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Beatles song trivia
20 January 2015
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Eleanor Rigby Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door / Father McKenzie, wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave

Good Day Sunshine Burns my feet as they touch the ground

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And the reverse
Molly lets the children lend a hand
Desmond stays at home and does her pretty face

The gender reversal in the last verse was one of the first cool things I noticed about the Beatles.  I was…under 10 anyway.

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The Counties mentioned in Sgt Peppers?

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Lancashire and, erm, Somerset? Does that count? Can’t think of any others right now.

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Lend Me Your Comb – “I gotta confess my hair is a mess”.

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Joe said
Lancashire and, erm, Somerset? Does that count? Can’t think of any others right now.

That’s two of them. (Yes! Somerset is a bit of a cheat but it’s still there)

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chrisredditch said
The Counties mentioned in Sgt Peppers?

OK The Answer – We had 2 out of 3 from Joe already ahdn_ringo_09

Lancashire – A Day In The Life

Somerset – Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite

Isle of Wight – When I’m 64

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27 January 2015
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I will update the body parts list soon.

But, the discussion in the “most dated Beatles song” has me wondering about Beatles transportation:

Yellow lorry, slow nowhere to go
Yellow submarine
You can Drive My Car
Trolly to the jeweler’s store
Newspaper taxis appear on the shore
Imagine yourself in a boat on a river

What others are there?

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He blew his mind out in a car… Made the bus in seconds flat (‘A Day In The Life ‘)

Army bunk, army clothes, Army chow, army car, ow! (‘Too Much Monkey Business’)

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A good car line from You Never Give Me Your Money

Pick up the bags and get in the limousine
Soon we’ll be away from here
Step on the gas and wipe that tear away

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Sitting on a cornflake waiting for the van to come. I Am The Walrus

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“On the corner is a banker with a motorcar… He likes to keep his fire engine clean” – ‘Penny Lane

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Oh, flew in from Miami beach B.O.A.C., didn’t get to bed last night- Back In The U.S.S.R. Does this count?

28 January 2015
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I’ve been debating that question myself. We’ll keep it for reference.

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Drove from Paris to Amsterdam and an Early Plane back to London in The Ballad of J & Y

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Please let me know if it’s improper to have two or more threads at once in this topic.  Here is one (xposted to the “White Album as a John solo album” topic).

chrisredditch said

Annadog40 said
So should it be who wrote the song or who sings the song?

Personal choice I would say but generally (and Goodnight is an exception) he who wrote it normally took lead vocal.

I don’t know if anyone wants to do the research, but maybe we could all chime in on other exceptions that we happen to think of.  This probably is a better place than the “White…John solo album”.

One After 909 is one, John wrote it but Paul sings the solo verses (I’m pretty sure anyway, my internal Beatles song trivia storage is a bit corrupted).

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John and Paul sing lead on the verses of ‘One After 909 ‘, John takes lead on most of the middle eight/bridge (is that the right term?) with Paul providing harmony.

I think Paul wrote most of ‘Every Little Thing ‘ but John took lead. There are others but my brains not working.

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I know. I know. I need to compile the body parts list. I will get around to it.

However, I just now made this connection. Name two songs along with their lyrics that have words that are slipping away.

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Paul Simon is slip sliding away and Andrew Gold never wants to let her slip away. And they are good songs too. 

You never said Beatles a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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