The Beatles: Get Back (2021) s01e01 Episode Script

Part 1: Days 1-7

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In spite of all the danger ♪
In spite of all that may be ♪
I'll do anything for you ♪
Anything you want me to ♪
If you'll be true to me ♪
In spite of all the heartache ♪
That you may cause me ♪
I'll do anything for you ♪
Anything you want me to ♪
If you'll be true to me ♪
Some other guy now
Has taken my love away from me ♪
I was immediately struck by their music,
their beat
and their sense of humor,
actually, onstage.

And it was there that, really,
it all started.

Love, love me do ♪
You know I love you ♪
The Beatles

George Harrison, Ringo Starr,
John Lennon, Paul McCartney.

- Come on
- Come on
- Come on
- Come on
- Come on
- Come on
- Come on
- Come on
Please please me, whoa yeah
Like I please you ♪
George, you think all this
success is just a one-night stand?
I mean,
it can't go on the way it has been going.

Ooh ♪
She loves you yeah, yeah, yeah ♪
This is no ordinary departure
from London Airport.

The Beatles are on their way to America.

Paul McCartney may have been wondering
how the songs he and John write
will go over in the States.

Listen, do you want to know a secret? ♪
This rock and roll group has taken over
as the kingpins of musical appreciation.

- Do you hope to get a haircut at all

- No!
- No, thanks.

- I had one yesterday.

Ladies and gentlemen, The Beatles!
Close your eyes and I'll kiss you ♪
Tomorrow I'll miss you ♪
The Beatles, who originated
as a small-time act out of Liverpool,
now have no rivals
as the kingpins of the teenage set.

Hope you need my love, babe
Just like I need you ♪
Oh, hold me ♪
- Did you enjoy it?
- Yeah, it was marvelous.

I just loved all of it.

The Beatles are the top
pop music phenomenon of the century.

Did you have a chance to get
away from anybody at anytime on the trip?
- Yeah.

- He got away from me twice.

It's been a hard day's night ♪
And here with The Beatles was
Brian Epstein, their famous manager.

'Cause I don't care too much for money ♪
Money can't buy me love ♪
Can't buy me love ♪
And I do ♪
And I do, hey, hey, hey ♪
And I do ♪
Hey, pardon me for asking,
but who's that little old man?
Oh, that's my grandfather.

He's very clean.

Help me if you can ♪
I'm feeling down ♪
And I do appreciate you being 'round ♪
Has any of you any ambitions left at all?
Yeah.
I want to be an astronaut.

They're gonna put me in the movies ♪
They're gonna make a big star
Out of me ♪
Says Paul, "We've had so much success,
we don't care if it fades tomorrow.

We've reached the point
where we don't have worries anymore.
"
Yesterday ♪
All my troubles seemed so far away ♪
Baby, you can drive my car ♪
Yes, I'm gonna be a star ♪
Baby, you can drive my car ♪
And maybe I'll love you ♪
Beep, beep, beep, beep, yeah! ♪
We all live in a yellow submarine ♪
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine ♪
With Manila, some of the fans
have broken off diplomatic relations.

Yeah, I'm the Taxman ♪
John,
what exactly happened at Manila Airport?
You're treated like an ordinary passenger.

Ordinary passenger!
An ordinary passenger,
he doesn't get kicked, does he?
- Would you go to Manila again, George?
- No.
I didn't even want to go that time.

Do you consider that this religious issue
is answered once and for all?
The quote which John Lennon made has
been represented entirely out of context.

But I'm not saying
that we're better or greater
or comparing us
with Jesus Christ as a person.

You tell me what you think I meant,
and I'll tell you whether I agree.

What difference has all
this row made to this tour, do you think?
It's made it more hectic.

Well, I've clarified it about 800 times,
you know.

People said to us last time we came
all our answers were a bit flippant.

They said, "Why isn't it this time?"
And the thing is, the questions
are a bit more serious this time.

Turn off your mind, relax
And float down-stream ♪
The Ku Klux Klan
is going to stop this performance.

Apart from that, it's great.

Having a swinging tour.

Let me take you down ♪
'Cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields ♪
Penny Lane is in my ears
And in my eyes ♪
Sergeant Pepper's
Lonely Hearts Club Band ♪
Everything's all right.

