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Paul was the major showman and John the major emotionalist. Both versions would be amazing for what each bring to them.

  

Yeah. Paul’s version is all we know, and I do love it. John has plenty of other songs with great vocals. Oh Darling is Paul’s.

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I wonder what Paul would have thought if John had done a cover of this song.

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He'd have been thrilled! Chuffed.

I continue to dream of a take of the song in which both Paul and John sing the bridge (or at least its repeat) together in unison! Like really howl it out together, as in "You know my NAAME!" or "...Allll/I want/Is you!", something with that concentrated MacLen-ergy and mccartneylennon-tensity. heart And I continue to dream...

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I think it would depend on the circumstances. If John had done a version and made a lot of having done it to prove his opinion that if Paul had had any sense he would have given the vocal to him because his voice was more naturally suited to it, it would have been another bone of contention. At the height of their troubles Paul may well have taken it as an attack on his vocals.

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It would have been nice to hear a version of this song with John's vocals.  Maybe a demo or something exists.

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I didn't know I wanted that to be a thing, that would've been great

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Paul and John's duet, which is on 'Anthology 3 ', is spectacular; their harmonies are some of the best they did.

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One of Paul's best screamers paul-mccartney

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Paul and John's duet, which is on 'Anthology 3 ', is spectacular; their harmonies are some of the best they did.

  

Such a wave of joy

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I came to this thread wondering if anyone else hears "oh Johnny" around 1:43, glad I'm not alone @Shamrock Womlbs 🙂

Reading it has given me a very interesting thought to ponder though. I think Paul has always instinctively protected his voice. There are loads of clips of John's voice cut to pieces, but I don't think I've ever heard Paul's voice showing much strain. Anyway, my new theory is: this is something people hold against Paul as a singer and as a person. He protects himself. You often hear things like "John is emotional and Paul is technically good" which has always struck me as odd. Paul's vocal performances are frequently *incredible* and carry a lot of emotional weight, but he does know how to protect his voice. He's always done this in interviews too.

What do you think? Am I overthinking this?

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@meaigs https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....2/#p226127 and keep reading posts on that page for a taste of true Paulette style a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Somewhat related https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....technique/

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@meaigs https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....2/#p226127 and keep reading posts on that page for a taste of true Paulette style a-hard-days-night-paul-7

  

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One of Paul's best screamers paul-mccartney

  

It sure is. I play this song when I’m feeling down about love and need to let out that specific emotion. 

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Anyway, my new theory is: this is something people hold against Paul as a singer and as a person. He protects himself. You often hear things like "John is emotional and Paul is technically good" which has always struck me as odd. Paul's vocal performances are frequently *incredible* and carry a lot of emotional weight, but he does know how to protect his voice. He's always done this in interviews too.

What do you think? Am I overthinking this?

  

I think that's true. Even when Paul sings in the first person he seems to be at something of a remove. Subsequently I've read how certain songs were inspired by his mother, or were about Linda or Jane Asher, but he still never seems to wear his heart on his sleeve as obviously as John did.

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I came to this thread wondering if anyone else hears "oh Johnny" around 1:43, glad I'm not alone @Shamrock Womlbs 🙂

Reading it has given me a very interesting thought to ponder though. I think Paul has always instinctively protected his voice. There are loads of clips of John's voice cut to pieces, but I don't think I've ever heard Paul's voice showing much strain. Anyway, my new theory is: this is something people hold against Paul as a singer and as a person. He protects himself. You often hear things like "John is emotional and Paul is technically good" which has always struck me as odd. Paul's vocal performances are frequently *incredible* and carry a lot of emotional weight, but he does know how to protect his voice. He's always done this in interviews too.

What do you think? Am I overthinking this?

  

I just found this article which perfectly captures what I was trying to get at here a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

https://www.heydullblog.com/pa.....rt-report/

I love this quote:

This photo captures the way McCartney both courts the public’s eye and wants to retreat from it. It IS his public presentation: jokey and theatrical on the surface, defensive underneath. He’s happy to give an audience what it wants, but he’s going to be cagey about what he discloses. He’s basically at ease with being a performer, in a traditional rock-as-showbiz sense, as John Lennon wasn’t. And part of being a performer is never fully lowering that velvet jacket. Playing it safe in this way often gets McCartney labeled “insincere,” but I think it’s intelligently self-protective.

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