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Kangaroo Kev:
It's been a long time, now I'm coming back home.
I've been away now, oh, how I've been alone.

Wait till I come back to your side,
we'll forget the tears we cried.

But if your heart breaks, don't wait, turn me away.
And if your heart's strong, hold on, I won't delay.

Wait till I come back to your side,
we'll forget the tears we cried.

I feel as though you ought to know
that I've been good, as good as I can be.
And if you do, I'll trust in you
and know that you will wait for me.

It's been a long time, now I'm coming back home,
I've been away now, oh, how I've been alone.

Wait till I come back to your side,
we'll forget the tears we cried.

I feel as though you ought to know
that I've been good, as good as I can be.
And if you do, I'll trust in you
and know that you will wait for me.

But if your heart breaks, don't wait, turn me away.
And if your heart's strong, hold on, I won't delay.

Wait till I come back to your side,
we'll forget the tears we cried.

It's been a long time, now I'm coming back home,
I've been away now, oh, how I've been alone.




"Wait" is a song recorded by the Beatles, from their 1965 album Rubber Soul. The songwriting credit is Lennon–McCartney, and the song is usually said to be a joint effort between the two, although in the 1997 book, Many Years from Now, McCartney recalls it as entirely his.

It was written while The Beatles were filming Help! in the Bahamas, and was originally intended for inclusion in the soundtrack. Paul McCartney recalled writing the song in the presence of actor and former child star Brandon de Wilde.

"He was a nice guy who was fascinated by what we did. A sort of Brat Pack actor. We chatted endlessly, and I seem to remember writing Wait in front of him, and him being interested to see it being written. I think it was my song. I don't remember John collaborating too much on it, although he could have."
Paul McCartney
Many Years From Now, Barry Miles


Released: 3 December 1965 (UK), 6 December 1965 (US)



Personnel

John Lennon – double track vocal, rhythm guitar
Paul McCartney – double track vocal, bass
George Harrison – lead guitar
Ringo Starr – drums, maracas, tambourine

Personnel per Ian MacDonald

Hello Goodbye:
I didn't learn until a few years ago that Wait was recorded during the Help! sessions.  However, it fits the mood and tenor of Rubber Soul.  I'm happy it was chosen to complete the track list.  It's just where it belongs on this "maturing Beatles" album.

I'm one of those who believes Wait is a John and Paul collaboration with John writing the verses and refrain and Paul the bridge.  I like how guitars are subtracted in the outro leaving just Paul's base and Ringo's tambourine as the last line slows...and then we hear George's tone pedal guitar return along with Ringo's cymbals.  So beautiful!


The Beatles- 12- Wait (2009 Mono Remaster)

Moogmodule:
I've always liked Wait even if by Beatle standards it's basically filler. The build up from the short verses to the chorus is effective. The middle 8 has a pleasant minorish melody.

It has a very sparse instrumental track. The drums are pretty much the most prominent backing.  A proto Plastic Ono Band arrangement.

Hello Goodbye:
Yes, Moog, drums and tambourine.

Lately, I've been concentrating on Paul's bassline.  This was an easy one to learn, Kev.  This was a good lesson video...


Wait Bass Cover - The Beatles


I've got to get out that ToneLab I bought a couple of years ago!


Ovi:
I always skip it - very uninteresting and boring to these ears. It's specifically because of this, Run For Your Life and What Goes On that I've never been able to get why some consider Rubber Soul to be their best album. Sorry.

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