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31 March 2018
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Father McKenzie
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God I love this song. So good, bloody brilliant in fact. First time I heard it,I was like, "Wow,what is this"?  I then replayed it over and over again. The imagery,of the duchess,the seance etc,you can really picture it,and then you have Paul's bit on the end,then Rev 9. It's so haunting and dark. Perfect in my opinion

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31 March 2018
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Father McKenzie said
God I love this song. So good, bloody brilliant in fact. First time I heard it,I was like, "Wow,what is this"?  I then replayed it over and over again. The imagery,of the duchess,the seance etc,you can really picture it,and then you have Paul's bit on the end,then Rev 9. It's so haunting and dark. Perfect in my opinion  

It has this tight, focused feel and also a sense of darkness as you say, but it also has a sense of playfulness. I think “she’s old enough to know better so Cry Baby Cry ” is pure John. The caustic, cynical side of his personality. Much like him saying “you’re gonna lose that girl”, that it’s “only love” and “it can’t get no worse”, for example. Love that stuff.

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1 April 2018
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Father McKenzie said
God I love this song. So good, bloody brilliant in fact. First time I heard it,I was like, "Wow,what is this"?  I then replayed it over and over again. The imagery,of the duchess,the seance etc,you can really picture it,and then you have Paul's bit on the end,then Rev 9. It's so haunting and dark. Perfect in my opinion  

It has this tight, focused feel and also a sense of darkness as you say, but it also has a sense of playfulness. I think “she’s old enough to know better so Cry Baby Cry ” is pure John. The caustic, cynical side of his personality. Much like him saying “you’re gonna lose that girl”, that it’s “only love” and “it can’t get no worse”, for example. Love that stuff.  

Me too. I love Lennon's word play, especially in songs like this,and particularly I Am The Walrus . Playfulness is a perfect word to describe it @Timothy paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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1 April 2018
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Father McKenzie said
God I love this song. So good, bloody brilliant in fact. First time I heard it,I was like, "Wow,what is this"?  I then replayed it over and over again. The imagery,of the duchess,the seance etc,you can really picture it,and then you have Paul's bit on the end,then Rev 9. It's so haunting and dark. Perfect in my opinion  

When I hear the descending piano notes during the seance verse, I picture the children descending a staircase making voices and then the glissando that follows has them tumbling down into one another and ending up in a laughing heap at the bottom.  Another lark.

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Another excellent Lennon song, showing that the White Album was as much a tour de force for Lennon as it was for McCartney, the even distribution between them solidly & richly apparent. 

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1 April 2018
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When I was a teenager, I used to skip school and go to a friend's house who had a drum set, and we'd take turns playing the drums to different songs (Santana, Steppenwolf, Stones, Beatles, etc.).  My friend liked to drum to "Cry Baby Cry " and for some reason I liked to play cowbell along with it, but only hitting it during those repeating parts where the drums & music get loud -- I'd hit the cowbell as loud as possible with no muting so it resonated metallic and hollow, straight beats on the half notes (counting the beats as 4/4 where the four quarter notes per measure are counted this way:

"Cry, ba-by cry-eye"

1   2     3    4    1

The first beat right on the first "Cry", the second first beat of the next four right on the "eye" of the extended second "cry". 

During those other parts, leading out from the "soft" lyrics into the hard crashing drums and guitar, I would ploddingly strike my cowbell only on the 1 and the 3.  I don't know why I felt moved to do that; it just felt right. What was amusing was that my friend wasn't on the same wavelength at all, and after a while he asked me to stop.

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1 April 2018
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Similar to Cleanup Time, where he’s playing with that ‘Sing A Song of Sixpence’. poem structure. The progression is so brilliant, how it continues to open up and create new paths for his melody. 

I too am a huge fan of the rather spastic piano, John’s attempt at the Queen playing for the children.  Perfect segue back into the chorus. 

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1 April 2018
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sir walter raleigh said
Similar to Cleanup Time, where he’s playing with that ‘Sing A Song of Sixpence’. poem structure. The progression is so brilliant, how it continues to open up and create new paths for his melody. 

I too am a huge fan of the rather spastic piano, John’s attempt at the Queen playing for the children.  Perfect segue back into the chorus.   

Yeah, the comparison to Cleanup Time makes me happy. Years after Cry Baby Cry John was still the same guy. 

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I’ve been on a Horror movie kick, particularly The Conjuring series, where Ed and Lorraine Warren are paranormal investigators. Here is one of their real life cases. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wik.....oltergeist

 

Although Playfair maintained the haunting was genuine and wrote in his later book This House Is Haunted: The True Story of a Poltergeist(1980) that an "entity" was to blame for the Enfield disturbances, he often doubted the children's veracity and wondered if they were playing tricks and exaggerating. Still, Grosse and Playfair believed that even though some of the alleged poltergeist activity was faked by the girls, other incidents were genuine

The poltergeist took place in 77, but I was immediately reminded of Cry Baby Cry

At twelve o'clock a meeting round the table
For a seance in the dark
With voices out of nowhere
Put on specially by the children for a lark.

 

John is not only a prophet, but he’s prophesied FAKE satanic rituals? GTFOH!!!!

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