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Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
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6 November 2012
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Long John Silver
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So you suspect melody of If I Fell was Pauls, bell in this song is Pauls idea, you think Paul "scream" (if I remember correctly) is better than John. We get it, you prefer Paul but there is no need to open a new topic about it. You think John wasn't capable of thinking of something like this? A man who wrote Rain, Tomorrow Never Knows, I Am The Walrus, Strawberry Fields Forever etc... those are actually one of the most inventive songs in Beatles catalogue.

 

I was never that much into "who did what" in each song, and I don't say that this was or wasn't Paul's idea, just not sure what's with suspicion that John wouldn't think of something like this.

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6 November 2012
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I don't know who added the bell. There was also another percussion instrument, a chocalho, in some of the verses when the bell wasn't ringing. I've no idea why you'd presume it was McCartney - they all had access to the Abbey Road trap room containing effects and instruments, and raided it every now and then when a song needed something new (Yellow Submarine was one).

http://www.beatlesbible.com/19.....-monkey-2/

This is a handbell: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handbell - AFAIK they didn't use a drumstick, and it would have had a clapper inside.

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6 November 2012
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Long John Silver said
So you suspect melody of
If I Fell was Pauls, bell in this song is Pauls idea, you think Paul "scream" (if I remember correctly) is better than John. We get it, you prefer Paul but there is no need to open a new topic about it. You think John wasn't capable of thinking of something like this? A man who wrote Rain, Tomorrow Never Knows, I Am The Walrus, Strawberry Fields Forever etc... those are actually one of the most inventive songs in Beatles catalogue.

 

I was never that much into "who did what" in each song, and I don't say that this was or wasn't Paul's idea, just not sure what's with suspicion that John wouldn't think of something like this.

Well, if you take the totality of my OT post, the remark about Paul was parenthetical (and hypothetical).  My main point was how cool the use of the handbell is, regardless of who thought of it.

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6 November 2012
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Joe said
I don't know who added the bell. There was also another percussion instrument, a chocalho, in some of the verses when the bell wasn't ringing. I've no idea why you'd presume it was McCartney - they all had access to the
Abbey Road trap room containing effects and instruments, and raided it every now and then when a song needed something new (Yellow Submarine was one).

http://www.beatlesbible.com/19.....-monkey-2/

This is a handbell: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handbell - AFAIK they didn't use a drumstick, and it would have had a clapper inside.

Thanks Joe; from the wiki link I can see a person could manage to play that handbell as rapidly as it sounds on the song by simply wielding the handle and deftly oscillating it side to side.

 

I don't know about a chocalho, but the other instrument I hear sounds like maracas.

 

As for my comment about Paul, it's not a matter of availability, but the thought occurring to someone.  You could have a room full of musicians, in a room full of exotic percussion instruments, but it wouldn't necessarily occur to all of them to use the same instruments.  There's some je ne sais quoi about Paul where I could imagine him, more than the other three, saying after they'd recorded the song a few times -- "Hey, let's try using the handbell!" 

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