I wonder which song it was on the White Album on which Paul laboured for weeks on?
Wasn't it 'Mother Nature's Son'?
If anyone's got Lewisohn's 'Complete Recording Sessions' to hand.....
About ten years ago I was on the top deck of a London bus and in the seats up front was a mother and her son, who I took to have learning difficulties in some way (I'm trying to be sensitive but the term would once have been handicapped) and, whad'yer know, he suddenly started singing the whole of 'Mother Nature's Son'......word perfect!
Not 'She Loves You', not a current song, but 'Mother Nature's Son', a track almost buried on a 35 year old double album!
Two things occurred to me:
1. On the bus, and probably within quite a large radius of the bus, we were probably the only two people who could have done this, and,
2. What a testament to the song-writing of McCartney. Often described as simplistic, songs like this are worth a thousand 'deep' songs, all of which this boy would probably not have connected with.