"First Of May" as written by Maurice Ernest Gibb, Robin Hugh Gibb and Barry Alan Gibb....
When I was small, and Christmas trees were tall
We used to love while others used to play
Don't ask me why, but time has passed us by
Some one else moved in from far away

Now we are tall, and Christmas trees are small
And you don't ask the time of day
But you and I, our love will never die
But guess we'll cry come first of May

The apple tree that grew for you and me
I watched the apples falling one by one
And I recall the moment of them all
The day I kissed your cheek and you were mine

Now we are tall, and Christmas trees are small
And you don't ask the time of day
But you and I, our love will never die
But guess we'll cry come first of May

When I was small, and Christmas trees were tall
Do do do do do do do do do
Don't ask me why, but time has passed us by
Some one else moved in from far away


Lyrics submitted by nabzouk

"First of May" as written by Barry Alan/gibb Gibb

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis song was sung by robin Gibb and truely enough it was about the memories of his first love.
    The song is so beautiful and the words are honest and true.....What agreat song so sweet and true
    mylillyon April 08, 2007   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretation It was written by Barry,but not about his first love,as many people believe. But about their first dog, which arrived on the first of May.A beautiful song, wonderfully written, to be interpreted as if it were about young love, or even brothers or sisters. Very well done.
    JoseyWaleson March 05, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwhat does he mean by:"but guess we'll cry come first of May"
    jeronderonon June 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would just like to clarify that the vocals were done by BARRY Gibb on this song, not Robin Gibb.
    Luke119on April 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentToday is the first of May! I immediately thought of this song... one love.
    TkrBon May 01, 2010   Link

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