Hive Open Mic #125 - You Can't Hurry Love (Phil Collins/The Supremes)

Nothing is impossible

A great theme for this week by @bernice001 which can be applied to many, many areas in life, work, hobbies, relationships, and love itself, of course.

My song by The Supremes, which was first released in 1966, is a firm favourite of mine, which I have played many times live, although, not so much lately; that clearly needs to be corrected..

I am very pleased, that I get a chance to match it to this week's theme, because for me it fits perfectly: it is never impossible to find love in life, no matter when that might be.

As Mama says, you can't hurry it, you just have to wait and be patient, even if there are some heartaches on the way!

Being an 80s girl I am more attached to the Phil Collins version, which was a hit in 1983; he was better looking too for sure. 😄
I have added a bit of a percussive strumming to match that version and because people used to start clapping in the tiny gap before the final verse.. So hopefully, they'll hold off a little longer in future.. lol

Anyway, hope, you like this one!!
Thanks everyone!

Lyrics

I need love, love to ease my mind
I need to find, find someone to call mine
But mama said you can't hurry love
No you just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take
You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait
You gotta 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 hanging on
When I feel my strength, yeah, it's almost gone
I remember mama said

No, you just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's 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 can't bear to live my life alone
I grow impatient for a love to call my own
But when I feel that I, I can't go on
These precious words keeps me hanging on
I remember mama said

No, you just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take
You can't hurry love

No, you just have to wait
She said trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes (gotta wait)
No love, love don't come easy
But I keep on waiting, anticipating for that
Soft voice to talk to me at night
For some tender arms to hold me tight
I keep waiting, I keep on waiting (give and take)
But it ain't easy, it ain't easy when mama said
You can't hurry love

No, you just have to wait
She said trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes
You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take
You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait
Mama said just give it time
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Such beautiful sound and voice😍😍🥳🥳... Found myself dancing to the tune🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

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Haha, that's brilliant!
Dancing rocks! Haha! Thank you so much! :)

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Yipee🥳🥳... Thanks for the exercise you made me do ma'am 😄😄... You are welcome.

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It's a good idea to put those strums in the pause as I've seen people applaud too early when they think it's the end. This song is a good workout for you with all that strumming. I remember the Phil Collins version being played a lot back then. I had his albums and saw him live.

Rock on!

!LUV

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haha, sure is a workout.. have to try not to overtake myself!
I love Phil and his drumming!!! You saw him live!!! Wow! I am jealous! :)
Thank you, Steve!!

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Classic favorite song, and with very beautiful performance of you! I love all the Phil Collins versions, so I couldnt agree with you more, about which version I prefer the most

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Haha, very glad you agree with me, my friend!
Thank you so much! Hope, you're well! :)

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Hello madam @anna-newkey 🤗
I'm impressed how you really enjoy playing guitar and singing the song 😍

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Thank you, Romi!
Yes, I sure enjoy playing!
But so do you, I'm sure! At least, it looks that way.. :)

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Wow! Thanks so much dear @anna-newkey for taking us back to the 60s although you performed it in an 80s version! It came out beautifully with your unique touch!
I must say I admire your guitar it's quite beautiful and has a beautiful sound!
Ciao!

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Well, thank you so much, Lotanna (is that correct?)
It sure is a fun song and I'm glad you enjoyed it!
I love both my GS Mini babies! 😍
Little guitars for little people like me.. haha
Hope, you're doing well!

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Well, thank you so much, Lotanna (is that correct?)

Absolutely!! I imagine you'll pronounce it even better! 😂

Wow! Thanks so much for the picture I'll save it until I can get a similar guitar. They look very graceful and beautiful.

Ciao!!

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You have a powerful voice mam! It was cool listening to you ✌️

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Wow, that's brilliant!
So glad you like this one!
Excellent! Have a lovely day! 😀

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I do love songs you always pick up. You make great musical choices.
Of course, your playing skills and voice are admirable too.
Cheers!

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Hello, my dear looter friend! 😁
I do hope, you're well!
This is a fun one to do, maybe you should give it a go yourself?
Makes me happy that you like it! 😍
Thank you so much!

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This is a fun one to do, maybe you should give it a go yourself?

Oh, darling, I really would wish to do it, I love these songs, but my English skills don't let me sing them properly.
Thanks for your valuable feedback, I appreciate it.

