Yesterday (Take 1)
Author: Paul McCartney; Lead vocal: Paul McCartney

(take 1)
[What key is it?

It would be an F for you.
"Yesterday..."
I'm in G.
But it'll be a an F,
it goes ... E minor to A7 to the D minor.
Ready?

Here we go.

OK man.]

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Suddenly, there's a shadow hanging over me
I'm not half the man I used to be
Oh, yesterday came suddenly

Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday

Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday

Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday
Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm


Credits

Recorded: June 14, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England

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Yesterday
Yesterday (ABC Theatre, Blackpool, England)