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22 August 2017
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Martha said
In Many Years From Now Paul said the following when talking about Wild Honey Pie : ‘Wild Honey Pie ‘, which was a reference to the other song I had written called ‘Honey Pie

I could imagine that Paul didn’t think too much about the name he should give this little experimental song because he initially didn’t even plan to put it on the album and therefore, kind of as a working title, he just named it after another song he had previously written also all by himself (which would be Honey Pie obviously) and since this version was ‘wilder’ he named it ‘Wild Honey Pie ‘. I don’t think that he thought about a musical connection.  

I remember that quote now. It has been years since I have read Many Years From Now. I might have to give it another read as I did enjoy it. 

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greatest song of all time, and naturally the best ever work by the Beatles.

That must have been some funky-tasting P***y.

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In all seriousness, it is still better than Honey Pie .

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18 December 2022
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I like the chords:

G7 — F7 — E7 — Eb7 — D7

and at the end, G7 to F7 alternating, ending on G7

(you must play the the barre forms or it will not sound right)"

I like the way Paul plucks the strings of the acoustic guitar doing what he described:

“…built it up sculpturally with a lot of vibrato on the strings, really pulling the strings madly.”

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18 December 2022
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Martha said
I could imagine that Paul didn’t think too much about the name he should give this little experimental song because he initially didn’t even plan to put it on the album and therefore, kind of as a working title, he just named it after another song he had previously written also all by himself (which would be Honey Pie obviously) and since this version was ‘wilder’ he named it ‘Wild Honey Pie ‘. I don’t think that he thought about a musical connection.

  

Perhaps he was thinking about the Beach Boys album (or song) ‘Wild Honey’?  Maybe he was looking for some way to reference his other song, and the adjective “wild” came up to go with “honey” because of the Beach Boys ?

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forn said

Martha said

I could imagine that Paul didn’t think too much about the name he should give this little experimental song because he initially didn’t even plan to put it on the album and therefore, kind of as a working title, he just named it after another song he had previously written also all by himself (which would be Honey Pie obviously) and since this version was ‘wilder’ he named it ‘Wild Honey Pie ‘. I don’t think that he thought about a musical connection.

  

Perhaps he was thinking about the Beach Boys album (or song) ‘Wild Honey’?  Maybe he was looking for some way to reference his other song, and the adjective “wild” came up to go with “honey” because of the Beach Boys ?

  

Paul himself said:

“I just made up this short piece and I multitracked a harmony to that, and a harmony to that, and a harmony to that, and built it up sculpturally with a lot of vibrato on the strings, really pulling the strings madly. Hence, ‘Wild Honey Pie ’, which was a reference to the other song I had written called ‘Honey Pie’.”

[bold emphasis added by me]

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Joe’s article about the White Album indicates that Wild Honey Pie was purely recorded by Paul with no other Beatles input.  That means all those voices are all Paul?  He must have multi-tracked his voice like 20 times, because it sounds like a huge chorus.

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Which is interesting as a Beatles song doesn’t always need all four members to be considered a Beatles song, considering that precedent from back in the day. 

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That would be a good question:  What was the first Beatles song that only had one Beatle writing/recording it?  Probably this only began with the White Album ?

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How about Yesterday ? Paul wrote it and he was the only Beatle on the recording, with the string part added by other musicians.

Both Yesterday and Wild Honey Pie have both Lennon-McCartney as the writers.

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George was the only Beatle on ‘Within You’ Without You’. 

Yesterday ‘ is the earliest tho.

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