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6 May 2014
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I've never taken While My Guitar Gentlt Weeps in that way though...

If I spoke prose you'd all find out, I don't know what I talk about.

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I've never taken While My Guitar Gentlt Weeps in that way though...

That is because your mind isn't in the gutter

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What about those moaning sounds at the end of the song? a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-george-9ahdn_ringo_09

Paul revisits these sounds in Kreen-Akrore. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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What about those moaning sounds at the end of the song? a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-george-9ahdn_ringo_09

Paul revisits these sounds in Kreen-Akrore. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Just listen to that... Look at this
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29 June 2014
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Do you think that Rita and the man who is singing the song (the narrator) knew one another, at least casually, before the night/events in the song happened? Or did Rita just go out with some guy she just saw for the first time?

Did they go to Rita's house or the narrator's house? Are they Rita's sisters or the narrator's sisters? It is probably Rita's house and sisters, but the song doesn't explicitly state that.

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29 June 2014
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I always thought it was attraction on first sight, possibly more on his side (tried to win her suggestions hesitation which would fit with the evening sister sitting), and they didn't know each other.

He (the lyricist) took her to her own house. If it had been the male singer's home it would have more than likely he wanted to get her on her own, not surrounded by two or three sisters - possibly her safety crutch for either protection from his desires or her own (not wanting to soil her reputation). Having ended up getting nowhere he asks for a sign (a wink in this case) to encourage his advances.

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29 June 2014
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I know Rita is a traffic meter maid, but sometimes I think of the word meter with its music definition when I am listening to the song.

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Mr. Kite naughtily intimated 

TheOneBeatleManiac gulped 

What about those moaning sounds at the end of the song? a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-george-9ahdn_ringo_09

Well... They just represent... The ongoing... Emotional struggle within Paul as... He... Hmm... When he... Yeah we know what it's about! Can't interpret that any other way.  

All these years that I've listened to it thinking of it as just silly psychedelic Beatles having fun with their creepy noises... thanks @Mr. Kite for ruining years and years of innocence. a-hard-days-night-paul-3 a-hard-days-night-paul-10 

This forum is eroding my childhood away! a-hard-days-night-george-10 

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@Silly Girl one of the more fascinating Rock Star mixes to listen to different pieces. Airfill city from Ringo and a beat with a really late snare (almost on the edge of being out of time, but really swinging), then a really classic airfill, and in the middle of the last chorus he settles the beat and shifts gears when Paul plays the intro rift again and then its a beautiful swinging beat to the end with a bunch of crashing fills. Very satisfying. Also I can not not hear the ZIP just after Paul sings "When it gets dark I tow your heart away". On the Rock Star mix its in full stereo across the vocal track, great to hear the weird noises throughout! The "never believe it" quote is on the guitar/piano track for some reason.

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I love how the piano is used in this song. Not only the cute little solo but also the funky minor chords during the section with the moans and pants, they add a dramatic feeling which comes very sudden, for me at least. But the best thing about this song is undoubtedly the bass! In the chorus it bounces forth and back between two notes, then in the verses, it joyfully plays up and down the scales which creates a light-hearted atmosphere. But the true genius is only revealed when it comes to the moaning section where the slides make it sound as if the bass was moaning too! Another example of Pauls stunning ability to represent the mood of a song in his bass playing.

And it's cool how Paul pronounces 'Lovely' at the beginning of the first verse, it sounds exactly the way I imagine an English gentleman to sound, and how he says 'little white boooook' instead of 'little white book'. What a great song with so many different atmospheres!

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11 June 2017
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Thinking about the piano, the way the piano is used in this song reminds me of Good Day Sunshine because there's Paul playing piano on both songs but George Martin plays the piano solo for both songs.

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11 June 2017
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Martha said  and how he says 'little white boooook' instead of 'little white book'. What a great song with so many different atmospheres!  

Yeah, the "bewk" pronunciation reminds me of Paul's grandfather dissing Ringo for reading all the time!

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28 July 2017
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This may not be the best thing to ask but since i think we can be mature enough to handle such a question, here it goes.

At the end of Lovely Rita, it sounds like Paul and Rita are having sex, has anybody related to The Beatles confirmed this or proved this wrong.

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28 July 2017
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I would imagine that's what the Beatles wanted to allude to. 

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I love moments like this on the forum. I never thought about that. That's an interesting idea.  

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But I thought he 'nearly made it'. Surely that implies they nearly did, but didn't in the end. 

To be perfectly honest though, I think this is a pretty poor song and easily the worst on Sgt Pepper

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How ironic: it's in my top 10, and I'm listening to the isolated guitar to it right now.

Don't the harmonies add anything for you?

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Dark Overlord said
This may not be the best thing to ask but since i think we can be mature enough to handle such a question, here it goes.

At the end of Lovely Rita, it sounds like Paul and Rita are having sex, has anybody related to The Beatles confirmed this or proved this wrong.  

Hahaha no the sisters got in the way, the noises are his thwarted imagination. I think of it as the musical equivalent of I'll Get You just not expressed in words. 

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But I thought he 'nearly made it'. Surely that implies they nearly did, but didn't in the end. 

To be perfectly honest though, I think this is a pretty poor song and easily the worst on Sgt Pepper.   

What a futile comment. Why is it poor? Why is it easily the worst? If you're going to give your opinion at least make it worth more than a limp "dislike".

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The line i nearly made it means that Paul just barely got to Rita's house in time where he then decides to have sex with her, only for him to wake up the next day, which is where Good Morning, Good Morning starts off. Just to be safe though, maybe someone like @Ron Nasty knows whether Paul and Rita have sex at the end of Lovely Rita.

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The Hole Got Fixed said
How ironic: it's in my top 10, and I'm listening to the isolated guitar to it right now.

Don't the harmonies add anything for you?  

I'll try and find the isolated harmonies to see, but I doubt it. I find the whole thing incredibly dull and boring and usually turn it down when the record gets to that song.

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