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To Be Young, Gifted And Black

Lyrics

To be young, gifted and black,
Oh what a lovely precious dream
To be young, gifted and black,
Open your heart to what I mean
full lyrics
To be young, gifted and black,
Oh what a lovely precious dream
To be young, gifted and black,
Open your heart to what I mean
full lyrics

Features of This Track

classic soul qualities
folk influences
gospel influences
demanding vocal performances
great lyrics
a subtle use of vocal harmony
a prominent rhythm piano part
intricate melodic phrasing
demanding instrumental part writing
a twelve-eight time signature
thru composed melodic style
a clear focus on recording studio production
heavy syncopation
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
a smooth male lead vocalist
an emotional male lead vocal performance
electric pianos
prominent organ

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They don't have singers like this no more
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Yes fist time hearing this I was 6 years old with pop big doggy ron
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I remember the first time I heard this song I was a freshman in college (2000) and I was really stressed about school and this song brought tears to my eyes and reaffirmed me that I was capable and still am! Everytime I hear this song I get misty and I thank God for Donny Hathaway who helped me make it through!
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We need to instill this in all children, everyday. Not just tell them everytime they do something wrong, we need to praise and guide them even when they don't want to listen. Never give up on our own, never.
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this song still makes me feel good everytime i hear it
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This song came out when I was a freshman in high school. On my goodness what treasures we had that got us to where we are today with a Black President in the White House!
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What a beautiful gift the lord has given the world too have and still have Mr.Hathaway' s spirit in our hearts after all these years.

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