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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

The Beatles - Melodies and Memories - Why they were Fab

The Beatles- Preview version of supporting text for Lesson Two and Three on Successful Hit Songwriting.

First Lines of  Beatles Songs:-  Written from the 'first person' perspective/viewpoint

A Day In The Life - I read the news today, Oh boy! 

Strawberry Fields Forever - Let me take you down

All I've Got To  Do - Whenever I want you around

Taxman - Let me tell you how it will be

Julia - Half of what I say is meaningless

Think for Yourself - I've got a word or two to say about the things you do

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - Here I stand with head in hand, turn my face to the wall.

Run For Your Life - I'd rather see you dead little girl than to be with another man

No Reply - This happened once before when I came to your door

Please Please Me - Last night I said these words to my girl

In My Life - There are places I remember all my life

I'm Only Sleeping - When I wake up early in the morning

We Can Work It Out - Try to see it my way

I'm Down - You tell lies thinking I can't see

I'll Follow The Sun - One day you'll look to see I've gone

And I Love Her - I give her all my love, that's all I do

Do You Want To Know A Secret? - You'll never know how much I really love you

Here There And Everywhere - To lead a better life I need my love to be here

Wait - It's been a long time, now I'm coming back home.

Help - Help! I need somebody.

Long Tall Sally - I'm gonna tell Aunt Mary 'bout Uncle John

Ticket To Ride - I think I'm gonna be sad, I think it's today, yeah.

When I'm Sixty-Four - When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now.

I Want To Hold your Hand - Oh yeah, I'll tell you something I think you'll understand.

Let It Be - When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me.

Helter Skelter - When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide

Yellow Submarine - In the town where I was born

Eight Days A Week - Ooh I need your love babe, guess you know it's true.

Norwegian Wood - I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me.

Real Love - All my little plans and schemes, lost like some forgotten dreams

I Am The Walrus - I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together

She's A Woman - My love don't give me presents, I know that she's no peasant

Glass Onion - I told you about Strawberry Fields, you know the place where nothing is real?

Octopus's Garden - I'd like to be, under the sea.

It's All Too Much - It's all too much for me to take

A Hard Day's Night - It's been a hard day's night, and I've been working like a dog

The Beatles -  Songs Recorded with Titles as the first line in the song:

Don't Let Me Down,
Tell Me Why,
I've Got A Feeling,
I Want You,
You Never Give Me Your Money,
Martha My Dear,
I'm So Tired,
Dear Prudence,  
Love Me Do,
In Spite Of All The Danger (Paul song from 1950's performed by early Beatles, aka. Quarrymen),
Here Comes The Sun,
Hey Jude,
Good Day Sunshine,
For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite,
I Should Have Known Better,
Good Morning Good Morning,
I'm Looking Through You,
Lady Madonna,
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window,
I'm A Loser,
What Goes On,
I Call Your Name,
Any Time at all
Can't Buy Me Love
Free As a Bird
Her Majesty
Hey Jude
Hold Me Tight
I call your name
I should have known better
I want you (she's so heavy)
I'm looking through you
I've just seen a face
Lady madonna
Little child
Love me do
Mean Mr Mustard
Oh Darling
Penny Lane
She came in through the bathroom window
She loves you
The long and winding road
There's a place
Why don't we do it in the road?
You never give me your money
You're going to lose that girl

It Won't Be Long, 
If I Fell,
Martha My Dear,
Here Comes The Sun
I'm a Loser
Good Day Sunshine
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
I'm So Tired
I've Got A Feeling
She Said She Said


A Hard Day's Night
Any Time at all
Can't Buy Me Love
Dear Prudence
Free As a Bird
Goodday Sunshine
Her Majesty
Here Comes The Sun
Hey Jude
Hold Me Tight
I call your name
I don't want to spoil the party
If I fell
I should have known better
It won't be long
I want you (she's so heavy)
I'm a loser
I'm looking through you
I'm so tired
I've got a feeling
I've just seen a face
I want to tell you
Lady madonna
Little child
Love me do
Martha My Dear
Mean Mr Mustard
Oh Darling
Penny Lane
She came in through the bathroom window
She loves you
She said, she said
The long and winding road
There's a place
Why don't we do it in the road?
You never give me your money
You're going to lose that girl

Cry Baby Cry
It's All Too Much
Two Of Us
Hello Little Girl
Lovely Rita
If You've Got Trouble
Step Inside Love/Los Paranoias
Not Guilty
Hello Little Girl
In Spite of All The Danger

And A Few Further Examples From The Solo Years
Mull of Kintyre
Maybe I'm Amazed
Ram On

The Beatles - Songs recorded (Originals and Covers) with Titles written in 'First Person'

Please Please Me 1963
I Saw Her Standing There
Ask Me Why
Please Please Me
Love Me Do
P.S. I Love You

With The Beatles 1963
All I've Got To Do
All My Loving
Don't Bother Me
Hold Me Tight
You Really Got A Hold On Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Money (That's What I Want)

A Hard Day's Night 1964
I Should Have Known Better
If I Fell
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
And I Love Her
Tell Me Why
Can't Buy Me Love
I'll Cry Instead
When I Get Home
I'll Be Back

Beatles For Sale 1964
I'm A Loser
I'll Follow The Sun
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

Help! 1965
I Need You
You Like Me Too Much
Tell Me What You See
I've Just Seen A Face

Rubber Soul 1965
Drive My Car
You Won't See Me
I'm Looking Through You
In My Life
If I Needed Someone 

Revolver 1966
I'm Only Sleeping
I Want To Tell You
Got To Get You Into My Life

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967
With A Little Help From My Friends
When I'm Sixty-Four

Magical Mystery Tour 1967
I Am The Walrus

The Beatles (The White Album) 1968
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
I'm So Tired
Martha My Dear
Don't Pass Me By
I Will
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey

Yellow Submarine 1969
N/A - No tracks

Abbey Road 1969
I Want You (She's So Heavy)
You Never Give Me Your Money

Let It Be 1970
I Me Mine
I've Got A Feeling
Past Masters Volume 1
From Me To You
I Call Your Name
I Feel Fine
I Want To Hold Your Hand
I'll Get You
I'm Down

Past Masters Volume 2
Don't Let Me Down
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

Live At The BBC
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
I Got A Woman
I Got To Find My Baby
I Just Don't Understand
I'll Be On My Way
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
Lonesome Tears In My Eyes
Ooh! My Soul
So How Come (No-One Loves Me)

The Complete Silver Beatles
Take Good Care Of My Baby

Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg
Hallelujah, I Love Her So
I Remember You
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
Where Have You Been All My Life

Anthology 1
Leave My Kitten Alone
Lend Me Your Comb
My Bonnie
You'll Be Mine

Anthology 3
Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues

The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Why (Can't You Love Me Again)


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