Oh, I get by with a little help
From my friends ♪
Lucy in the sky with diamonds ♪
All you need is love ♪
I read the news today, oh boy ♪
Roll up for the mystery tour ♪
Roll up, we've got everything you need ♪
Roll up for the mystery tour ♪
Roll up, satisfaction guaranteed
Roll up for the mystery tour ♪
Yes, Mr.
Bloodvessel.

I am the walrus
Goo goo g'joob ♪
Far from the noise and pace of city life
in the cool, clear air
of Rishikesh, North India,
the world-famous quartet stroll quietly
in the lovely meditation retreat
of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Flower-loving Yogi told reporters
that his brand of peace of mind
could only be truly appreciated
by intelligent men of the world.

The Ukraine girls really knock me out ♪
They leave the West behind ♪
While my guitar gently weeps ♪
Blackbird singing
In the dead of night ♪
- We don't get on at all.

- There are so many father figures.

Oh, I see.

What is Apple, John?
It's a company we're setting up
which involves records,
films, electronics,
which make records and films work,
- and, what's it called? Manufacturing?
- Yeah, it does a few things, you know?
Hey Jude, don't be afraid ♪
You were made to go out and get her ♪
Remember to let her into your heart ♪
Then you can start to make it better ♪
Better, better, better
Better, better, oh ♪
Yeah ♪
- Yeah, yeah, yeah
- Na, na, na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, hey, Jude ♪
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na ♪
Na, na, na, na, hey, Jude ♪
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na ♪
Na, na, na, na, hey, Jude ♪
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na ♪
Na, na, na, na, hey, Jude ♪
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na ♪
Na, na, na, na, hey, Jude ♪
Jude, Jude, Jude, Jude, Jude, Jude! ♪
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na ♪
Na, na, na, na, hey, Jude ♪
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na ♪
Na, na, na, na, hey, Jude ♪
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na ♪
Na, na, na, na, hey, Jude ♪
Two, take one.
Silent turn over.

Running.

As I leave the desert skies ♪
And my thoughts return to home ♪
Yes, my thoughts return to home ♪
I'm just a child of nature ♪
I don't need much to set me free ♪
I'm just a child of nature ♪
I'm one of nature's children ♪
- Where's the what?
- The mixer and the 8-tracks and all them.

- Hi, Ringo.

- Hi, George.

- Happy New Year.

- Happy New Year.

Everybody got a piece of toast
To chew on ♪
Everybody's got soul ♪
Everybody's got soul ♪
Everybody got to feel
This all alone ♪
Don't let me down ♪
Don't let me down ♪
Don't let me down ♪
Don't let me down ♪
Don't let me down ♪
Don't let me down ♪
I'm in love for the first time ♪
I don't think this is
a very acoustically good place.

Who's that little old man?
Oh, is he one of the Hare Krishnas
or something?
'Cause they won't be rehearsing
shots for three weeks.

As I was saying to Mal,
keep all the audience out, you know

If you can think of a

One of those Binson Echorec things.

Have a little one of them.

Oh, are you recording our conversation?
Yeah.

We should have a bass

a bass and guitar all in one.

- Yeah.

- Be great, wouldn't it?
Well, two people
should have bass and guitar.

Maybe we should learn
a few songs first.

Great.

Oh, no, ah ♪
One, two, three.

Yeah, I've got a feeling ♪
- Oh, please believe me
- Yes, I will
I'd hate to miss the train
Oh, yeah ♪
Oh, yeah ♪
And if you leave me
I won't be late again ♪
No, no ♪
Oh, no, oh, no ♪
No, no, yeah ♪
One, two, three ♪
I've got a feeling ♪
Then it goes to E.

All these years I've been wandering ♪
G.

Wondering how come nobody ♪
E.

All that I've been looking for
Was somebody who looked like ♪
Stop.

I just gotta see which should come where.

Everybody had a hard on.

Everybody had a hard on ♪
Except for me and my monkey.

Everybody been

Oh, yeah! ♪
Oh, no ♪
Oh ♪
Yeah, yeah ♪
I've got a feeling ♪
- Everybody had a hard year
- Whoo, yeah, yeah
Everybody had a good time ♪
Everybody had a wet dream ♪
Everybody saw the sun shine ♪
- Oh, yeah
- Yeah
- Oh, yeah, oh, yeah
- Oh, oh, yeah
Oh, oh ♪
- No, no
- No, no
- Yeah
- No, no
I've got a feeling ♪
I've got a feeling ♪
Which this isn't.

