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Love You To
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6 September 2010
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MrBig
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What's that weird "dark" sound that fades in?

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6 September 2010
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Sorry about starting a separate thread to answer your question, Mr. Big, but this website just selectively prevents me from responding to about half the message threads...it won't recognize my login.

Anyway, that weird sound you hear is the tambura, an Indian string instrument.

Here's a youtube video on playing it.

10 September 2010
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Ermm. To be honest I'm not too sure. Sounds good though doesn't it a-hard-days-night-george-8

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11 September 2010
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At the beginning of the song you mean?

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11 September 2010
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mithveaen said:

At the beginning of the song you mean?


No, it's through out the song. It fades in every time it plays.
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12 September 2010
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Whereabouts? The one when you hear George sing "Love me while you can, or I'll get a plan"? I think it's an electric guitar faded in with a volume pedal.

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13 September 2010
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Yeah, that's right.

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11 August 2011
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I can't figure out if George's title is misspelled;  Did he mean "Love you as well [too]" or "[I'd] Love You To . . . .[insert verb to complete the infinitive]"  

Or, maybe I just need to get out more.  Either way, great song.

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11 August 2011
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That's always made me wonder as well. I used to misread it as "Love You Do" -- you know, a reference to "Love Me Do." But then I realized it was "Love You To." Grr. 

Whatever it is, everyone can agree that the intro is epic. :D 

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12 August 2011
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ive always read it as "love you too"

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12 August 2011
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MeanMrsMustard said:

That's always made me wonder as well. I used to misread it as "Love You Do" -- you know, a reference to "Love Me Do." But then I realized it was "Love You To." Grr. 

Whatever it is, everyone can agree that the intro is epic. :D 

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12 August 2011
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I've always thought it was a misspelling of Love To You, as in "I'll make love to you/If you want me to", which they decided to keep.

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12 August 2011
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I always pronounce it as "Love You Too". Whatever it's name is, it's propably my favourite indian-influenced song.

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12 August 2011
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I'm glad this was brought up becuase it's one of those little rock & roll mysteries that has not been fully explained. I always interpreted it as Flaming Pie's second offering;"[I'd] Love You To . . ."   

The only problem with that is, it doesn't really fit the lyrics. I will admit the title fits the lyrics better than the original title.

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12 August 2011
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For me, the story behind the title is like the song itself - it's of zero interest to me. The combination of stupid lyrics, a bad (by George's standards) vocal, and just general "meh" ness make this a tour de farce, not de force. Although the intro is truly epic.

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14 August 2011
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I love this song, I used to dislike it but I grew into it. And I would say the title is just art, Love You Too sounds too cheesy and doesn't really fit the dull temperment of the song. Love You To gives it that twist.

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15 August 2011
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This is one of my favorite songs. The first one where the Indian influence really kicked in. When George brought the Sitar into the recording studio, he started to become important and I think from this point on, John and Paul started looking in his direction. Going to India and meditating and writing such great songs that were on the 'White Album'

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15 August 2011
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This has always bugged me. Like Zig, I have taken the title as "I'd Love You To" of late, though I used to think someone had missed an "o" off and it was supposed to be "too". I think Joe's explanation is a good one.

I love the song itself. George isn't a great sitarist per se, but he gets a good sound out of it, and the result is a lovely blur. I think George's contributions with guitar and sitar are what makes Revolver so fantastic, and Love You To is a prime example.

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16 August 2011
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I've always pronounced it as Love You Too as well. But I like Joe's explanation. It makes sense. Again George has wording problems along with I Want To Tell You.

It's one of my favorite songs though. I dig the sitar. a-hard-days-night-george-4

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17 August 2011
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I've often wondered where this title came from but I think I got it one day ! a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

Listening again and again to Paul's terrific rendition of Larry Williams' "She Said Yeah" on Run Devil Run, a track they used to play in Hamburg in the early days, I was suddenly struck by the last line of the chorus... he he... Just play it again to yourselves, brothers !

I'm pretty sure there is no better explanation than this little disguised tribute to Mr. Williams.

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