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McCartney Song Fragments That Really Grab You
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OMG...re:  Here Today.  I had never heard the song before seeing Paul live in November/12.  I have never cried at a concert before in my life...but this song literally spoke to my heart & the tears were streaming down my face.  So beautiful, honest and touching.  I love it.  It will mean even more to me this time, if I get to hear it again heart

And the "it's a drag" thing...very few know how to deal with reporters period, never mind when they are grieving.  Grieving is difficult enough...doing it in front of the world makes it a million times more difficult. I agree with LHL, if you really know Paul, you can see the pain in his face during that interview.  It hurts me to watch it :(

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I get angry about how they treated him when it happened. A) Leave him alone, he's just lost somebody who was like a brother to him B) If you really have to get your story out, treat him with respect and care and C) In the case that he doesn't know what to say, or if he says something you don't feel appropriate (not that it should matter to you how he reacts), keep it to yourself. As if things weren't bad enough already, he's then got the media slaughtering him.

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In "Band On The Run", the guitar part (I believe it it's a twelve stringed guitar) directly before 'Well the rain exploded with a mighty crash...'

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TwoAfter908 said
In "Band On The Run", the guitar part (I believe it it's a twelve stringed guitar) directly before 'Well the rain exploded with a mighty crash...'

My sense was that it's simply an electric guitar, bass, and orchestral strings (or synthesizer mimicking strings) all doing a certain lick in unison -- basically an upward arpeggio in C.

 

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23 June 2013
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I think s/he means the chords after that break - C and Fmaj7.

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This is a McCartney solo song, but I'll add it anyway.

During the studio version of Mrs. Vanderbilt, there is a call and response between vocals and a drum fill

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And I always found the drum fill funny, sort of like they were 'sneaky drums.'

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I was thinking we had a thread for Paul's song fragments, and sure enough here it is. I moved your post over here to its happy home. I would be up all night if I were to put in all the fragments of his that grab me. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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'Thank You Darling' is too saccharine and self-indulgent but the prominent guitar line (first heard 18 seconds in) is gorgeous and pulls me in.

"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)

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Theres just something about Paul's ad-lib in the beginning of "I Lie Around" having fun, jumping into the water.. YA-Hayyyyyyy! a-hard-days-night-paul-11

Great song that is hardly heard since it's not on any of his albums, just the B-side to Live And Let Die.

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I adore 'I Lie Around' for the very reason you state @Bongo and its a fabulous b-side that deserved to be more.

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

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31 August 2014
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I've always liked the exchange between Linda and Paul on Uncle Albert

P:  I had another look and I had a cup of tea and butter pie
L:  Butter pie?
P:  The butter wouldn't melt so I put it in the pie, alright.

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@mrneil2, I've moved your above post here as its better suited with all of Paul's solo career, plus you may find the other posts of interest.

And i'm with you on that exchange, for years i wasnt sure what was being said as i couldnt believe they were saying "butter pie" (this was the days before the net and a quick google search). 

And welcome to the forum. There is an introduce yourself thread if you want to (you dont have to) and i hope you have a look around not only the forum but also the rest of the site, there is a ton of information out there. Oh and post away.apple01

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I was just listening to the instrumental version of Give Ireland Back To The Irish. I love how (correct me if I'm wrong) the flute comes in at around 58 seconds. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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The entirety of Warm And Beautiful makes me melt, but when he sings those low notes, it makes me melt that much more. beatlemaniacs_02_gif

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I love that song so much. I learned it on piano and sing it all day. 

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mrneil2 said
I've always liked the exchange between Linda and Paul on Uncle Albert

P:  I had another look and I had a cup of tea and butter pie
L:  Butter pie?
P:  The butter wouldn't melt so I put it in the pie, alright.  

All these years, I thought it was Paul doing both voices!

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The bassoon part in You Gave Me The Answer.

The bassoon is one of my favourite instruments in general and when I heard the song for the first time, I thought 'Wow, they've included a bassoon, how great, I wish this would happen more often in rock or pop songs' and as if Paul could read my thoughts, right after this thought had crossed my mind, he sang 'We should do this more often!' a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

But that's not the only thing I love about the song. The piano intro is also awesome as it gives me a warm chill everytime (I've learned today that it's tuned down to A= 427 Hz!!!) and the overall nostalgic feeling. And the way Paul sings 'this is fun' in the most loving and cutely surprised voice this universe has ever heard.

Honestly, what a tissue is for a crying eye or a blanket is for a cold body this song is for my soul. (Forgiveness please for the cheesiness, I seem to like the songa-hard-days-night-george-10)

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Martha said
The bassoon part in You Gave Me The Answer.

The bassoon is one of my favourite instruments in general and when I heard the song for the first time, I thought 'Wow, they've included a bassoon, how great, I wish this would happen more often in rock or pop songs' and as if Paul could read my thoughts, right after this thought had crossed my mind, he sang 'We should do this more often!' a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

But that's not the only thing I love about the song. The piano intro is also awesome as it gives me a warm chill everytime (I've learned today that it's tuned down to A= 427 Hz!!!) and the overall nostalgic feeling. And the way Paul sings 'this is fun' in the most loving and cutely surprised voice this universe has ever heard.

Honestly, what a tissue is for a crying eye or a blanket is for a cold body this song is for my soul. (Forgiveness please for the cheesiness, I seem to like the songa-hard-days-night-george-10)  

I like the bassoon too and it is sorely under-appreciated and under-used in pop music in general, in all of its various sub-categories (rock, jazz, folk, etc.).  I never noticed the bassoon in "You Gave Me The Answer" before (I've only listened to the song twice, now three times). It's very charming and adds perfectly to the song. There are also clarinets and I think I detect a trumpet with a mute.  I like the woodwinds in general -- my favorite is the clarinet, especially deeper registers, followed by the flute (bassoon is third).  Flutes have been used quite a lot, clarinets certainly more than bassoons, but still not enough for my taste.  McCartney also has clarinets nicely used in "The Last Picasso", and of course they were used (probably arranged by George Martin) in When I'm 64.  Ringo in his song "Step Lightly".  Can't think of any others off the top of my head...

 

On a non-Beatles note, James Taylor wrote a beatuiful line for a clarinet which, accompanied only by JT's acoustic guitar, introduces his song "Love Songs".  Thereafter in the song a woodwind weaves in and out of the melody, but it's an oboe, not a clarinet -- which is cool too.

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