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Coloring Club Plus — 9/5/19

Sept 5

Sept 5a

Past Masters [Volume One today] is a two-disc compilation album set by the English rock band the Beatles, released on March 7, 1988 as part of the first issue of the band’s entire catalogue on compact disc. Compiled by noted Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn, this collection of many of the band’s biggest hits, as well as rarities, includes every song released commercially by the band that was not available on the Beatles’ 12 original UK albums or the Magical Mystery Tour LP.

The majority of the Past Masters set consists of A- and B-sides from the band’s singles, including single versions of songs that appeared in a different form on the band’s albums. Also included are the full contents of the UK-only Long Tall Sally EP, two German-language tracks, a song recorded for the American market and a track released on a charity compilation album.

She’s a Woman” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, written mainly by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song was finished in the studio the morning of the session. It was released as the B-side to “I Feel Fine” in 1964

“She’s a Woman” has been described as an example of the rock and roll, rhythm and blues and pop rock genres. Paul McCartney attempted imitating the vocal style of Little Richard. This is why the song is in such a high register, even for McCartney’s tenor range. Some takes of the song (especially recordings of live concerts) feature an extended outro. The structure of the song is fairly simple, with the melody carried mostly by McCartney’s voice. His bass and a backing piano produce a countermelody, with Lennon’s guitar playing chords on the backbeat. After the first verse, the piano also plays chords on the upbeats. George Harrison plays a bright guitar solo during the middle eight.

My love don’t give me presents
I know that she’s no peasant
Only ever has to give me
Love forever and forever
My love don’t give me presents

Turn me on when I get lonely
People tell me that she’s only fooling
I know she isn’t

She don’t give boys the eye
She hates to see me cry
She is happy just to hear me
Say that I will never leave her
She don’t give boys the eye

She will never make me jealous
Gives me all her time as well as loving
Don’t ask me why

She’s a woman who understands
She’s a woman who loves her man

My love don’t give me presents
I know that she’s no peasant
Only ever has to give me
Love forever and forever
My love don’t give me presents

Turn me on when I get lonely
People tell me that she’s only fooling
I know she isn’t, woo ooh

She’s a woman who understands
She’s a woman who loves her man

Her love don’t give me presents
I know that she’s no peasant
Only ever has to give me
Love forever and forever
My love don’t give me presents

Turn me on when I get lonely
People tell me that she’s only fooling
I know she isn’t

She’s a woman, she’s a woman
She’s a woman, she’s a woman, she’s a woman

Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney

24 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 9/5/19

  1. My love don’t give me presents
    I know that she’s no peasant…… I can’t believe John let Paul get away with that awful line! but then again in When I Get Home- John gave us this…gem…” I’m gonna love her ’til the cows come home.” two of the worst lines in Beatles history.

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  2. LOL If they only had two, that’s a pretty good average. I like the timing, melody, and singing (not to mention George’s riff in the middle) more than the lyrics in this one. Hey question: In wikipedia it has contradictory information. One source says John did the middle riff and the other says George did. I tend to believe it was George, but do you know anything about it??

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  3. here is what The Beatles Bible says- Played on the off-beat, Lennon’s choppy guitar chords drive the song, although McCartney’s roaming bass and soulful vocals make it a strong team effort. George Harrison did not perform on the rhythm track, but overdubbed his lead guitar part in the evening of 8 October 1964.

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  4. Oh man, there is The Beatles Bible? Who put it together? I’m not sure what “overdubbed his lead guitar part” means? He did the riff later and overdubbed what was there before? Thank you for looking it up!

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