I’m working on recording a collection of old songs from the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s that are obscure or lesser known and kind of reworking them with some modern updates. This is one of them. While not completely obscure (about as obscure as you can get with a Beatles song), it’s one of my favorites.
The original guitar part was supposedly played by George, with Paul crouching close by turning the volume knobs on the guitar to get the effect that the volume was swelling up and down. Ah, the good old days.
The vocal harmonies are the ones originally sung by the three lads and are both weird and complicated. The original recording always sounds slightly out of tune because of the dissonant notes they chose, but that’s part of the appeal.
I thought it lent itself nicely to a the Country ‘N’ Western oeuvre in which I am so fond these days. On this rendition I had the enviable Tony Paoletta do all the volume controls and steel.