«Some Velvet Morning» is a psychedelic pop song written by Lee Hazlewood and originally recorded by Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra in late 1967. It first appeared on Sinatra’s album Movin’ with Nancy, the soundtrack to her 1967 television special of the same name. The song has been covered many times since, almost always as a duet. Although «Some Velvet Morning» is one of the more famous duets Hazlewood and Sinatra recorded together, it is considered a departure from their usual fare, as it is decidedly less influenced by country & western music. The single peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1968.[1] As with many psychedelic songs, its overall meaning is somewhat obscure. The lyrics consist of the male part describing a mysterious, powerful woman named Phaedra, who educated the speaker in the ways of love. The male part alternates with the female part, who identifies herself as Phaedra and speaks over ethereal, twinkling music about beautiful nature imagery and about the secrets held by an unknown collective «we». The song was featured in the 1967 TV special «Movin’ With Nancy», starring Nancy Sinatra, released to home video in 2000.Hazel Lyrics: Some velvet mornin’ when I’m straight I’m gonna open up your gate And maybe tell you ’bout Phaedra And how she gave me life And how she made it end Some velvet mornin’ when I’m straight Flowers growing on a hill, dragonflies and daffodils Learn from us very much, look at us but do not touch Phaedra is my name

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