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Thread #85294   Message #1580203
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
10-Oct-05 - 12:27 PM
Thread Name: Incomplete Beatles songs
Subject: RE: Incomplete Beatles songs
As Martin Carthy says (I think) it comes out of somebody's mouth and into somebody's ear and either they like it or they don't. We don't need to defend or attack songs they spaek to us personally.

I am prepared to say I was wrong about Eleanor Rigby. I have just read the words and they work well. But the point I tried to start at was naerly all the Beatles stuff works well as rock and pop. Some songs work well acoustically and they have been listed above.

What made Sgt Pepper ground breaking was the musical arrangements and the themes of the songs. But I digress.

There are places I'll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some for ever, not for better,
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often think about them
In my life I'll love you more

I guess I am risking the roth of somebody or other but it is a bit short. I know that is the essence and the challenge of pop and I am sure that for many this little gem does it all.

Eight days a week is a great rock record, but, go on prove me wrong, I don't think many people could make much of it as an accoustic song.

In my life is a cracker - just a bit short. And so to my main point - who could add a verse?