Um, um, we

- December 25th.

- Yeah.

Yeah.

When you're ready.
That's right.

We could do
Yeah.

Go, go ♪
Go, Johnny, go, go ♪
Go, Johnny, go, go ♪
Come all without
Come all within ♪
You'll not see nothing
Like the Mighty

All of us just

They say everything can be replaced ♪
Every distance is not near ♪
Yeah, I've got a feeling ♪
John is just finishing it up.

I'll take you up in the Art Department
when you get a moment.

You can see some of the designs
and all that, 'cause it's well under way.

Is it still the 17th?
No, 24th now, because of this.

Why? This is only going to take two weeks.

Well, we don't know yet, do we?
It's a love that lasts forever ♪
It's a love that has no past ♪
- Don't let me
- Down
That's all the bits you've got?
Don't let me

All right.
If you had,
"Don't let me down,"
say twice at the beginning

But you know when you bring that,
"'Cause I'm in love for the first time"?
- I don't dig that.
Sounds like a middle 8.

- Oh, yeah.
Okay.

It doesn't sound like
But I

Some of it.

Scrap that,
except use that somewhere near the end.

That one used to go after the

Love that
A love that had no past ♪
- Yeah, 'cause that's where

- "Nobody ever loved me like she do me.
"
No harm just having a break in that bit.

Yeah, except just skip that little

- Yes.

-
interlude.

- Put the interlude right somewhere.

- In the beginning.

I'll do one set of "don't let me down.
"
Uh
"Like she do me.
Ooh, she do me.

Yes, she do me.
"
I didn't quite get around to making sense,
you see?
So we'll see what happens.

Do you want some sandwiches?
We don't eat these.

Paul, do you want some sandwiches?
- Hang on.

- Ray.

- Do you want a dry bun?
- A dry bun? Yeah.

It's like a rock cake
but needs butter or something.

The thing I don't want is,
like, a TV show sound.

They always seem to have that
sort of farty, little sound on TV shows.

Well, don't forget,
you're hearing it on a TV speaker,
which is a grotty speaker.

But see, this place sounds terrible now.

It may just be great.

You can never tell
with these places though.

We did "Yer Blues"
in a little room like a bog.

- Yeah.

- And

No separation in there, you know?
- We really got good separation.

- Yeah.

The thing is,
that an open-air sound is fantastic.

I've always wanted to do something
in the open air.

It'd be nice to try and find some way
to do it out of doors.

It's so bloody cold.

It's your English rain which is
worrying about outdoors in this country.

- Yeah, right.

- Snow or rain will do me.

You know, wind and anything.

Make all that

- It's just a frozen hand trying to

- Yes, you could.

play those notes.

Trying to get your E-seventh
when your little finger's frozen

The snow and rain.

It's all right.
You might just
have a few deaths on the set
due to electric shocks.

I was very taken by the place
Denis talked about.

Yeah.
That was

Because I could see it outside torch-lit.

2,000 Arabs and friends around.

No, I think we won't be.

I think you'll find
we're not going abroad.

'Cause Ringo just said
he doesn't wanna go abroad.

No, and he put his foot down.

- So

- Yeah?
Us and Jimmie Nicol might go abroad.

I think the thing to do
is just be very flexible still
about every aspect of the enterprise.

I think
Well, I think, you know

Michael, I think you're pretty right.

He won't give up.

- Pretty fair comment.

- You're pretty right, Mike.

Are you gonna keep the beard?
I don't know.

You ought to get one
of those big-brimmed hats
with those ringlets down the ears.

Yes.
Yes, I saw that
on telly the other night.

That'd be good.

Then we could do it in Israel.

We're on our way home ♪
We're on our way home ♪
We're going home ♪
Middle eight, B flat.

You and I made memories ♪
Longer than the road
That stretches out ahead ♪
Two of us wearing raincoats ♪
Standing solo in the sun ♪
I'll do a verse.
Just

No, I think it goes

We're on our way back home ♪
Ba-bam, ba-ba ♪
Three, four

It's like

On our way back ♪
Ba-da, da-da, da-da ♪
We're on our way home ♪
Two, three.

We're on our way home ♪
Two, three.

We're going home ♪
- Two.

- After three.

It goes into waltz.

It goes into three.

We're on our way home ♪
Ch-cha-cha, cha ♪
We're going home ♪
Yeah.

We're on our way home ♪
Repeat now.

