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Misery's Original Lyrics?
24 October 2021
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As the story goes, “Misery ” was originally written for Helen Shapiro to sing, but after their offer for her to have it was turned down, Lennon and McCartney decided to modify the song so that the Beatles could perform it.

I’ve always been curious about the song’s lyrics; In the final recording, the first verse’s opening lines are “I’m the kind of guy / Who never used to cry”, but when they wrote the song for Helen Shapiro, they probably wouldn’t have used the word “guy” to describe her. Throughout the rest of the song’s lyrics, it would have been easy enough to switch around the pronouns and such, but since “guy” is supposed to rhyme with “cry” in the quoted lines above, that would have been harder to fix.

Are there any archives or photos of what the original lyrics for that verse might have been?

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