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Decca Sessions Correct Running Order Logistical Question
24 July 2017
Craig A Fenton
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Good Morning all:
There is a Beatles question that I thought would be simple but am not getting the information and this includes two Mark Lewisohn books.
When the Beatles- Deccagone Sessions are talked about there are those that state the exact order they performed/recorded are as follows 1-15:
The order of the songs at the session was:
  1. Like Dreamers Do” (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
  2. Money (That’s What I Want)” (Gordy/Bradford) (unreleased version)
  3. Till There Was You” (Meredith Willson) (unreleased version)
  4. The Sheik of Araby” (Smith/Wheeler/Snyder)
  5. To Know Her Is to Love Her” (Phil Spector) (unreleased version)
  6. Take Good Care of My Baby” (King/Goffin) (unreleased)
  7. Memphis, Tennessee” (Chuck Berry) (unreleased version)
  8. Sure to Fall (In Love with You)” (Cantrell/Claunch/Perkins) (unreleased version)
  9. Hello Little Girl” (Lennon/McCartney)
  10. Three Cool Cats” (Leiber/Stoller)
  11. Crying, Waiting, Hoping” (Buddy Holly) (unreleased version)
  12. Love of the Loved” (Lennon/McCartney) (unreleased)
  13. September in the Rain” (Warren/Dubin) (unreleased)
  14. Bésame Mucho” (Consuelo Velázquez) (unreleased version)
  15. Searchin’” (Leiber/Stoller)
However when you listen to or read about any unauthorized recording the tunes are never constructed that way.  Best example is “Sheik of Araby” is found as track 14 on any boot.
Which is correct?  The list on top or what the bootlegs give us?  If the list I included is proper why on earth would any bootleg or article not have the proper running order?  The same fifteen songs are being offered.  Since every boot uses the different track order it makes the mystery that much deeper.
Thank you for your time and if by chance you are not sure any help from your contacts is appreciated.
Have the greatest of days, 
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