We're on our way home ♪
Then short.

We're going home ♪
And that's like a break.
Ch-cha.

Two of us ♪
I'll go from the beginning.

Chu-chu-chu-chu-chu-chu, ooh ♪
We're on our way home ♪
Ch-cha-cha, cha, ooh ♪
We're on our way home
Ch-cha-cha, cha, ooh ♪
We're going home ♪
You and me, Henry Cooper
Henry Cooper ♪
Henry Coop ♪
You and me, Henry Cooper ♪
It's not
It's not

That was 23, take one.
End announcement.

Wearing raincoats ♪
Nice, that purple.

"What do you think
of George's pseudo tie sweatshirt?"
I think it's terrible.

"The True Story of The Beatles.

You can still get it direct.
"
"Accompanied by his current steady,
American photographer Linda Eastman,
Paul spent a December week in Portugal
visiting The Beatles' biographer,
Hunter Davis.
"
It's just so sort of daft.

"
send a big 'Hi'
to all the Bertle Persons.
"
"It's fab in here!"
I think your beard suits you, man.

Mmm.

I've been thinking
of all the tunes I've got.

And they're all, uh, they're all slowish.

- I seem to be

- Yeah, most of mine are.

See, so far, there's a couple
I know I could do live with no backing.

- Just with the guitar and singing.

- Well, you know

I've got "Taking a Trip to Carolina.
"
In the same

In his mind.

Taking

Oh, no.

Taking a trip on a ocean liner ♪
I gotta get to Carolina ♪
Taking a trip on an ocean liner ♪
I gotta get to Carolina ♪
Oh, baby ♪
I've been

I had
It's on there.

I've got it on the little tape, singing
"I've been to LA and New York too.
"
So, they're not very nice.

You know, the words,
I mean, they're not very good.

- Uh-huh.

- "Carolina," it's, "Oh, baby.
"
Just get me back there.

But it's good.

But they'll have all this sort of

Yeah.
If you wanted to get 8-track stuff
to record all this,
where would we get it?
'Cause, apparently, it hasn't been

We'll lend it to ourselves,
but EMI should do it.

You know, it's like if Benjamin Britten
wants to do an album

- Right.

-
in Paris,
EMI have got to fucking get
all that shit over to him.

And they do, of course.

We subsidize EMI, then get it out there.

- Get an 8-track mixer

- 'Cause they just told Glyn and Mal

They just told them
that they've only got 4-track.

But I know for a fact that they got
8-track out for The Beach Boys.

But The Beach Boys are American.

'Cause I really never thought of that.

It's just we all used to sag off
every school day.

You know, and go back to my house,
and the two of us
would just sit there and write.

There's a lot from then, you know?
There's about 100 songs from then
that we never reckoned,
'cause they were all
very unsophisticated songs.

"They said our love was just fun,
the day that our friendship begun.
"
They said our love was just fun ♪
Oh, oh, oh ♪
The day that

Begun

Because I know you love me so ♪
Wake up in the morning
I don't feel blue ♪
'Cause I know I've got you ♪
Get a funny feeling
All day and night ♪
Get the funny feeling ♪
You don't treat me right ♪
Should have read your letter ♪
And then I'd know ♪
I would have felt much better ♪
Because I know you love me so ♪
Don't think that ever got there, did it?
Well, I've been thinking

love me ♪
Tell me that ♪
Won't you please ♪
Say goodbye? ♪
This love has long since grown cold ♪
Yeah, won't you please say goodbye? ♪
How many times must you be told? ♪
Won't you please say goodbye? ♪
That sounded like

Pick up my bags ♪
Run to the station ♪
Railman said ♪
"You've got the wrong location" ♪
- Pick up my bag
- Pick up my bag, yeah, yeah
- Run right home
- Run home
- Then I find
- Then I find that
- I got the number wrong, yeah
- I got the number wrong, yes
She said she's travelin'
On the one after 909 ♪
Move over, honey
I'm travelin' on that line ♪
Said Move over once
Move over twice ♪
Come on, baby
Don't be cold as ice ♪
She said she's travelin'
On the one after 909 ♪
She said she's travelin'
On the one after 909 ♪
She said she's travelin'
On the one after 909 ♪
Okay.
All right.

Really, that's out of the past, that.

I always meant to just change the words
a bit and do something.

But no, it's so great.

It's all working.
Keep them.

