Saturday, May 01, 2021

First Of May - A Day of Reprieve for Labour - by Wen Hing


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''Bringing back bitter sweet memories'', says Wen Hing; this handsome gentleman writes so well and so quickly, I had to put up his comment about a previous posting [connection below] for everyone to read. And he wrote it only this morning. I know now your memories are so much sweeter. 
Many thanks Wen Hing...

''This is the album which helped me survive my adolescence... when Melody Fair painted a romantic and innocence in love, and how my life was really taking place In The Morning, and of course; how First Of May helped me to realise I’ve grown, lamenting about the time “when I was small, and Christmas trees were small..”, although I’d never really seen a Christmas tree before. 

That made the whole idea so magical, and and in my youthful hunger for acceptance and understanding I also wrote a song entitled “First of May”, for a misplaced relationship. So this album and in particular this song brings back real bittersweet memories. 

These days I rather think of this day as the 1st Day of May.... if that can somehow dull the senses somewhat. But it is what it is, and this is a day of reprieve for labor, both menial and emotional. Happy Labor Day!''

Wen Hing - Song Composer/Writer

SONGS - 
1] THE LUSTY MONTH OF MAY [2] MAYTIME 
[3] ONE MORNING IN MAY [4] IN THE MIDDLE OF MAY 
[5] APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS [6] FIRST OF MAY.

Sarah Brightman - First of May
YouTube Video from Paul Brightman

Images by Sweetify and Chow Wen Hing.

14 comments:

AG said...

I was a teenager when I first heard this song and I remember it made me feel quite sad. Loved listening to it although it would feel melancholic afterwards.

JIMMY CHNG [DECIBELS/DRUMMER] said...

One of the many BG's songs in my favourite list.

OLIVER BALASINGAM [DRUMMER] said...

The wonder of this song...
It has different connotations for different people,
eg puppy love, misplaced relationship, lost love, etc.

JERRY FERNANDEZ [NEU FACES] said...

Well written from views and memories to his adolescent age inspiration from 1st of May.

BEE GEES
Who could have thought this song be so iconic... comes yearly in May.
Great lyrics and good on WEN HING.

JERRY SARAM said...

GOOD MORNING

May God our loving father show on us the blessings of peace, the beauty of hope, the spirit of love and the comfort of faith on this FIRST SATURDAY in the new month of MAY.

MUN CHOR SENG [OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER 60'S SINGAPORE] said...

MAY you be blessed today and always.

JERRY MURAD said...

With guys like Andy it's a haven everywhere.

JOEY KOH said...

Yes sure, BGs FIRST OF MAY.
BEST.

S.Z. said...

Thank you for sharing Andy.

STEPHEN HAN said...

This song is one of the best from Bee Gees

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you all for the comments and support for WEN HING's MAY 1st [BEEGEES] nostalgia piece.

I met WEN HING [WAYNE CHOW] during a concert when we sang on the same stage at RELC INTERNATIONAL HOTEL around Orchard Road, accompanied by the famous SG pianist, JIMMY CHAN.

He was good. Great voice, bi-lingual, a good-looker and patient. WEN HING is also a composer of pop songs, yes, but MEANINGFUL ones. Not the rubbish we hear today.

Check him out on his other article where a few of his songs from YouTube have been posted. Thank you WEN HING.

Cedric Collars said...

The Bee Gees were poets and storytellers who put it to music. Like When Hing writes the memories of the time gone by and the memories associated with that time are our solace when the song is played or the date of the memory arrives. Let us relive the moment and say "that was our growing up years".

JIMMY YAP [SINGING AMBASSADOR] said...

Congrats to you Wayne on your First of May article in Andy60smusic.
Bee Gees are also one of my favourite bands. Always appreciate this album by Genevieve, wife of Perry Koh. There are 3 Bee Gees hits here - Words, First of May and I Started a Joke.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks to CEDRIC COLLARS from AUSTRALIA and JIMMY YAP in SINGAPORE for their comments.