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Lyr Req: Yesterday

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alanww 15 Oct 01 - 05:56 AM
Genie 15 Oct 01 - 06:13 AM
alanww 15 Oct 01 - 06:18 AM
Snuffy 15 Oct 01 - 08:41 AM
GUEST,Noreen 15 Oct 01 - 10:31 AM
RWilhelm 15 Oct 01 - 10:58 AM
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53 15 Oct 01 - 01:49 PM
Noreen 15 Oct 01 - 02:36 PM
alanww 16 Oct 01 - 05:29 AM
Mark Cohen 16 Oct 01 - 08:09 PM
53 16 Oct 01 - 10:28 PM
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Subject: Yesterday
From: alanww
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 05:56 AM

I know its not quite folk (but it will be soon!). Nevertheless, can anyone help me with the lyrics? Thanks.

Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away ...
Alan


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Subject: Lyr Add: YESTERDAY (Lennon/McCartney)
From: Genie
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 06:13 AM

Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away,
Now it looks as though they're here to stay.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Suddenly I'm not half the man I used to be.
There's a shadow hanging over me.
Oh, yesterday came suddenly.


Why she had to go I don't know, she wouldn't say.
I said something wrong.
Now I long for yesterday.

Yesterday love was such an easy game to play.
Now I need a place to hide away.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Paul McCartney wrote this, although it is attributed to "Lennon and McCartney." He has said recently that he now thinks the lyrics were unconsciously a song about his mother, who died when he was about 13.

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yesterday
From: alanww
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 06:18 AM

Thanks for such a quick response, Genie - just 17 minutes!

Oh, I believe in yesterday
Alan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yesterday
From: Snuffy
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 08:41 AM

But is there an arrangement for English concertina, Alan?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yesterday
From: GUEST,Noreen
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 10:31 AM

There soon will be, Snuffy...

But did you know that the tune was written before these words... and the working title was scrambled eggs ?

And that I've sat on Paul McCartney's bed??

*sigh*


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yesterday
From: RWilhelm
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 10:58 AM

A great song, but a folk song? As Henry Kissinger would say: By vhat theory?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yesterday
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 01:46 PM

Was Paul in it, Noreen?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yesterday
From: 53
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 01:49 PM

it,s a great song but it was written by paul, and brian epstein released it as a beatles tune and not just by paul.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yesterday
From: Noreen
Date: 15 Oct 01 - 02:36 PM

Unfortunately not, Sins, you guessed! Paul's childhood home is now a National Trust property, re-done as it would have been when he lived there, and open to the public. Well worth a visit!

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yesterday
From: alanww
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 05:29 AM

Earl: A folk song? Well, no not at present, as I said in my opening posting. However, there are lots of old music hall songs which are sung in folk clubs in England which you couldn't class as folk, and they usually go down very well. (I do Goodbye, Dolly Gray for instance.) Also, if one is performing for the public, one gets a great variety of requests and Yesterday has been one of them in the past (as has The Wild Rover, of course!)

Snuffy: So where can I get an arrangement for the English concertina accompaniment? I guess it wasn't originally written for it, was it!!!

Noreen: You've eaten scramled eggs with Paul McCartney on his bed? Wow! That explains a lot ... !! Yesterday love was such an easy game to play ...
Alan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yesterday
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 08:09 PM

I remember hearing somewhere (there, now that's an intro that's guaranteed to inspire confidence) that Yesterday had been covered more times by more artists than any song in history. Is this true, or am I (to paraphrase Dave Barry) making this up?

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yesterday
From: 53
Date: 16 Oct 01 - 10:28 PM

it has been covered by a lot of people but i don't know how many. it's a great song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yesterday
From: IanC
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 03:48 PM

'Tis a folk song you know. Often sung by people. Not by performers, I mean.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yesterday
From: Blackcatter
Date: 26 Oct 01 - 04:20 PM

I heard that ther are over 8000 recordings of Yesterday. This was from some pop music info book I read a couple years ago.

pax yall


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