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17 August 2011
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He’s singing “Make love to you too”, which doesn’t suggest a link with “Love You To ” to me.

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17 August 2011
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No he doesn't.

17 August 2011
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The beginning always sounds like hesitation to me what with all the stop start bits, kind of like working up the guts to go for it. Thankfully someone does and its off with no one having a dickiebird hope of stopping it.  It was kind of new to the western world at the time, Indian Music in popular music.

Have heard that Paul really doesnt like this song.

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7 April 2013
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Glad to find this topic already exists because I’ve wondered it myself from time to time over the years, including as recently as two minutes ago! (Don’t know myself how come I didn’t reply to the thread originally in August of ’11; presumably I was on vacation that week.) For much of the time, I just assumed it was a cryptic George-type title – “Love You To …something” – it took me a long time to make the “(I’ll make) love to you” leap and suspect that the arrangement of the words was messed up somehow.

Sure wish that George had had the chance to clarify it…then again, any song that begins with the title “Laxton’s Superb” pretty much indicates that he really didn’t give a toss WHAT the title was.

I do know that some guy made a Youtube video, four or five minutes long, that consists of nothing but ALL the Beatles song titles being sung, chronologically from “Love Me Do ” thru “The End ” and edited all together. And yeah, he used the “I’ll make love to you” to represent that song. (For “Flying “, he had to settle for “La la la la laaaa”; don’t remember what he did for “Tomorrow Never Knows ” or “The Inner Light “.)

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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Hm… that brings up a good (yet irrelevant) question: What Beatles songs don’t use the titles in the lyrics?

Anyway, I agree with Von; it’s “a cryptic George-type title”.  I mean, I guess it’s possible that the words were switched around. But I still think it seems George-ish. I suppose that, even if the words were switched around, he liked it that way. Or something like that.

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7 April 2013
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Think of it as a typical answer to a question:  “Would you like me to do it?”

“[I’d] Love You To .”

 

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7 April 2013
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Always thought it was supposed to be ”Love to you” like most people thought. At the beginning I used to misread it as ”love to you” too.

It’s not that bad though. It’s working-title was ”Granny Smith”. Imagine if it had stayed that way. Hmm Laxton’s Superb..Granny Smith..George sure liked apples!apple01ahdn_george_06

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Linde said Always thought it was supposed to be ”Love to you” like most people thought. At the beginning I used to misread it as ”love to you” too. It’s not that bad though. It’s working-title was ”Granny Smith”. Imagine if it had stayed that way. Hmm Laxton’s Superb..Granny Smith..George sure liked apples!                       

Yet it was an Apple that caused him a lot of headaches.

It’s never bothered me the title or made me think why. A rose called by any other name…

Egroeg Evoli said Hm… that brings up a good (yet irrelevant) question: What Beatles songs don’t use the titles in the lyrics?

There are quite a handful of Beatles songs that dont have the titles in the lyrics, a few being The Ballad Of John And Yoko , Revolution 9 , Wild Honey Pie (we don’t get Wild) & A Day In The Life .

 

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8 April 2013
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If those what you said count, “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey ‘ counts as well.

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Tomorrow Never Knows is the first one that comes to my mind when you ask that question.

9 April 2013
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Gerell said

If those what you said count, “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey ‘ counts as well.

Why would that count? Does John sing “except FOR” every time?

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Not exactly the title =P

11 April 2013
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Ehh yes it does? Or am I getting really deaf? xD

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He sings “except for” but this did not appear on the title.

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Why is “Love You To ” so-named when it should obviously be called “Love To You”?

I wonder if it’s another case of a mistake being left in either as a joke or just because they liked it that way – like the gender switch in Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da.

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Why is “Love You To ” so-named when it should obviously be called “Love To You”?

I wonder if it’s another case of a mistake being left in either as a joke or just because they liked it that way – like the gender switch in Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da.

  

A thread by this name already exists; maybe these two can be combined?

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Sorry, there are a lot of topics here. But I’m glad to see I’m no the only one who wondered this.  

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Whereabouts? The one when you hear George sing “Love me while you can, or I’ll get a plan”? I think it’s an electric guitar faded in with a volume pedal.

  

Isn’t it “Love me while you can/Before I’m a dead old man”?

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21 February 2022
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Mr. Moonlight said
Sorry, there are a lot of topics here. But I’m glad to see I’m no the only one who wondered this.  

Joe said

Whereabouts? The one when you hear George sing “Love me while you can, or I’ll get a plan”? I think it’s an electric guitar faded in with a volume pedal.

  

Isn’t it “Love me while you can/Before I’m a dead old man”?

  

I hear Before I’m a dead old man, and the lyrics sites on the internet agree with us.

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I’ve always went with “Before I’m a little old man”. Maybe wrong but what I go with and it would be a neat Beatle in-joke.

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