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Hey Jude - lyrics (re)arrangement
« on: October 23, 2015, 08:58:46 PM »

OK, so the lyrics of 'Hey Jude' are usually given like this, in four lines.
(And Paul originally wrote it like that.)

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Hey Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better.
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

But, if we look at rhymes, then the situation changes:

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Hey Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

So, if we re-arrange the lyrics to emphasize the rhymes, we get this:

Hey Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad
Song and make it better.
Remember
To let her into your heart
Then you can start
To make it better.

Hey Jude, don't be afraid
You were made
To go out and get her.
The minute you let her
Under your skin
Then you begin
To make it better.

And anytime you feel the pain,
Hey Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulder.
For well you know that it's a fool
Who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder.

Hey Jude, don't let me down
You have found
Her, now go and get her.
Remember
To let her into your heart
Then you can start
To make it better.

So let it out and let it in,
Hey Jude, begin
You're waiting
For someone to perform with.
And don't you
Know that it's just you?
Hey Jude, you'll do
The movement you need
Is on your shoulder.

Hey Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad
Song and make it better.
Remember
To let her under your skin
Then you begin
To make it better.


I find it interesting.  8)
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Re: Hey Jude - lyrics (re)arrangement
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2015, 11:34:59 PM »

With respect real01 I think there's just a subtle tweak required:

Hey Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad
Song and make it better
Remember to let her
Into your heart
Then you can start
To make it better
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Re: Hey Jude - lyrics (re)arrangement
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2015, 12:20:10 AM »

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Re: Hey Jude - lyrics (re)arrangement
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 08:12:07 AM »

With respect real01 I think there's just a subtle tweak required:

Hey Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad
Song and make it better
Remember to let her
Into your heart
Then you can start
To make it better
Good observation!

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Re: Hey Jude - lyrics (re)arrangement
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2015, 06:06:54 PM »


The minute you let her
Under your skin
Then you begin
To make it better.


I have to say, the above lyrics never made sense to me. If you let someone get under your skin, that's a bad thing that will make the situation worse. Perhaps in British/European cultures the phrase means something different (or perhaps just poetic license on Paul's part?). Awesome song, either way.
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Re: Hey Jude - lyrics (re)arrangement
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2015, 06:30:05 PM »

I interpret "her" as "a song".
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Re: Hey Jude - lyrics (re)arrangement
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2015, 06:40:06 PM »

I have to say, the above lyrics never made sense to me. If you let someone get under your skin, that's a bad thing that will make the situation worse. Perhaps in British/European cultures the phrase means something different (or perhaps just poetic license on Paul's part?). Awesome song, either way.


I think it can also mean to let someone become a part of you, like this song:

<a href="http://youtu.be/5yqGujr2-Jw" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://youtu.be/5yqGujr2-Jw</a>
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Re: Hey Jude - lyrics (re)arrangement
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2015, 08:42:54 PM »

I think it can also mean to let someone become a part of you, like this song:


Oh, that makes sense; thanks, Kelley!
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2015, 10:23:44 PM »

Oh, that makes sense; thanks, Kelley!

You're welcome Kathy! I had my own thing with this song. I mentioned this before but I always wondered about "For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool". I processed it as just "Well, you know"..and thought "For" made no sense. And going back even further to when this was a current song on the radio, I thought the lyric was "letter under your skin". I remember wondering how to write letters under my skin. LOL
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Re: Hey Jude - lyrics (re)arrangement
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2015, 10:52:21 PM »

You're welcome Kathy! I had my own thing with this song. I mentioned this before but I always wondered about "For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool".

I've always thought that was the best line in the song. With the end of the sentence of course

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Re: Hey Jude - lyrics (re)arrangement
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2015, 09:18:01 PM »

With respect real01 I think there's just a subtle tweak required:

Hey Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad
Song and make it better
Remember to let her
Into your heart
Then you can start
To make it better

Still, I think we missed one:
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Take a sad
Song and make it better
Remember to let her
This one:
Remember to let her...

I hope we now have it complete.  icon_cool
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Re: Hey Jude - lyrics (re)arrangement
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Re: Hey Jude - lyrics (re)arrangement
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2015, 09:16:15 PM »

That chart is genius.
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Re: Hey Jude - lyrics (re)arrangement
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2015, 10:42:49 PM »

That chart is genius.


Just like Paul's Magical Mystery Tour screenplay...








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Re: Hey Jude - lyrics (re)arrangement
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2015, 08:46:59 PM »

I interpret "her" as "a song".

But this verse. It is about woman, right?
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Hey Jude, don't let me down
You have found her, now go and get her
(Let it out and let it in, Hey Jude)
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

Or can it also be about the song? But, you usually 'get a girl' if you 'go to get her'. Or, again - is it about the song?
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Re: Hey Jude - lyrics (re)arrangement
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2015, 11:38:09 AM »

Anyway, I did a poetic rendition into my language (which is Slavic). It took me some time - first, constantly listening to the song, and then doing the work of translation.

The lines from the first verse are repeated in the last verse, with a slightly modified lines:
1st:
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Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better.

6th (last):
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Remember to let her under your skin
Then you'll begin to make it better.

Then I thought: why not have both lines, 'into your heart' and 'under your skin' in the last verse?
So I did the translation like that - I've combined the two lines and I liked it how it sounds.  :)
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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2015, 10:36:39 PM »

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Re: Hey Jude - lyrics (re)arrangement
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2015, 11:20:40 AM »

I mentioned this before but I always wondered about "For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool". I processed it as just "Well, you know"..and thought "For" made no sense.

Ah! The importance of punctuation!

"For well you know" is not the same as "For,well,you know".

"For well you know" is a bit of poetic license to say "Because as you know very well".

"For,well,you know" is a much weaker line where he appears to be hesitating with the "well" as a word introduced to buy time.

I agree that this line is one of the best in the song with the idea that being "cool" makes you "colder" and more likely to be physically ill by not expressing your emotions.
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« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2015, 06:12:02 PM »

Ah! The importance of punctuation!

Indeed!

Let's eat, Grandma.
Let's eat Grandma.

It's amazing how one little comma can change a warm family gathering into something heinous!
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« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2015, 10:21:43 PM »

Indeed!

Let's eat, Grandma.
Let's eat Grandma.

It's amazing how one little comma can change a warm family gathering into something heinous!

That's one of my favorite examples, Kelley! I am always pointing out to my kids (all three of whom, I suspect, are getting mightily tired of my tirades  ;D  ) examples of how punctuation can vastly alter the meaning of a sentence.

I saw one online headline that read "Veggies Are a Better Choice Than Chips With Diabetes"  ha2ha
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