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14 August 2015
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Joe
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The intro for Hold On by John Lennon is oddly edited. I suspect it was a rough edit that was left in on purpose. Lennon liked doing that sometimes.

It's 13 eighth-notes long; the first note lands on "one-and-two-AND" in the bar (you can hear him do the full guitar part later in the song, about a minute in, before the "Cookie!" bit).

That edit can be heard on most releases (ie it's the standard version of the song). However, from what I can tell, in 2003 Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs (MoFi or MFSL) put out a version containing Yoko-sanctioned remixes of the songs (I think the mixes were done for a Capitol release in 2000).

A lot of people seem to hate the remixes for changes in reverb, compression etc. Whatever. The MoFi version (not sure about the Capitol one) contained the full intro to Hold On :

I thought people here might not know about this. I heard about it a couple of months ago but forgot to share it until now.

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14 August 2015
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There's also a second 'Cookie!' at about 1.09 in the above clip. I'd honestly never heard it before today, but I just checked and it's in the original mix too! Well I never. I love the fact that a song I've known for 25 years can still contain surprises.

I realise I'm probably the last to know this. I, I found out.

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14 August 2015
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The second "cookie" isn't on the basic track tho which is interesting.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

17 August 2015
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Do you mean it's not on the 1970 release? Because it is - it's at 1.12, in the left channel (slightly quieter than on the MoFi version). Easy to miss though.

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17 August 2015
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No the basic track pre second vocal overdub (take 32) so it means John went to the bother of overdubbing the second "cookie" which is something i find interesting. 

Beatles.ru has an article on each of the takes. You yourself have an article on the track which mentions it.

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