"Said, 'Move over, honey,
I'm traveling on that line.
'"
"Move over once, move over twice.

Come on, baby.
Don't be cold as ice.
"
"You're only fooling around.
"
"You're only fooling around with me.
"
I never sort of knew
what it was about before.

- I mean, so she's on a train.

- Yes.

- And he sort of

- Goes to the station and misses it.

But he goes back and finds
it was the wrong number, so

"Wrong location.
"
To rhyme with "station," you know?
That's great.

"Railman said you got the wrong location.
"
Hello, George.

Hi, Paul.
It's simply great
for you to turn up this evening.

The Animals reunited.

Desmond had a barrow
In the market place ♪
Doris had another in the bog ♪
Charlie has another
In the back of town ♪
And, Lordy, Lordy
Did they have a bag of fun ♪
Oh, my God, oh, my God
Oh, my

Tell it to the captain ♪
Get in trouble with the man ♪
Let the Midnight Special ♪
Shine its light on me ♪
Let the Midnight Special ♪
Shine its ever-lovin' light on me ♪
What do you want
To make those eyes at me for? ♪
- If they don't mean what they say?
- When you're out with someone new
You made me glad
You made me sad ♪
You make me want a lot of things ♪
- That I never had
- Bundle of dynamite
Ah! Fucking hell.

- I just got shocked.

- Just got a belt, man.

I really
I got an electric shock.

Gonna be in trouble over this.

If this boy dies, you're gonna cop it.

Hold that one as well
at the same time and see what happens.

Let me see it again.

Let's try it.

- You get feedback.

- It's the feedback, yeah.

The feedback going into the, uh

There, it's not

- That's it.

- Put your hand on that bit.

It might be
the playing the guitar as well.

It should be where you're here
rather than all this

- You know, all this thing.

- Yeah.

When was it when you touched it?
I gripped hold of two of them together.

- The feedback going into the

- Just grip it tight.

Put the palm of your hand on that bit.

The bit that I find the weakest now is

All these years
I've been wandering around ♪
Yeah, that's just power, you know?
Wondering how come nobody told me ♪
- Maybe harmonies.

- Just sing your one.

All these years
I've been wandering around ♪
Wondering how come nobody told me ♪
All that I've been looking for
Was somebody who looked like you ♪
You're singing B.

Yeah, just sing the next harmony down
so it's not too low for you.

All these years ♪
- All these years I've been

- All

- That's very high for me.

- Don't shout.
It's power.

All these

Oh, it's terribly high.

- Been wandering around
- All these days
Wondering how come

Down on the one note, is it?
All these years
I've been wandering around ♪
Wondering how come nobody told me
All that I've

That's very high, you know?
All these years I've been wandering ♪
Fuck it!
One, two, three, four.

All these years I've been wondering

You! ♪
- It's a bit early for that, isn't it?
- Yeah.

Early in the morning, you know?
I'm not 18 anymore.

Everybody had a hard

Everybody

Uh
Hair down.

Socks up.
Foot down.

- "Everybody pulled their socks up"?
- Yeah.
Yeah.

Everybody pulled their socks up ♪
- "Foot down.
" Okay, that's it.

- Right.

Yeah.

Bit of power there.

I don't want every time
we're doing "Don't Let Me Down,"
that it hurts just to rehearse it.

I wonder how long it is.

Do you want to time it, Mal?
'Cause it's probably
only about half a minute long.

Desmond had a sparrow
In his parking lot ♪
One, two, three

Don't let me down ♪
Don't let me down ♪
Don't let me down ♪
Don't let me down ♪
- Three minutes!
- What?
- Three minutes, 40 seconds.

- That's fine.

- Three minutes, 40 seconds.

- Yeah.

This is incredible.

- It's long.
It sounded just like

- Half a minute.

Okay.

Uh, I've got one.

- Uh, "Gimme Some Truth" or something.

- Something like that.

- "Gimme Some Truth.
"
- We could finish that.

- Remember your hangman bit?
- Yeah.

- It was all right.

- No.

"No, no freaked-out

yellow-bellied son of Gary Cooper gonna
"
Freaked out

- It started in D, didn't it?
- Yeah.

Some

That was
That was my bit.

Freaked out, yellow-bellied

Sick and tired of hearing words ♪
- Yours was in E, wasn't it?
- No, it was in D.

