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Woman Where You Been So Long?
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is Woman Where You Been So Long a Beatles song?!

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I think it was just an improvisation during the Get Back sessions at Twickenham, tho it could be from some obscure a song ive never heard of.  

They played a traditional song called Black Dog Blues on the 31st as part of a medley (its on youtube listed as its other known title 'Daddy, Where You Been So Long' but just that bit not the full medley) so it could have been a take on that song. The band did pull some tracks out of the bag that went back years, including some of the earliest songs John and Paul wrote together, whilst at the same time ambling thru rough jams and improvisations made up on the spot.

 

In the book 'Get Back: The Beatles Let It Be Disaster' its written as being "presumably an improvisation".

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Thanks and sorry.

Youtube is filtered in Iran!

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Came across a track called 'Daddy Where You Been So Long' by Jimmie Strothers and Joe Lee that whilst not the same song as the Beatles played in the original post could have at least some sort of inspiration towards this jam. If anyone knows the answer i'd love to know more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....U7kxE5iDGE

 

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meanmistermustard said 
They played a traditional song called Black Dog Blues on the 31st as part of a medley (its on youtube listed as its other known title 'Daddy, Where You Been So Long' but just that bit not the full medley) so it could have been a take on that song. The band did pull some tracks out of the bag that went back years, including some of the earliest songs John and Paul wrote together, whilst at the same time ambling thru rough jams and improvisations made up on the spot.
 
  
 

 

The 'Black Dog Blues/Right String, Wrong Yo-Yo/Run For Your Life' Medley is my favourite track from the 'Get Back Sessions', one of The Beatles' finest moments during this, their troubled last year of playing together.  It's certainly a departure from the band's 'John, Paul, or George with their respective "backing bands" formula' from the previous year's recordings, I especially like the verse where John and Paul step aside and allow for George to belt out his verse during 'Right String, Wrong Yo-Yo', one of their better "group" efforts of 1969 and this track personifies everything that I believe which they were striving for with the whole 'Get Back' "concept".

 

I felt as though that they were REALLY "getting back" here, way back to when John was literally the only Beatle performing in public with The Quarrymen.  Remember while Paul was reminiscing about that fateful day way back when, when he first saw John playing live at that Church feat All Those Years Ago during the 'Anthology'?  He spoke about how he was really impressed with John's pension for inserting old Blues song's lyrics into the places where he had no idea what the words were, this Medley is the absolute farthest that The Beatles couldever Get Back, in my opinion, the notorious Hamburg/Cavern days came much later.  "Where You Been So Long" could very well be the "catalyst" which ignited the creative spark which still burns bright to this day, John Lennon as a youth, inspiring his peers to explore their full potential as human beings in the name of bettering humanity, which they absolutely achieved...:-)

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This is pretty much the same lyric and structure as 'Daddy, Where You been So Long' - The title matches the one listed in the medley by Billy Rhythm: 'Black Dog Blues' by Bayless Rose [recorded 1930].

First verse:

Call me your dog when I’m gone, gone, gone.

Call me your dog when I’m gone

When I come back with a ten dollar bill

Honey, where you been so long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwK5guemfn4
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Jon Cousins said
This is pretty much the same lyric and structure as 'Daddy, Where You been So Long' - The title matches the one listed in the medley by Billy Rhythm: 'Black Dog Blues' by Bayless Rose [recorded 1930].
First verse:

Call me your dog when I’m gone, gone, gone.

Call me your dog when I’m gone

When I come back with a ten dollar bill

Honey, where you been so long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwK5guemfn4

  

Nice find...  Always wondered where they pulled this one from...  Where the 'Right String, Wrong Yo-Yo' bit comes from is another mystery altogether... 

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is Woman Where You Been So Long a Beatles song?!  

It's possible that you're referring to another song that we've brought up here from the 'Get Back' sessions... Perhaps you're referencing that song from them early Star Club recordings and if memory serves me correctly it was called 'Where Have You Been (All My Life)?'  Good Question...  An outstanding performance by the boys, if however a somewhat muddy recording...  Something tells me that it's not an original for BeatleNation woulda jumped all over that one by now...:-) 

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This is referenced in Joe's article on John's Crippled Inside (which it influenced) and discussed in the song thread for that song.

The Beatles, John, was introduced to the song, under the title Black Dog, via Dylan, when he recommended the album Blues, Rags & Hollers by his friends Koerner, Ray & Glover:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIY7_08Myq0

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