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A day in the life - Paul or John?
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5 June 2015
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There's really no point in arguing this... Sgt. Pepper was the height of the Beatles' collaboration and teamwork, John/Paul grudges had not been formed yet, and it looked like The Beatles would last forever and their love would ultimately save the world as well as deliver countless songs for everyone to enjoy. The bubble burst the next year, and The Beatles became mostly a one-man-for-himself band, unfortunately, and the grudges took over. Now there is a civil war between John and Paul and suddenly every contribution from one onto the other's song (especially vocal) becomes a territorial battle.

I have always thought it was John because it just made sense that he sings a "lullaby" to Paul. If Paul sang it, I really wouldn't be surprised because he had the vocal range to comfortably hit the notes with all of the sustain (not that John couldn't either). Also, he could easily have altered his voice to sound more like John's (how many different voices did Paul have?). It's very possible that both did, but I haven't listened closely enough to tell if there is more than one voice. 

My point is that it does not matter who sang it (as long as it was a Beatle). Sgt. Pepper was the last true Beatle album, and we really do it a disservice by starting fights that don't belong in the context.

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5 June 2015
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It's John.  It's obviously John.  It sounds like John and noone else.  I didn't realize that anybody would even debate this before this forum.

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5 June 2015
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I dont mind the discussion going ahead (well i do, i have deep-rooted traumas attached to this thread) but can we please please keep it polite, friendly and peaceful when expressing opinion. Outside of Yoko this is one topic that for some reason causes raging arguments.

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5 June 2015
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ahdn_paul_06 I think there was another thread about Paul vs George on bass I think that became heated.

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5 June 2015
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Annadog40 said
ahdn_paul_06 I think there was another thread about Paul vs George on bass I think that became heated.

Yip. I think thats the thread which ended with argument over charts and what you take from them - i think 'Michelle' (the song) was part of it. There have been a few.

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5 June 2015
12.26pm
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Necko said
It's John.  It's obviously John.  It sounds like John and noone else.  I didn't realize that anybody would even debate this before this forum.

I still take issue with the word "obvious" here! I myself was one who listened to the isolated vocal track with skepticism, positive that it would only confirm my belief that it was John. It did not. The more I listened, the more it sounded like Paul; until it began to sound like the two of them alternating "ahh"s. Now I'm resigned to the fact of my ignorance. Anybody else can believe what they wish.

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5 June 2015
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It was Bongo!

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I get Sheepdog's point; but I still think these kinds of musicology questions are interesting.  It's not the fault of the musicology conundrums that some people get their knickers twisted in knots over it...

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One problem with the Pauline theory is that nowhere else in his entire oeuvre has Paul sounded so much like John as those ahhhs do -- unless someone can supply a song that would demonstrate such.

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