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Re: Song Of The week - And Your Bird Can Sing
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2013, 09:52:36 AM »

Hmm, interesting slang from old Frankie. The book I read it in was 'Can't Buy Me Love', by Jonathan Somebody, which has been reviewed in the book thread.

So I wonder if John was using 'bird' in the same way, talking about, well, girl private to put it succinctly, lol?
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Re: Song Of The week - And Your Bird Can Sing
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2013, 04:12:52 PM »

Who knows, Steve?!  John didn't have good things to say about this song in his interviews and unfortunately he's not around today to elaborate any further.

I don't think there's any profound meaning of this song. To me And Your Bird Can Sing is "ear candy."  I really love the lead harmony guitars and Paul's bass guitar.  The vocal harmonies complete the affair.
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Re: Song Of The week - And Your Bird Can Sing
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2013, 04:13:42 PM »

Hey Kev, dig this...

"And your bird can sing" (The Beatles) bass cover
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Re: Song Of The week - And Your Bird Can Sing
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2013, 10:48:50 PM »

well done that girl :D
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Re: Song Of The week - And Your Bird Can Sing
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2013, 02:52:45 AM »

well done that girl :D


Note for note!


"You Won't See Me" (The Beatles) bass cover
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Re: Song Of The week - And Your Bird Can Sing
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2013, 09:49:02 PM »

I have been listening to the Anthology version and the released version and think that they basically changed the song by switching the vocal harmonies to the guitar duo and made one of the most dynamic sounds in rock! Pauls harmonies were reduced to the "And you bird can sing" line and the guitars were played almost to the note the way the origional (rejected) version harmonies were recorded!
Maybe one of our musical players could try this out and see if it's what they did to make the song so listenable.  Love it!
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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2013, 11:35:12 PM »

Dcazz your post set me wondering what songs had 2 guitars playing in harmony before this ?

Im struggling to think of one..
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Re: Song Of The week - And Your Bird Can Sing
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2013, 12:41:07 AM »

What I meant was in the origional there is only Georges guitar doing lead and John and Paul singing duo lead in off harmony. While it's good it's not great. In the released version it sounds like they just changed up the order of guitars and vocals so there were two guitars doing lead and John on vocals with Paul joining in to accent the title line "And your bird can sing" and turned the song into one of their masters.

My earlier post wasn't a comparison from another song but a comparison of the two versions of the same some. This released guitar work is unique IMHO
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Re: Song Of The week - And Your Bird Can Sing
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2013, 01:27:59 AM »

What I meant was in the origional there is only Georges guitar doing lead and John and Paul singing duo lead in off harmony. While it's good it's not great. In the released version it sounds like they just changed up the order of guitars and vocals so there were two guitars doing lead and John on vocals with Paul joining in to accent the title line "And your bird can sing" and turned the song into one of their masters.

My earlier post wasn't a comparison from another song but a comparison of the two versions of the same some. This released guitar work is unique IMHO

yes I fully understood what you were saying and I thought about it

but then I started wondering had anyone done dual guitar lead breaks before
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Re: Song Of The week - And Your Bird Can Sing
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2013, 06:14:21 AM »

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Kev, we discussed this a couple of years ago in this thread:

http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=11016.msg264732#msg264732

That was a great thread!   ;)
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« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2013, 04:04:13 PM »

It would also be intersting to see any artists doing this before 1966! The Beatles might get credit for creating another style of playing!
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Re: Song Of The week - And Your Bird Can Sing
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2013, 07:28:29 PM »

Dave, in The Beatles as Innovators thread I mentioned a few jazz guitarists known for playing dual guitar harmonies prior to 1966.
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« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2013, 11:40:35 PM »

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Kev, we discussed this a couple of years ago in this thread:

http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=11016.msg264732#msg264732

That was a great thread!   ;)


Id forgotten about that Baz !!

good thread ;)
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Re: Song Of The week - And Your Bird Can Sing
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2013, 02:52:33 AM »

Dave, in The Beatles as Innovators thread I mentioned a few jazz guitarists known for playing dual guitar harmonies prior to 1966.
I was thinking it might be jazz.
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Re: Song Of The week - And Your Bird Can Sing
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2013, 12:54:09 AM »

well done that girl :D


This one too, Kev...


And your bird can sing - The Beatles - Bass Cover



Hello Goodbye - The Beatles - Bass cover
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Re: Song Of The week - And Your Bird Can Sing
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2013, 11:42:33 AM »

Very impressive...I dig it!!  ;D
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Re: Song Of The week - And Your Bird Can Sing
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2013, 04:12:28 PM »

Very impressive...I dig it!!  ;D

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Re: Song Of The week - And Your Bird Can Sing
« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2013, 11:20:28 PM »

Songs are too loud and bass too low for my taste.  :-\

They sounded perfect on this end, Brynjar  I have Labtec speakers.
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