The Lord (song)

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"The Lord"
Single by Bee Gees
from the album Cucumber Castle
A-side "Don't Forget to Remember"
Released August 1969
Recorded July 1969
Genre Country rock, folk rock
Length 2:19
Label Polydor (United Kingdom)
Atco (United States)
Writer(s) Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Robert Stigwood, Bee Gees
Bee Gees flipsides chronology
"Sun in My Morning"
(1969)
The Lord
(1969)
"Sweetheart"
(1970)

"The Lord" is a song by the Bee Gees. It was released as the B-side of "Don't Forget to Remember" in August 1969 and later included on Cucumber Castle in early 1970.

Background[edit]

Written by Barry and Maurice Gibb. "The Lord" is a country number with guitars and growly low vocals especially on the chorus, You can believe what you wanna, but I know what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna believe in the Lord. Barry continued to be in fine voice for all these songs, and Maurice was ubiquitous on harmonies, guitar, piano, and bass. The opening chord was D, the chords at first and second verse was D and A, the chords on chorus was G, D, A7, A and D. The music video for the song was taken on the film Cucumber Castle. "The Lord" was released as a B-side of "Don't Forget to Remember" in August 1969, but in Canada, "I Lay Down and Die" was the B-side. On the intro, someone says a Play you a song.[1]

Recording[edit]

"The Lord" was recorded around July 1969 in IBC Studios in London with "Every Time I See You Smile", "Then You Left Me", "I Was the Child", "There Goes My Heart Again" and the "Cucumber Castle Theme". The July 1969 sessions was the last session with drummer Colin Petersen as he left the band later in August.[1]

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