Too Many People | Fab Forum

Please consider registering
Guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

11 January 2011
10.31am
Avatar
robert
Ed Sullivan Show
Forum Posts: 415
Member Since:
19 April 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Does anyone know what Paul is singing in those opening lines to Too Many People? It's a falsetto before that actual lyrics begin. Sort of sounds like "Feels so sad" but I don't think that what he's saying, so I turn to you. Anyone?

"She looks more like him than I do."
11 January 2011
12.09pm
Avatar
robert
Ed Sullivan Show
Forum Posts: 415
Member Since:
19 April 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

So now responding to my own post - apparently he either says "piece of cake" or "piss off cake" which is argued widely in the web-o-sphere.

I assume it's "piece of cake" unless anyone knows otherwise.

"She looks more like him than I do."
11 January 2011
1.27pm
Avatar
Pterodactyl
In a boat on a river
Decca
Forum Posts: 93
Member Since:
1 January 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I hear "piss off cake" but it sounds like he's going for "piece of cake".

11 January 2011
1.47pm
Avatar
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 4476
Member Since:
31 March 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

http://www.pauldunoyer.com/pag.....lismID=252

Have I mis-heard, or does it really start with the words “Piss off”?

Yeah. Piss off, cake. Like, a piece of cake becomes piss off cake,
And it’s nothing, it’s so harmless really, just little digs. But the
first line is about “too many people preaching practices.” I felt John
and Yoko were telling everyone what to do. And I felt we didn’t need to
be told what to do. The whole tenor of the Beatles thing had been,
like, each to his own. Freedom. Suddenly it was “You should do this.”
It was just a bit the wagging finger, and I was pissed off with it. So
that one got to be a thing about them.

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

Can buy me love! Please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes

13 January 2011
3.25am
Avatar
Number Nine
Number Nine, Number Nine...
London Palladium
Forum Posts: 121
Member Since:
12 December 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I guess it is "Piss off, cake". I though he was saying "Piece of Cake" (The line from the song)

hari_girl asks: what do you think of eminem's grammy nomination? george_harrison_live: What's eminem? george_harrison_live: aren't they chocolates or something?
13 January 2011
11.48am
Avatar
robert
Ed Sullivan Show
Forum Posts: 415
Member Since:
19 April 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

interesting way to open an album no less a song.

"She looks more like him than I do."
3 November 2012
1.24am
Avatar
Funny Paper
America
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 2093
Member Since:
1 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I posted this question about a year ago at the McCartney fan website, but nobody had a helpful answer.

 

I also have the Ram songbook -- published by McCartney, full of photos by Linda.  But while it has chords for most of the song "Too Many People" it stops short of the ending.

 

What I need are the chords after the last line:

 

"Now what can be done for you... she's waiting for me... yeah!"

 

Then it seems to switch to a whole new set of chords from everything previous, or even a key change, as it transitions into an electric guitar solo that prefigures the end of the song.

 

Does anyone know what chords are being used there?

 

Thanks

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
4 November 2012
7.38pm
Avatar
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 4476
Member Since:
31 March 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I can't play along too loudly because my son's asleep in the next room, but these sound about right: http://www.macca-central.com/m......cfm?id=29

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

Can buy me love! Please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes

4 November 2012
10.02pm
Avatar
Funny Paper
America
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 2093
Member Since:
1 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks Joe, I'll try those out later today.  It looks right that Paul, after flirting with alternating between the key of F and G for the whole song, then suddenly goes to A major, but then keeps transitioning to odd chords as that ending plays out.  I knew something like that was going on but could never figure it out.

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
5 November 2012
8.44pm
Avatar
Funny Paper
America
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 2093
Member Since:
1 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks again Joe. I've tried playing along to the song a few times now, and those ending chords --

 


END: A C G D F G# D# C7 G F C7 G F C7

 

-- certainly come closer than anything I've seen before.  But there still seems to be something hinky at one particular juncture -- from D# to C7 and after; it doesn't quite seem to work as well as the preceding chords do.

 

Also, I don't know why macca-central starts the song out with "piece of c-a-a-a-ke"!  On the actual song, Paul starts out with some strumming, G, G/F, G/E, G/Eb, G/D -- and sings out something that sounds like scat or sounds like "It's all good now, ah ah owwww" then goes into that riff from low D bass note up to Eb, then the G chord, then "Too many people, going underground".

 

Also, the parts that go "That was your first mistake" seem to me to be, as I said above -- G, G/F, G/E, G/Eb, G/D.

