Thursday, March 15, 2012

'Til There Was You


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Paul McCartney sings "'Til There Was You."




"'Til There Was You" is a lovely song that Paul still routinely plays in concert. It actually is from "The Music Man," written by Meredith Wilson, in which Robert Preston sings it to Shirley Jones in the classic movie version.

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I'm not sure exactly why the Beatles took up "'Til There Was You," as it is the only Broadway show tune the Beatles recorded, but nobody, but nobody sings it better than Paul. Apparently, Paul heard the song due to his babysitter - yes, his babysitter. The Beatles would toss the song off in the studio before they got down to business as a sort of warm-up. McCartney eventually acquired the rights to this song and everything else in "The Music Man" some years ago, so that may be another reason he still likes to perform it. 'Til There Was You" appears on "With the Beatles" in the United Kingdom and "Meet the Beatles in the United States.

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Probably the way most people remember "'Till There Was You" by the Beatles is from their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on 9 February 1964. It was the second of five songs that they sang. Many other singers have undertaken "'Til There Was You," and their versions may be the ones that you recall. However, for those familiar with the Beatles version, it just screams "early Beatles" as much as "A Taste of Honey" and their songs with Tony Sheridan.


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