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21 September 2015
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Some time before I joined this forum, I was trying to compile a list of Beatles songs that have gone by more than one title.  This could be something major or a minor misspelling here or there. In most cases one is obviously more official than the other.  But some are open to debate.  Here is what I got so far in no particular order:

1)   Kansas City vs. Kansas City /Hey Hey Hey

2)   This Boy vs. Ringo's Theme

3)   You're Going To Lose That Girl vs. You're Gonna Lose That Girl

4)   With A Little Help From My Friends vs. A Little Help From My Friends

5)   Love You To vs. Love You Too

6)   I Dig A Pony vs. Dig A Pony

For #s 4 & 6, knowing which one is official would make a difference regarding where it belongs alphabetically.

On the solo side, I could only think of one:

1)  Have You See By Baby vs. Hold On from Ringo

Do you have any comments on the above?  Are there any others you would like to add or subtract?  We could also include instances where somebody covered a Beatle tune and changed title slightly.  I'll bet there are lots of examples where a female singer might have changed a pronoun.

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21 September 2015
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Interesting premise and nice list to begin with. Did any of those come off "official" record covers?

I don't have any to add except that sites with song lyrics often get titles wrong; I assume because they can't be bothered to check.

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21 September 2015
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I'm probably preaching to the choir on many of these, but here goes:

1)  Was just plain Kansas City on Beatles VI and other early American releases.  When they realized the Beatles were covering the Little Richard medley more so than Wilbert Harrison, they later changed it.

2)  Ringo's Theme is the George Martin instrumental version of song from American A Hard Day's Night LP

3)  Back of American Help soundtrack spells it as "Gonna".  I believe it is "Going To" elsewhere

4)  Sgt. Pepper record and CD have the "with".  But it is not there in the spot where they have the lyrics.

5)  I seem to recall some "too" spellings in magazine articles and such, but I can't be specific.  Perhaps somebody else out there does.

6)  Original LP said "I Dig A Pony " but the "I" has since been dropped.  Don't know the history behind that.

The second track on the Ringo album says "Have You Seen My Baby" on record jacket and lyric booklet.  But it says "Hold On " on the vinyl record.  I am guessing this was later corrected on CD.

Any corrections or other comments are welcome.

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21 September 2015
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Thanks, and well spotted! Missed that on my Ringo album.

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23 September 2015
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@Jolly Jimmy, this one may need to be fact checked. I seem to recall when the Hey Jude compilation album was released, Apple wanted to differentiate the Revolution single from the Revolution 1  cut on the White Album . So the initial pressing listed the song as Revolutions. I'm not sure what happened from there as my vinyl copy lists the song properly as Revolution . I searched around a bit and did find an image of the record label that lists the song as Revolutions. However I can't find any written documentation that explains it.

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23 September 2015
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Good example, but I could not find any info either.  That's one I did not know.

For the heck of it, I looked up "And I Love Him" on You Tube since I thought that song would be a good example of changing pronoun to fit a female singer.  Esther Phillips, Julie London and Diana Krall are at least three examples of ladies who covered song that way.

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Kind of along those lines, I'm married to a lady who is originally from Central America. Curiously, the only Beatle song title she knew in English was Let It Be (it was included in the Catholic hymnals). However over the years she will hear Beatle songs and realize she knows them by another name and artist. The titles I remember are Algo, Ayer, & El Mirlo.

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I think I found your "Revolutions" LP on the internet, possibly the same thing you saw.  They also show Track 3 as "Paper Back Writer".

I noticed the record was from Finland.  Maybe somebody didn't speak English well and did not translate correctly.

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Do translated titles count? Because I've got quite a lot. Most of them stick pretty well to the original (though some sound old fashioned and/or funny) but there're some gems that are just too good. Like the classic "Si me caigo", because you're not falling in love, you're just falling, or the simple "Frutillas", as no one goes to strawberry fields. But If that isn't your cup of tea, you've got a lot of suspense with "El dinero… no puede comprarme amor", since buying love is very frightening. Or "Hasta que existas tu", because she's not even born yet.

Explanations:

Si me caigo: "Me caigo" is "I fall" like when you fall to the floor, and even If it was just "Si caigo" which would be slightly more accurate, "fall in love" translated to Spanish has nothing to do with falling a-hard-days-night-paul-11.

Frutillas: there's not much mystery, it's just "Strawberries".

El dinero… no puede comprarme amor: I just find those suspensions points funny. Translating it, it'd be "Money... Can't Buy Me Love ".

Hasta que existas tu: it's supposed to be "Till There Was You ", but someone wasn't in a good day and ended up with the lovely "Till You Exist" a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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Haven't checked this thread I started lately.  And it hadn't occurred to me to include mistranslated foreign word titles.  But I'm sure we can include that in this category. If you have more, let 'er rip!

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23 November 2015
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After reading some other posts, I realized I forgot Anna (Go With Him) vs. just plain Anna as seen on Vee-Jay pressings.

Technical yes but it fits the category.

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23 November 2015
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This probably doesn't count, but the American United Artists release of the A Hard Day's Night album lists I'll Cry Instead as "I Cry Instead."

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23 November 2015
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@Jolly Jimmy Further information, Dig A Pony  was the title on the UK release, I Dig A Pony  on early US copies. So that one's another example of the US getting it wrong.

Also, I don't really think Ringo's Theme count as that title is specific to GM's instrumental arrangement. If it does count, then surely Yellow Submarine in Pepperland , Martin's instrumental arrangement of Yellow Submarine  should also be on the list.

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Ooh, I've got one!

Being For The Benefit Of Me Kite!

It sounds like a Northern expression. "Ey up Gladys love, can ya help? I've got some problems with me kite. Be a dear and hold this for me."

It's a typo that appears on both the recent mono and stereo vinyl reissues. Here's a picture: 

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It's fine on the mono CD, and the stereo CD doesn't have the lyrics on the back cover. So I think this is a vinyl-only thing.

The typo isn't there on my 1967 mono, which suggests that they remade the cover(s) from scratch fairly recently. I don't know why, but I'd assumed they would have scanned and touched up the old artwork rather than painstakingly recreating it. I wonder if they did that for all the albums.

I've also got a sneaking suspicion that I've seen "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" somewhere, though I don't know if it was on a record label. Probably in a book somewhere.

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Also, this just happened. Songs with more than one tit? "She's the kind of girl who puts you down when friends are there..."

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