George got back at Paul, John in songs

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George got back at Paul, John in songs

Postby Berkeleyan » Wed Feb 25, 2004 8:30 am

"Wah wah" was penned in January ´69 after an argument between Paul and George captured on camera for the "Let it Be" movie. George got a headache from it ("you´ve given me a wah wah"), left the group for a week or so and wrote the song.

George helped Ringo w/ "Octopus Garden" at about the same time, with chord structure and lyrics. His lyrics to Ringo were in the bridge:
"We could be so happy you and me
no one there to tell us about to do..."

Clear enough meaning, right ?

And, of course, "Not Gulty", from a few months earlier. The complete set of lyrics retaliates John and Paul. Just a bit to exemplify:
" I won´t upset the apple cart
I only want what I can get..
I´m sorry that you´ve been misled,
but like you heard me I said - not guilty".
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Postby maccastheman » Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:52 am

My favorite reference to John and Paul is by Ringo in the song "Early 1970." (Probably because it is so Ringoesque and innocent) Those nastier songs ("How do You Sleep," etc.) kind of make me cringe sometimes. (But I still listen to them for some strange reason)

I love the line "They screamed and they cried and now they're free... Also "Got no cows but he's sure got a whole lot of sheep."
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Postby Berkeleyan » Wed Mar 03, 2004 7:15 pm

Yeah, nice lines. Only recently I heard "Early 1970" for the first time. No wonder just about everybody in the music business finds Ringo so amiable, likeable, and charming....
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Postby HeyJude » Sun May 23, 2004 10:35 am

I read that Run Of The Mill was originally written by George as a poem, against Paul. Just take this part:

"No one around you
Will carry the blame for you
No one around you
Will love you today and throw it all away
Tomorrow when you rise
Another day for you to realize me
Or send me down again

As the days stand up on end
You've got me wondering how I lost your friendship
But I see it in your eyes"
one sweet dream came true today!!!!!
4.6.2004 Leipzig
yay Anna!!!! :mrgreen:
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Postby Bluebird » Sun May 23, 2004 3:20 pm

HeyJude wrote:I read that Run Of The Mill was originally written by George as a poem, against Paul. Just take this part:

"No one around you
Will carry the blame for you
No one around you
Will love you today and throw it all away
Tomorrow when you rise
Another day for you to realize me
Or send me down again

As the days stand up on end
You've got me wondering how I lost your friendship
But I see it in your eyes"
Really interresting, where did you read that? That´s a big impression poem, how there friendship really was! :cry:
You must appreciate the day...
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