Skip to comments.Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, releases song for Gaza (Let's sing along with Hamas1)
Posted on 01/26/2009 11:15:21 AM PST by mojito
Singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, released on Sunday a charity song whose proceeds will go towards assisting Palestinians in the war-ravaged Gaza Strip.
The new recording of the song 'The day the world gets round', originally recorded by George Harrison, features Yusuf on vocals and Klaus Voorman, known to many as the fifth Beatle, on bass.
The song can be dowloaded online at different rates and its proceeds will go towards the United Nations Relief and Works Agency and Save the Children to aid children and families in the Gaza Strip, UNRWA said in a statement.
Yusuf said on his website he hoped the recording will "help remind people of the immense legacy of love, peace and happiness we can share when we get round to looking at mankind's futile wars and prejudices."
As Cat Stevens, Islam, now 59, recorded several major hits in the late 1960s and 1970s. He converted to Islam at the height of his fame in 1977, devoting himself to education and philanthropy.
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That odd “1” in the title should be an “!”.
news for yusuf: the arabs could help these people out any time they wanted. but they keep them in squalor for their own ends.
address that, you pointless hypocrite
What a wasted life.
Taliban won’t like it!
You mean Cat Stevens buddies in the taliban won’t like it when he tells them to “go fly a kite”???
I kill me.
Sharif won't like it.
Think of this guys’ plight.
Cat Stevens was his name for goodness sake.
He probably heard whispers his entire life about the name “Cat”...poor guy.
So he changes his name to Yousuf Islam.
...kinda feel sorry for the guy.
Why not raise money for the war torn area and split it 50-50 with Israel and the Gaza Strip?
He’s being followed by a crescent moon shadow.
Everyone board the “pieces of infidels” train! :)
“Gaza is broken....”
Here's an exerpt:
Oh, I'm sharp'nin' up my jambiya
A-slicin' and dicin' with my jambiya
And if Israelis should fall asleep,
into their homes
I will creep
And if Israelis should fall asleep,
They won't wake up No more.
Ol’ Cat Stevens gave up music for Islam.
Looks like he’s reneged on that pledge.
A wonderful tune to a wonderful song “Morning has Broken,” was merely a tune overlaid atop what I’m sure were 19th century Anglican church lyrics. They sound 19th century. (So: Even that wasn’t original.)
This is one cat that should have choked on a hairball.
Actually, both tune and words predate Cat Stevens, and yes it is a hymnal song, although I don’t know when it was first written.
It’s #8 in the 1982 Episscopal [stet] Hymnal but not in the 1940 edition: Words: Eleanor Farejon (1881-1965) Music: Bunessan, Gaelic melody, harmonized by Alec Wyton (b. 1921)
Guess Cat and Vickie Jean will be humming it together soon.
Any fans of Cat Stevens here, besides me? What are your favorite songs of his?
I will ignore the current mutation.
Since I am an avid chessplayer, Stevens reminds me a little of Bobby Fischer, another person who contributed to his field but then turned his back on his country.
Wild World. I also like "The First Cut is the Deepest" although Rod Stewart and Sheryl Crowe's versions are more well known.
A wonderful tune to a wonderful song Morning has Broken, was merely a tune overlaid atop what Im sure were 19th century Anglican church lyrics. They sound 19th century. (So: Even that wasnt original.)
You know it could be a knock off!