 

Otherwise it's helpful, and the chords for the intermediate solo seem right on the money:

 

SOLO: Am Em G D Am Em G D G

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
10 November 2012
6.11am
Avatar
Funny Paper
America
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 2093
Member Since:
1 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

robert said
Does anyone know what Paul is singing in those opening lines to Too Many People? It's a falsetto before that actual lyrics begin. Sort of sounds like "Feels so sad" but I don't think that what he's saying, so I turn to you. Anyone?

To my ears he's singing:  "It's all good now, ah oh, ah ah oh...."  Or he could be doing scat.

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
13 November 2012
11.34pm
Avatar
frankdialogue
http://www.weebly.com/kultureamerika
The Kaiserkeller
Forum Posts: 53
Member Since:
2 October 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Isn't it:

 

Too many people

Going underground,

Too many reaching

For a piece of cake' ?

14 November 2012
12.49am
Avatar
Funny Paper
America
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 2093
Member Since:
1 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

frankdialogue said
Isn't it:

 

Too many people

Going underground,

Too many reaching

For a piece of cake' ?

Before that part, where he goes like this:

 

http://www.tubechop.com/watch/669371

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
14 November 2012
5.23pm
Avatar
frankdialogue
http://www.weebly.com/kultureamerika
The Kaiserkeller
Forum Posts: 53
Member Since:
2 October 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Funny Paper said
Before that part, where he goes like this:

 

http://www.tubechop.com/watch/669371

 

You got me...Sounds like:

 

'Dis a deh eh, eh eh, eh ehh...'

13 May 2016
11.44am
Avatar
ewe2
Inside the beat
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 1519
Member Since:
8 January 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I like this song. If John can be vitriolic, so can Paul, and it definitely produced a great vocal performance. Rock dat sneer!

The following people thank ewe2 for this post:

Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^<
I'm like Necko only I'm a bassist ukulele synthesizer penguin and also everyone. Or is everyone me? Now I'm a confused bassist ukulele synthesizer penguin everyone. With gold earrings and a hoodie.
13 May 2016
11.53am
Avatar
Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^<
the Netherlands
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 1013
Member Since:
27 March 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

robert said
Does anyone know what Paul is singing in those opening lines to Too Many People? It's a falsetto before that actual lyrics begin. Sort of sounds like "Feels so sad" but I don't think that what he's saying, so I turn to you. Anyone?  

Piss off yeah. 

Paul claims it's 'piss off cake', but it's definitely a 'yeah'. To my ears, anyway.

 

Great song, I really love belting along with it.

Formerly Known As JPM-Fangirl

Cha-Cha Boom!

'Out There' - 07-06-2015 - Ziggo Dome Amsterdam -- 'One On One' - 12-06-2016 - Pinkpop Festival Landgraaf

13 May 2016
12.50pm
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Moderator



Forum Posts: 18464
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Some claim its "piece of cake" but sounds like "piss off" to me and it more suits the song.

The following people thank meanmistermustard for this post:

Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^<, Bongo, ewe2
Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
13 May 2016
2.50pm
Avatar
Bongo
Somewhere In Time
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 1280
Member Since:
28 March 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^< said

Great song, I really love belting along with it.  

Me too paul-mccartney

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/rickdelsie/The%20Beatles/parlunread_zps28270d9d.gif BEATLES Music gives me Eargasms!  apple01

13 May 2016
8.29pm
Avatar
Pineapple Records
Paris Olympia
Forum Posts: 336
Member Since:
14 May 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I was so happy when I figured out that guitar riff using the guitar bass notes.

A ginger sling with a pineapple heart,

a coffee dessert, yes you know it's good news...

13 May 2016
9.58pm
Avatar
ewe2
Inside the beat
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 1519
Member Since:
8 January 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

It blows me away that this was a B-side. To Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey no less. "How will we end it?" "Just rock out." "Ok!"

I'm like Necko only I'm a bassist ukulele synthesizer penguin and also everyone. Or is everyone me? Now I'm a confused bassist ukulele synthesizer penguin everyone. With gold earrings and a hoodie.
Forum Timezone: America/Chicago

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: Ahhh Girl, Starr Shine?, Jolly Jimmy, The Hippie Chick, Reklo87, Eleanor Macca
59 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Starr Shine?: 11663

Silly Girl: 7736

parlance: 7095

mr. Sun king coming together: 6980

Mr. Kite: 6133

trcanberra: 5776

Ron Nasty: 5356

Necko: 4885

mithveaen: 4630

AppleScruffJunior: 4008

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 3503

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 42

Topics: 3940

Posts: 219054

Newest Members:

maxinemclennon, Rex2016, dking987, jrehor, TheFifties

Moderators: Ahhh Girl: 11832, meanmistermustard: 18462, Zig: 8379, Joe: 4476

Administrators: Joe: 4476, Ellie: 3

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today: None
Upcoming: wallflower1996