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HUMMINGBIRD ~ SEALS AND CROFTS ~ FOR MOM

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Uploaded on Mar 27, 2010

I dedicate this to my mother. She loves hummingbirds. And, I love her. Last summer, I got to hold a hummingbird for just a few minutes when he found himself cornered on the screened porch. I never dreamed I would get to hold a little hummingbird.

Also, to Our Father... the source of our being.

With the days getting longer and the beauty of springtime approaching I just could not get the images and song out of my head. So here it is..the funny little animated images and all. I could spend days fine tuning, but I had to call it a wrap since it is the wee hours of the morning..and, I like to get up early...yikes..thank you so much to all who take their time to watch.

The sunrise image at 1:27 was taken at some good friends home..Rocky Shores..a place near and dear to many of us...Thanks, Kathie♥

Jim Seals and Dash Crofts were both born in Texas. They first met when Crofts was a drummer for a local band. Later, Seals joined a band called Dean Beard and the Crew Cuts where he played guitar; later on Crofts joined the band. With Beard, they moved to Los Angeles to join The Champs. In 1958, Seals and Crofts toured with The Champs.

In 1963, Jimmy Seals, Dash Crofts, Glen Campbell, and Jerry Cole left The Champs to form a band named "Glen Campbell and the GCs" which played at The Crossbow in Van Nuys, CA. The band only lasted a couple of years before the members went their separate ways. Crofts returned to Texas and Seals joined a band named The Dawnbreakers (a reference to a book by the same name). Crofts eventually returned to California to join The Dawnbreakers. However, The Dawnbreakers turned out to be unsuccessful. Crofts married fellow Dawnbreaker Billie Lee Day in 1969, and both Seals and Crofts were introduced to and became members of the Bahá'í Faith.

After the failure with The Dawnbreakers, the two decided to play as a duo, with Seals on guitar, saxophone and violin, and Crofts on guitar and mandolin. They signed a contract with Talent Associates and released two LPs, which were largely ignored. The pair signed a new contract with Warner Bros. Records in 1971. Their first album with their new label was also unsuccessful, but their second album, Summer Breeze charted at #7 in 1972.

After a long and successful run of recordings in the 1970s, the two lost their contract with Warner Brothers in 1980 and decided to set aside music for a while. They held a short reunion tour in 19911992 and appeared at several Bahá'í gatherings. Crofts lived in Mexico, Australia and then Nashville, playing country music and making occasional hit singles. Seals moved to Costa Rica and has lived on a coffee farm off & on since 1980, and Crofts now lives on a ranch in the hill country of central Texas.

Lyrics:


Oh Hummingbird, mankind was
waiting for you to come
flying along
Heavenly Songbird we were so
wrong, we've harmed you
Oh Hummingbird, lend us your
wings
Let us soar in the atmosphere of
Abha
"Lift us up to the Heaven of
Holiness
Oh Source of our being!"* --Oh,
Hummingbird

Hummingbird don't fly away,
fly away
Hummingbird don't fly away,
fly away
In you I found a fragrance
I'll love you till I die
I just love you, love you, love you
I don't even know the reason why.

Hummingbird don't fly away,
fly away
Hummingbird don't fly away,
fly away
The sweetness of your "Nectar"
Has drawn me like a fly
I just love
you, love you, love you
I don't even know the reason why
now

Hummingbird don't fly away,
fly away
Hummingbird don't fly away,
fly away

Haven't you noticed the days
somehow keep getting longer
And the spirit-voices whisper in
us all
Haven't you noticed the rays
The "Spirit Sun" is stronger
And a "New Day" is dawning for
us all.

Hummingbird don't fly away,
fly away
Hummingbird don't fly away,
fly away
Alas here comes the "Gardener"
He's come to till the flowers
The draught of understanding,
wisdom, peace and love is ours.

Hummingbird don't fly away,
fly away
Hummingbird don't fly away,
fly away
Don't fly away, don't fly away...

I make videos to bring recognition to the artist and a song that has been very special to me through the years...to spark a memory for someone and to keep the song available to generations to come.

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