Sunday, July 29, 2012

Bluebird


Mrs. Vanderbilt Bluebird paulmccartney.filminspector.com



"Bluebird" is an album track off of Paul McCartney and Wings' "Band on the Run." It appeared as the B-side of the "Mrs. Vanderbilt" single in continental Europe. As with many of Paul's songs, its creation is lost in murkiness, with some sources claiming it was written during a Jamaica vacation, other sources stating it was written long before that vacation. Most agree that "Bluebird" is a post-Beatles composition, probably in 1971.

Mrs. Vanderbilt Bluebird paulmccartney.filminspector.com


Paul has a certain fondness for "Bluebird." He recorded a version in 1980 with Jimmy McCulloch and Joe English to include with his apology to Japanese fans for his drug bust that January which prevented him from appearing there. Paul also sang it on his "Wings Over the World" tour in the 1970s, gathering Denny, Linda, and the other into a circle on stage and making it a bit of a sing-a-long. While Paul later added others to Wings, at the time of "Bluebird" the group was down to Paul, Linda, and Denny Laine, so they are the three that appear on the single sleeves.

Mrs. Vanderbilt Bluebird paulmccartney.filminspector.com


Listening to tracks like this really hammers home how important Linda was to the Wings sound. Maybe not the most polished singer, but Linda did contribute.


Mrs. Vanderbilt Bluebird paulmccartney.filminspector.com


LATE AT NIGHT WHEN THE WIND IS STILL
I'LL COME FLYING THROUGH YOUR DOOR.
AND YOU'LL KNOW WHAT LOVE IS FOR,
I'M A BLUEBIRD,
I'M A BLUEBIRD, I'M A BLUEBIRD, I'M A BLUEBIRD, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.
I'M A BLUEBIRD, I'M A BLUEBIRD, I'M A BLUEBIRD, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

TOUCH YOUR LIPS WITH A MAGIC KISS
AND YOU'LL BE A BLUEBIRD TOO.
AND YOU'LL KNOW WHAT LOVE CAN DO.
I'M A BLUEBIRD,
I'M A BLUEBIRD, I'M A BLUEBIRD, I'M A BLUEBIRD, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.
I'M A BLUEBIRD, I'M A BLUEBIRD, I'M A BLUEBIRD, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

BLUEBIRD, (bluebird) AH HA,
BLUEBIRD, (bluebird) AH HA,
BLUEBIRD, (bluebird) AH AH AH.

FLY AWAY THROUGH THE MIDNIGHT AIR
AS WE HEAD ACROSS THE SEA.
AND AT LAST WE WILL BE FREE.
YOU'RE A BLUEBIRD,
YOU'RE A BLUEBIRD, YOU'RE A BLUEBIRD, YOU'RE A BLUEBIRD, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.
YOU'RE A BLUEBIRD, YOU'RE A BLUEBIRD, YOU'RE A BLUEBIRD, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

AT LAST WE WILL BE FREE,
BLUEBIRD, LIKE ME,
AT LAST WE WILL BE FREE.

ALL ALONE ON A DESERT ISLAND
WE'RE LIVING IN THE TREES.
AND WE'RE FLYING IN THE BREEZE.
WE'RE THE BLUEBIRDS, WE'RE THE BLUEBIRDS,
WE'RE THE BLUEBIRDS, WE'RE THE BLUEBIRDS.

SINGING:
BLUEBIRD, (bluebird, bluebird) AH HA

Band on the Run paulmccartney.filminspector.com

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