The Bee Gees Fanny Be Tender With My Love

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The Bee Gees Fanny Be Tender With My Love

The Bee Gees Fanny Be Tender

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The song was written by the brothers Gibb, that is, Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. It was released on their 1975 album Main Course. It was also released as a single early in 1976 backed with “Country Lanes.” The story behind the song is that they were staying in North Miami Beach recording Main Course. They were busy writing a song with “Be Tender With My Love” and dedicated it would be better if there the love were focused on a particular woman. They saw their housekeeper Fanny, and decided that was the one. The harmonies for the song are complex. Barry began to use his falsetto as a lead vocal, adding to Robin’s falsetto. They shared backing vocals as well. This became part of their signature sound. Because of the layers of harmonies, they did not perform “Fanny” live.

“Fanny (Be Tender with My Love)” charted internationally, going to #12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #9 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and Cash Box. The song went to #1 in Canada and #7 in New Zealand.

The Bee Gees formed in 1958 and had many decades of success as performers and with their recorded music. They were among the most popular musical artists of the 1970s.

Here are the lyrics to “Fanny (Be Tender with My Love)” by The Bee Gees:

First I rise, then I fall
Seems like you don’t want the love
Of this man at all
And it’s sure been a lonely time
Right up to the time I met you
So if you take a love like mine

Be tender with my love
You know how easy it is to hurt me
Fanny, be tender with my love,
‘Cause it’s all that I’ve got
And my love won’t desert me

So you say to yourself, boy,
You’re out of your brain
Do you think I’m gonna stand here
All night in the rain?
And it’s the start of a love affair
The moment when I first met you
And if you want I’ll take you there

Be tender with my love
You know how easy it is to break it
Fanny, be tender with my love
‘Cause it’s all that I’ve got
And my love won’t forsake me.

With my love,
Our love will seal it together.
Oh, with our love,
You made a promise
You’ll always love me forever.

Be tender with my love
You know how easy it is to break it
Fanny, be tender with my love,
‘Cause it’s all that I’ve got
And my love won’t forsake me.

Be tender with my love
You know how easy it is to break it
Fanny, be tender with my love,
‘Cause it’s all that I’ve got
And my love won’t forsake me.

Be tender with my love
You know how easy it is to hurt me
Fanny, be tender with my love,
‘Cause it’s all that I’ve got
And my love won’t desert me

Be tender with my love
You know how easy it is to break it
Fanny, be tender with my love
‘Cause it’s all that I’ve got
And my love won’t desert me

Be tender with my love
You know how easy it is to hurt me
Fanny, be tender with my love

For another song by The Bee Gees: “Too Much Heaven.”

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