V

Yeah, fairy tale

Joe Postove

Well said. Lee Hazlewood is the NO BULLSHIT take no prisoners artist of sound pictures.

I only discovered him a couple of years ago.

He was off my radar in the 60's.

Frank Carmack

Yep, that's Lee Hazelwood...actually, I love his music.

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