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I’m wondering if the ascending/descending scale tones at the end of “I Am The Walrus ” were George Martin’s idea or John’s. I’ve read analyses about the music theory but nothing about whose idea it was.  Sounds like something George Martin would think of given his formal training.  

John’s. Strawberry Fields Forever has a similar descending chord progression. Paul, as a bass player, employed the walk down the most of any Beatle, but John would implement a walkdown when it made sense in his song. George Martin made major contributions to both SSF and I Am The Walrus , but John had his own chords and melody for both songs 

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I Am The Walrus was one of the songs that really intrigued me back in the day, and started my lifelong love for this band. Beatle John especially knew how to create vivid worlds and atmospheres. I Am The Walrus and Strawberry Fields Forever are my top two John songs no matter what. I think they capture him so well, and they’re the first songs I think of when I think of him.

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6 January 2019
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I totally agree about John and his worlds and atmospheres. I’ve got to add Lucy In The Sky, Bungalow Bill, and Cry Baby Cry to the list of his best “scenic psychedelic ballads” or however you would categorize those songs. 

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He did them so well, that by the time of Plastic Ono Band, parts of the fanbase wanted it back badly. #9 Dream was sometime later. But for my money, that’s another amazing atmosphere and up there with the others in its own way.

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7 January 2019
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Timothy said
I Am The Walrus was one of the songs that really intrigued me back in the day, and started my lifelong love for this band. Beatle John especially knew how to create vivid worlds and atmospheres. I Am The Walrus and Strawberry Fields Forever are my top two John songs no matter what. I think they capture him so well, and they’re the first songs I think of when I think of him.  

Same for me, with Dear Prudence as well. 

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I think Julia has that atmosphere, too. 

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I think Julia has that atmosphere, too.   

Absolutely. That one is straight from the heart. Very contemplative, peaceful and with a quiet hurt.

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I can’t decide if this makes me happy or upset.

Love one another.

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I can’t decide if this makes me happy or upset.

  

But it is odd that John also did “Good Morning, Good Morning” based on a corn flakes commercial……  Hmmmmmmmm

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Ruitar said

I’m wondering if the ascending/descending scale tones at the end of “I Am The Walrus ” were George Martin’s idea or John’s. I’ve read analyses about the music theory but nothing about whose idea it was.  Sounds like something George Martin would think of given his formal training.  

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The ascending/descending scale tones is basically chopsticks.  John may have thought of that.

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Does anyone know (or can make a guess) as to what the ‘Everybody’s Got One’ line is referring to? Is it the jumper? (Oompah,oompah, stick it up your jumper). I was listening to the song earlier, and thought I’d try to find out.

 

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I assumed it was as random as the rest of the lyrics, but I don’t really know.

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I’m obsessed with Take 16 from Anthology 2 right now. Love how it sounds stripped back like this. Particularly the way the yellow matter custard sections begins after a slight pause. So so good.

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Magill said
Who else was like a-hard-days-night-john-7 when they first heard “crabalocker fishwife”

  

I’m still like that at times with the lyrics. 

 

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Does anyone know (or can make a guess) as to what the ‘Everybody’s Got One’ line is referring to? Is it the jumper? (Oompah,oompah, stick it up your jumper). I was listening to the song earlier, and thought I’d try to find out.

 

 

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meanmistermustard said

Father McKenzie said

Does anyone know (or can make a guess) as to what the ‘Everybody’s Got One’ line is referring to? Is it the jumper? (Oompah,oompah, stick it up your jumper). I was listening to the song earlier, and thought I’d try to find out.
 

One of John’s best songs, without doubt

Best not to start to work out references as you will enter down into the tunnels Mr Fox created when keeping away from Boggis, Bunce and Bean. 

Isn’t “everybody’s got one” essentially John including another sexual titbit in the lyrics?

Anyway, as suggested, it may be wise not to enter into these tunnels at all.

And in the end

The love you take is equal to the love you make

 

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“Everybody’s got one” is one of those lines that applies to virtually everything. Need to start using it as an expression more. 

Kinks, Drugs, Music, Hobbies, social communities, everybody’s got one

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Timothy said
I’m obsessed with Take 16 from Anthology 2 right now. Love how it sounds stripped back like this. Particularly the way the yellow matter custard sections begins after a slight pause. So so good.

  

just listening to this version now, this is great

I should finally dive into the Anthologies

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