Early in the Morning – Charlie Feathers demo, w/lyrics

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Early in the Morning (Quinton Claunch, Charles Feathers) — Charlie Feathers demo, recorded c.1958-1961

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Lyrics transcribed by me (doc) 7 November 2011. A couple of the lines are slightly changed in Don Bach’s 1961 version and he doesn’t include the “So sad…” section. These are the only two recordings of the song that I’m aware of.

Well, early in the morning it’s so hard to get up
Before I get my coffee it’s so doggone rough
Though I gotta hit the floor, I’d like to sleep a little more
Early in the morning it’s so hard to get up

So sad
Feeling bad

Well, I wish I was a banker so I could sleep late
And they can bring me my breakfast on a silver plate
I’m just a ordinary man doing the best I can
Early in the morning it’s so hard to get up

So sad
Feeling bad

Well, the Lord delivered Daniel from a lion’s den
And little Davy Crockett got the bear after him
But their troubles don’t compare with the ones I have to bear
Early in the morning it’s so hard to get up

So sad
Feeling bad

Well, early in the morning it’s so hard to get up
Early in the morning it’s so hard to get up

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1961 Early In the Morning-Don Bach-B-side of Warwick M 632

Don Bach — issued in March 1961 as the B-side of “Cheyenne” (Jimmy Evans), Warwick M 632

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