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Jackson 5 "To Sir With Love"

Originally sung by Lulu and featured on the soundtrack also by the name "To Sir With Love". Which you can get a listen over Here. In 1967, The Jackson 5 did their own cover in Indiana. But no one could match the way Lulu presented it!

Those schoolboy days, of telling tales and biting nails are gone,
But in my mind,
I know they will still live on and on,
But how do you thank someone, who has taken you from crayons to perfume?
It isn't easy, but I'll try,

If you wanted the sky I would write across the sky in letters,
That would soar a thousand feet high,
To Sir, with Love

The time has come,
For closing books and long last looks must end,
And as I leave,
I know that I am leaving my best friend,
A friend who taught me right from wrong,
And weak from strong,
That's a lot to learn,
What, what can I give you in return?

If you wanted the moon I would try to make a start,
But I, would rather you let me give my heart,
To Sir, with Love

Jackson 5 "It's Your Thing"

August 29th, 1969 Madison Square Garden became the very fist national broadcast performance by The Jackson Five. That night they performed "It's Your Thing". Originally by "The Isley Brothers"(the same bunch who'd already released "Shout" in 1963).
This was a candidate for their debut album-Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5.

Listen to the fist version Here.

- The Isley Brothers Lyrics

J5 Cover "You Can't Hurry Love"

First sung by Diana Ross and The Supremes(listen over Here), The Jackson Five had their own Funky twist which never made the Motown record "Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five.
Originally produced by the Holland-Dozier-Holland trio.

I need love, love
To ease my mind
I need to find, find someone to call mine
But mama said

You cant hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love dont come easy
Its a game of give and take

You cant hurry love
No, you just have to wait
You got to trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes

But how many heartaches
Must I stand before I find a love
To let me live again
Right now the only thing
That keeps me hangin on
When I feel my strength, yeah
Its almost gone
I remember mama said:

You cant hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love dont come easy
Its a game of give and take

How long must I wait
How much more can I take
Before loneliness will cause my heart
Heart to break?

No I cant bear to live my life alone
I grow impatient for a love to call my own
But whe…

Michael Jackson Lavender Blue

This old nursery rhyme goes way back to the 1680's from Great Britain. Where children gathered to play along the cob-well streets of England. Slowly but surly, it waned from popularity as America became independent and free.

 By 1948, a Man named B. Burl Ives contributed his own spin on a Walt Disney movie "So Dear To My Heart"(listen to it here. By the 50's, Sammy Turner transformed the classic into a Rock N Roll phenomenon!

 In 1968, Michael Jackson sang his very own twist which unfortunately, never made their Motown debut-Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5.

Lavender Blue Lyrics
This I must say, dilly dilly, and it is true,
You must love me, dilly dilly,'cause I love you.
Lavender's green, dilly dilly, Lavender's blue.
I'll be your queen, dilly dilly, when I wed you.
Send for your men, dilly dilly, set them to hoe,
Set them to reap, dilly dilly, set them to mow,
Some to cut hay, dilly dilly, some to cut corn,
While you and I, dilly dilly, keep ourselves warm.