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I was listening to this song last night and I've realised something. It sounds a bit rushed to me. I've never noticed before but it's when he sings the chorus and at the end as he finishes off with the guitar that I can hear it most. Has anyone else ever noticed this?

P.S. I didn't know if this was worthy of a new thread but I couldn't think where else to put it, and I've noticed that some other songs have topics.

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It's almost imperceptible, but yes, I hear it, although it seems to me that it's more rushed in the verses than the chorus.

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It's probably caused by the different time signatures.

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I've noticed that a lot to. But like Ilove George I hear the rushing in the verses

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I'm glad other people can hear it too. I felt like I was doing something wrong saying something bad about a Beatles song, and this one is just beautiful, as well. I think it would sound better if it were a bit slower, though.
Happy it's not just me anyway :)

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It's the first day of Spring; and what a better reminder than this song :)

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StrawberryWalrus said
It's the first day of Spring; and what a better reminder than this song :)

It started a month ago. Spring starts at the equinox which happened in march 20th.

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Annadog40 said

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It's the first day of Spring; and what a better reminder than this song :)

It started a month ago. Spring starts at the equinox which happened in march 20th.

That's the boring, sciency way. I like celebrating stuff traditional way, I guess.

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StrawberryWalrus said

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It's the first day of Spring; and what a better reminder than this song :)

It started a month ago. Spring starts at the equinox which happened in march 20th.

That's the boring, sciency way. I like celebrating stuff traditional way, I guess.

Where is April 21st the traditional first day of spring? I always heard that March is the first month of spring then April and May then summer starts in June.

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Back here, 1st day of spring is 21st March; 1st day of summer is 21st June.

I just realized this. It's April. Damn. I'm dumb :(

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StrawberryWalrus said

I just realized this. It's April. Damn. I'm dumb :(

It's alright everyone is dumb at various times.

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Annadog40 said

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I just realized this. It's April. Damn. I'm dumb :(

It's alright everyone is dumb at various times.

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It's a device they'd often use - usually around a solo (eg Boys) - in this case it heightens he tension of the middle instrumental section, the hurried handclaps resolving that tension before giving us the final verse.

I heard Ringo interviewed a while back on BBC's Steve Wright show - he was asked if he had one word of advice for a young drummer starting out. "Speed-up during the solo" was the reply.

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Silly Girl,

In case you didn't already think of it, the lyrics to "Sail Away Raymond" mentioned "a sunshine life for me" as a refrain.

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I just thought of something while re-tuning my guitar to play along with this song (which is really sharp, it's not really in the key of A at all). Could it be that they sped the tapes up? Because it sounds like it could be-- it's higher-pitched and really fast. Though it hasn't quite the 'chipmunk effect' that When I'm Sixty-Four or even Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da had. 

Just wondered... I'd never seen anything about it so perhaps it was played in B-flat. 

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I don't recall this being sped up, @Silly Girl.

Now, I suggest this as a non-musician, but I do recall reading somewhere that George used a capo on this, would that effect the pitch?

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He did indeed use a capo on this, as do I. But this device would not affect the overall pitch of the song. So perhaps it was capo'd on a higher fret than is widely supposed, or his guitar was just tuned really sharp. 

Or they sped up the tapes and told the engineers to keep it quiet... a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Just double-checked for you, @Silly Girl.

You are indeed right, Lewisohn notes in Recording Sessions that this was mixed with the tape running at 51 cycles per second.

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