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Well, I heard you sing "Karma Chameleon", and that sounded pretty good!
So, don't try to talk yourself out of it.. 😉😀

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Oh this is lovely! i really enjoyed it!, i didn´t knew this song but its curious that i can relate to the lyrics in this moment of my life. You did a wonderful performance, thanks for sharing! greetings and keep bringing your talent to the community!

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Well, hello there, Julio!
Thank you so much for this!
Glad you like it, it means a lot!
Maybe you should do this one at one of your gigs?
Have you got a new guitar yet?
Or are you still patiently waiting like Mama says? 😉
Take care, my friend, and have a lovely day! 😀

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oh yeah this was is a nice performance, and the song is cool... i will think about learning it :) and well, i got one borrowed from a friend just a few days after i lost my other guitar, he says he doesnt have time to practice , so we are negotiating, he ´probably going to sell me the guitar for a good price ... i wish you a lovely day too! ;)

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That's brilliant! Good to hear that, my friend! 🤘😀

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Sure, this theme is applicable to many areas of our daily activities.
This is a great interpretation ma'am.
I like your performance too.
!ALIVE

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Thank you so much!!
That's amazing that you like it!

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Yes, I do.
Happy Sunday to you.

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Ow, someone is rocking here 🙌
How cool 😎

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Haha, thank you!
It's nice to play something for a change, that I don't have to spend too much time practicing..
Hope, you're well! 😀

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That's perfect, isn't it? :))

Have a great weekend Anke 😎

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I love this song! A real classic. The 80's were a time of great musical prosperity! I love it when you bring such great music. Wonderful as always dear friend! Many blessings to you. ✨💯💥🍻👏👏🎊🎆👌⭐🤩🎼🎵🎶🙌😃👊🙏

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Oh, my dear friend!
Your comments always make me happy!
It is s great song and I'm glad you like it!
Thank you! 🙏😀

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Great song, which you sing so well. That guitar has such a lovely bright tone. I agree with Steve regarding the strums in the break, it is a good idea to do that. I do a song which has a break in it and people always clap in the break unless I put a few twiddles in on the piano.

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Thank you, Barbara!
Yes, is amazing, how such a little change can make such a difference..
I have been ignoring this song for too long, it needs more outings again, I think...
Great afternoon yesterday!
Thoroughly enjoyed it! xxx

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How beautiful my dear friend, congratulations great job 🤗

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Wow,thank you so much!
So, so glad you like it!
It a lot of fun to play this one!
Thanks for giving it a listen! 😍😀

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What a pleasure to be able to coincide once again and enjoy your work full of life and energy, I particularly like these musical styles that put you in constant movement. I hope to continue listening to your wonderful voice and the beautiful sound of your guitar. Best regards. We listen to each other.

Que gusto poder coincidir una vez más y disfrutar de tu trabajo cargado de mucha vida y energía, en lo particular me gustan estos estilos musicales que te ponen en constante movimiento. Espero poder seguir escuchando tu maravillosa voz y el bello sonido de tu guitarra. Saludos. Nos escuchamos.

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Well, hello, my friend!
, that you like it!
You're so kind!
Isn't it great that we can listen to each other's stuff across the globe this way?
I think it's amazing!
Thank you for listening, that's amazing! 😀


¡Bueno, hola, mi amigo!
, que te gusta!
¡Eres tan amable!
¿No es genial que podamos escuchar las cosas de los demás en todo el mundo de esta manera?
¡Creo que es increíble!
¡Gracias por escuchar, eso es increíble! 😀

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The truth is that it is great to know what others are doing in the world, learn from them and interact almost directly, it's wonderful.

La verdad si es genial poder conocer lo que otros hacen en el mundo, aprender de ellos e interactuar casi que directamente, es maravilloso un abrazo

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excellent interpretation friend that you play well and sing this song is great greetings

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Wow, thank you so much!
Really happy, that you like it! 😀

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Great performance i like it💫👌

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Hello there, my friend!
Hope, you've fully recovered!
Glad you like it, means a lot! 😍

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Great version, Anke! I like both Phil C and the Supremes' version, and you've managed to capture the joy that comes through both of them.

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Thank you, Danielle!
"The joy of it", love that! 😍😀

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