I read the news today

I saw a members quote and I had to go research it because I was sure it meant the "Royal". This place holds a special memory for me because I played a classical guitar piece there when I was about 14 years old.

I started learning guitar when I was 12 years old. My teacher taught us how to play all of the Beatles songs. One of our final grades was to play one of their songs and sing it. Well, I do not sing, but I did play Hey Jude and I still passed. I still have all of my original music sheets from the 7th grade and would never give them up.

So thank you for your quote. I looked up the lyrics and I can hear them singing it now. Does anyone know which member?

 

 

I read the news today oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph.
He blew his mind out in a car
He didn't notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They'd seen his face before
Nobody was really sure
If he was from the House of Lords.

I saw a film today oh boy
The English Army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away
but I just had to look
Having read the book.
I'd love to turn you on

Woke up, fell out of bed,
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup,
And looking up I noticed I was late.
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke,
Somebody spoke and I went into a dream

I read the news today oh boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
******************Removed on purpose cause this is the quote********************
I'd love to turn you on

 

 

   

   

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G'morning Lynn! That was an AHA moment for you wasn't it!?! I consider myself the dragon and feel like I am forewarning when I'm in one of my "moods." I'm sure you know the feeling!

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do not meddle
in the affairs of dragons
for you are crunchy
and taste good with ketchup

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 Ah yes, so you know who it was.  They change it a lot which is cool.  I love seeing what quotes people come up with. 

So, okay, you are silly and everytime I see your dragon and read the crunchy and tastes good with ketchup, I really wonder what dragon would taste like and figure the ketchup probably makes it taste better.  But then I reread it and realize it's NOT the dragon that's good with ketchup!

 

 

If I was standing on a fish, I'd slip and fall......

Oh for cripes sakes!! I cheated and did a GuG search to see who it was and I could NOT believe it... boy do I feel silly. Guess I better pay more attention to people's signatures. You never know when there might be a pop quiz.

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do not meddle
in the affairs of dragons
for you are crunchy
and taste good with ketchup

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I know it's something like "I know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall" but I can't recall a GuG member having that quote... my bad.

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do not meddle
in the affairs of dragons
for you are crunchy
and taste good with ketchup

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You know, when I went to YouTube to see if I could find this, there were several choices to pick from.

One was a young man who played the guitar and sang this song. He really didn't do too badly, I'd say.

Beatles have always been a favorite and I remember my mom dropping me and my sister off at the movies. I'm pretty sure it was , I Want To Hold Your Hand. Such a long time ago.

When my husband and I traveled the eastern part of the states, we came across a club that was having Beatles night. It wasn't the Beatles on stage, but the band did an excellent job and it was lots of fun, singing along and dancing with everyone.

I actually woke up this morning, hearing this song in my head. I had forgotten most of the lyrics to this song and found it quite amusing about all the holes. I was thinking, that I probably never really did put two and two together on this song, ever, until now.

I find it interesting what I have read from you and tattoodles about this. I wasn't aware of who sang what or wrote what. 

Growing up in England meant I was surrounded by lots of Beatles fans. I am tempted to dig out all my old music sheets and see if my left fingers can actually hold down on any frets anymore. lol. It's been awhile, but it might just help strengthen them and get some feeling back in them a bit more.

A friend of mine, who has since died, gave me her guitar she had back in the 1970's as a peace offering. I love it, because the black case had the stars and stripes as a peace sign painted on it, something she did in her hippy days.

 

If I was standing on a fish, I'd slip and fall......

Guess we don't have that many Beatles fans!

Do you know how to tell the difference between a McCartney song and a Lennon song?

McCartney songs: Usually more 'musically perfect' than a Lennon song; perfect melodies, etc

Lennon songs: If you can "see" an image in your mind while listening to the song, it was written by Lennon. Not as musically precise as Paul's music, but a Lennon song will "paint" a detailed picture in your imagination..

 

..There's nothing you can do that can't be done...

Lennon wrote the verses of “A Day in the Life” and McCartney wrote the “I’d love to turn you on” part and the middle section.  McCartney’s middle section had already been written when Lennon showed McCartney his new song and he thought that it would fit in well with this new song as the bridge.

Vocals

John Lennon sings the verse and the “I’d love to turn you on” part and Paul McCartney sings the bridge.  This is normally how the Beatles worked.  For the most part whoever wrote it sang it.  The “I’d love to turn you on” part written by McCartney and sung by Lennon is a rare example of this not being the case.

 

great song!!! 

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