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The Beatles Lyrics: The Songs of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). A must-own souvenir for all Beatles fans and songwriters! The Beatles Lyrics is an amazing tribute to the most influential band in pop history. For the first time ever together in print, it publishes the lyrics to 192 songs by the Fab Four. Also includes a complete discography, lots of great full-page photos throughout the book, and a ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 1992 by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
(first published October 14th 1975)
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I'm surprised to see how high this book's rating is. I'm giving it two stars not because I think the lyrics themselves are bad, but because this book is terribly disorganized. First of all, you should know that many of The Beatles' songs don't appear in this book. Second of all, the songs that do appear don't appear in any particular order. They seem to appear in the order of their albums, but some songs inexplicably appear in the sections that mostly contain songs of other albums. They also don ...more
It is complete it has many interesting stories about the inspirations for each song lyrics, my favorite one will always be Dear Prudence who found herself stuck with the habit of meditation, so they wrote about it in this transcending experience they were living towards religion so this girl could come back to reality because meditation is supposed to help but it is not supposed to be an addiction. It is also very interesting to read that romantic songs Paul wrote to Jane Asher, like I'm looking ...more
Just a wonderful collection of the Beatles lyrics, organized by release date and with the primary singer noted. There are some terrific photos too. Having the lyrics in hand while listening to Beatles music simply makes the experience richer and admiration for their songwriting talent grander.