Thanks, I didn't know that aspect of the story.One of the reasons we got The Beatles' "Golden Slumbers" is, of course, because McCartney can't read music. He was back at his Dad's house and saw his step-sister was learning to play W J Henderson's version. Sitting down at the piano and fancying a go, but not being able to make heads or tails of the sheet music, he just put his own tune to the lyrics. Naturally being 1969 Paul McCartney the tune he knocked out was an instant classic.
If he could read music, or if his sister had been there and played it for him, we'd never have got it. He was just on fire in that period though so might have done something else.Thanks, I didn't know that aspect of the story.
It's interesting that a couple of my favourite Beatles recordings (on the Anthology) are them doing recordings of songs they did for other bands and weren't released at the time - you mention "Come And Get It", and another one I like is "That Means A Lot" which was done for PJ Proby.If he could read music, or if his sister had been there and played it for him, we'd never have got it. He was just on fire in that period though so might have done something else.
He wrote "Come and Get It" for Badfinger in about an hour when he realised he was seeing them that afternoon and had promised them a song. On the new Abbey Road remasters you hear Paul playing the song through and then immediately asking for it to be played back in his headphones so he could do the harmony vocals on top and finish the demo before Badfinger turned up.
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