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Golden Slumbers
26 May 2012
9.08am
GeorgeTSimpson
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One of my favourite beatles song, i think it's the best ballad they have ever made.
And that's why I think this: The verse: Very good lyrics I think they sound a bit philosophical. The melody is very good too, it sounds a bit like The Long And Winding Road, but i'd say a bit better. The bass line by george is far superior to the bass line by john in The Long And Winding Road. The teamwork between bass, piano and strings is amazing, the strings sound better than in any other beatles ballad (and a million better than the spector strings).
Chorus: Now the song sounds a bit like a pop/rock song, but still with an amazing play by the strings. Bass and the new drums are also very good and the piano is still very suitable.
All in all I think Golden Slumbers is a very awesome song, what do you mean to it?

Once there was a way to get back homewards. Once there was a way to get back home; sleep pretty darling do not cry. And I will sing a lullaby
26 May 2012
10.24am
Ben Ramon
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The lyrics weren't written by the Beatles. It's a traditional lullaby. Paul was sitting at his father's piano and saw the sheet music for it sitting there and liked the lyrics, but he couldn't read the music so he made up his own melody.

Still, it is a beautiful song.

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26 May 2012
1.17pm
GeorgeTSimpson
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I thought just the lyrics of the chorus were from the old song and he wrote the verse himself but I'm not sure (anyway the end of the verse and of the chorus is the same)

Once there was a way to get back homewards. Once there was a way to get back home; sleep pretty darling do not cry. And I will sing a lullaby
26 May 2012
6.49pm
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Its a good song but evidence that the individual parts of Abbey Road are less that the whole.

 

I believe this to be the original source of inspiration for Paul, written by Thomas Dekker (apologies if not, was taken from a quick google search online):

Golden Slumbers kiss your eyes,

Smiles awake you when you rise;

Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,

And I will sing a lullaby,

Rock them, rock them, lullaby.

Care is heavy, therefore sleep you,

You are care, and care must keep you;

Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,

And I will sing a lullaby,

Rock them, rock them, lullaby.      

This is the track that George didnt remember playing bass on.

Here's Take 17 for anyone who hasnt heard it.

He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief and whatever thoughts we have... to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is. (John Lennon - 27/8/67)
4 June 2012
8.03pm
Joe
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That's correct. Here's my article about the song: http://www.beatlesbible.com/so.....-slumbers/

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