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James Taylor - Sunny Skies (One In Ten, 9/8/71)

In this restored footage from the BBC series “One In Ten–a singer and his songs,” James performs his song, “Sunny Skies,” which first appeared on his 1970 album, "Sweet Baby James."

“One in Ten” was a @BBC TV show from the early 1970s which featured various artists including Gordon Lightfoot, Livingston Taylor and Loudon Wainright III. This episode was directed by the British director, Michael Appleton.

James was 23 years old when this episode aired on September 8, 1971 and his third studio album, “Mudslide Slim and the Blue Horizon” had been released just a few months before this appearance. His single of @Carole King's “You’ve Got a Friend” from that album reached #1 on the Billboard charts in Spring 1971.

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Sunny Skies by James Taylor

Sunny skies sleeps in the morning
He doesn’t know when to rise
He closes his weary eyes upon the day
Look at him yawning
Throwing his morning hours away
He knows how to ease down slowly
Everything is fine in the end
And you will be pleased to know
That Sunny Skies hasn’t a friend

Sunny skies weeps in the evening
It doesn’t much matter why
I guess he just has to cry from time to time
Everyone’s leaving
And Sunny skies has to stay behind

Still he knows how to ease down slow
Everything is fine in the end
And you will be pleased to know
That Sunny Skies hasn’t a friend

Sunny skies sleeps in the morning
He doesn’t know when to rise
He closes his weary eyes upon the day
And throws it all away

Looking at the snow and trees that grow
Outside my window
Looking at the things that passed me by
Wondering if where I’ve been is worth
The things I’ve been through
Ending with a friend named Sunny Skies

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