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13 February 2011
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I definitely hear "Take it cousin".

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13 February 2011
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i wonder if John did it in suich a way as to confuse the listener.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

18 April 2011
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I have the Imagine album on vinyl. And since i first heard the song, I always heard "take it brother". Now I sort of hear "take yer clothes off".

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16 February 2015
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"Take it cousin" is what I hear, absolutely.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
16 February 2015
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On 17 January 2011, Zig said

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I have to assume you mean at 2:13.

I hear "take it cousin" as in; OK, your turn to solo. This website cites it as "take it brother". I still hear "cousin".

Same here, cousin!

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16 February 2015
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Von Bontee said
"Take it cousin" is what I hear, absolutely.

Wow, the casual Von has to catch up on reviewing his posts; he is almost four years behind.  I assume the business Von is more current.

I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'. Kurt Vonnegut, Timequake, 1997
16 February 2015
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We both move at our own pace...and when we see a thread from four years ago that we didn't contribute to, we must add our 4 cents worth.

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17 February 2015
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I've always heard 'brother', but upon just listening closely, I'd swear there is an 's' in the middle of the word (as in couSin).

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Another vote for "cousin".

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Am I the only one who hears "closer"? I clearly hear an L at the start and an S in the middle.

18 May 2015
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it's "brother"

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