Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dear Prudence


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While "Dear Prudence" is (rightly) considered a "John" song off the Beatles' 1968 White Album, I include this because Paul McCartney did his usual multi-instrument thing on this track. Paul contributes most of the drumming, piano, an awesome bass line, and even the flügelhorn. Yes, Paul can play the flügelhorn. Ringo Starr had temporarily left the group, but some consider Paul to be a better drummer than Ringo anyway (a classic joke about those who claim that Ringo was the best drummer in the world was that he "wasn't even the best drummer in the Beatles"). Basically, I am including "Dear Prudence" in this site about Paul McCartney because McCartney never gets any recognition for his drumming skills, and "Dear Prudence" is as good a chance to show them off as any. Oh... for those interested in McCartney trivia, his "cousin John" did some handclapping or something similar.

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It's easy to forget what an overall musician Paul McCartney is, he can play just about any instrument in a modern rock band at the level of the very, very best. In fact, while it is easy to nitpick, McCartney's skills with a variety of instruments stands aside only for the true masters of their specialties like Clapton, Harrison, Starr, Preston, etc. Oh, "Dear Prudence" was written by Lennon while he was in India visiting the Maharishi and is about Mia Farrow's younger sister, Prudence (naturally). Lennon and George Harrison had to coax her out of her hut in Rishikesh where she apparently was overdosing on meditation. Hey, Prudence got a Beatles song written about her, so who's the dummy, right?



Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play?
Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day
The sun is up, the sky is blue
It's beautiful and so are you
Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play?

Dear Prudence, open up your eyes
Dear Prudence, see the sunny skies
The wind is low the birds will sing
That you are part of everything
Dear Prudence, won't you open up your eyes?

Look around round
(Round round round, round round)
(Round round round, round round)
Look around round round
(Round round round, round round)
(Round round round, round round)
Look around

Dear Prudence, let me see you smile
Dear Prudence, like a little child
The clouds will be a daisy chain
So let me see you smile again
Dear Prudence, won't you let me see you smile?

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