Hope ♪
Money for rope ♪
If we add a

Money for rope ♪
No freaked out, yellow-bellied
Son of Gary Cooper gonna tell him

For dope ♪
Money for rope ♪
Just money for rope ♪
I'm sick and tired of hearing lies ♪
By seasick, narrow-minded
Shortsighted hypocrites ♪
All I want is the truth ♪
We should change the

Just gimme some truth ♪
I've had enough of readin' lines ♪
By some sicked out
Hard-sided politicians ♪
All I want is the truth ♪
Just gimme some truth ♪
No, it was in D and E.

- Oh, okay.

- Yeah.
Right.

Perhaps if you stuck it
over that side

How's that for your show?
Okay, yeah.

It's really getting
into a show.

Bottoms up.

If you'll all turn now to "Sunrise,"
I would very much appreciate it.

"All Things Must Pass.
"
There's no solo
or anything complicated.

It's purely just rhythmical and vocal.

And if we suddenly add a Lowrey organ

Also, the chords really are E.

To F-sharp minor, to E, to A.

E to F-sharp minor.

E, A.

All things must pass ♪
All things must pass away ♪
Sunset doesn't last all evening ♪
Doesn't last ♪
A wind can blow those clouds away ♪
Wind can blow those clouds away ♪
After all this ♪
My love is up and must be leaving ♪
It's not always been this grey ♪
All things must pass ♪
All things must pass away ♪
But the middle bit,
because it says the same word first

Like "All things must pass away," then

All things must pass ♪
Something there, you know,
is where we'd overdub something
or add voices, or I'd track it, or

Maybe it would be better
if we just did it straight, first of all.

All things must pass ♪
Okay.

Just to do everything
just really mechanical
and then we can sort of
get it all good after that.

Macrobiotic pills are good at arriving ♪
At the right time ♪
A wind can blow those clouds away ♪
Yeah, okay.

It looks like it on the paper.

"A miner can blow these clouds away.
"
- Mal's writing.

- What are they all having? Pale ale.

- Pale ale.
Anyone else want a drink?
- Yeah.
Anybody else want a drink?
- Yes, please.

- Yes.

- I'll have a glass of white wine.

- I'll have a beer.

You know, man,
the idea of doing this thing
so that it's just us doing it
and there's no overdubs
or you can't get out of it
is much better really.

Because, you know, all the time recording,
you're thinking,
"It's all right.
We can do that later.
"
People are doing live shows now,
they do their overdubs
'cause they're phased and echoed live.

But we're still thinking of it in terms of
the four guys and four amps in The Cavern.

Yeah.

Yeah, I'd like phasing.

But the phasing is Alex,
and he's building the studio
and putting it in this week.

Yeah.

When I'm walking beside her ♪
Not bad though.
Good try that, Johnny.

Yeah, but you know, John,
the difference between me and, say, Eric,
I'm just another guitar,
sometimes playing bits
and sometimes singing.

But he's the only guitar to play lead.

And so he's, like, playing.

That's how he can keep it going
all the time.

- Yeah.

- So

I feel now I can play things.

I can learn things that will sound okay,
especially fast fingering like that.

It's jazz, man.

You know, like, a lot of guitarists
can sustain even,
but they play it like a lot of shit.

But his thing takes on a pattern
and gets somewhere and resolves itself,
which is very hard.

Yeah, I'm sure you'll dig it when you see.

And what shall we do, then?
I'm so tired ♪
I haven't slept a wink ♪
I'm so tired ♪
My mind is on the blink ♪
I wonder should I call you ♪
And get myself a drink ♪
No, no, no ♪
No.
Lay off the booze, boy.

'Cause I'm so tired ♪
I don't know what to do
Don't know what to do ♪
I'm so tired ♪
My mind is set on you ♪
Ah ♪
I wonder should I call you ♪
But I know what you'd do ♪
Oh, no, no ♪
You'd say ♪
I'm putting you on
But it's no joke ♪
Uh, John?
How near are we
to getting the stuff in?
Should be in today with any luck.

I've got bits and pieces coming from IBC.

And George's 8-track coming and EMI's gear
should be here either today or tomorrow.

I haven't thought of it like a record yet.

I think the idea of the record
should be a live performance.

The fact it's being recorded
is something

It's like when I heard
Sgt.
Pepper last night.

I thought, "Oh, that
So that's
what live performances could be like.
"
You know, even though that was a lash-up
that wasn't a live performance there.

Good morning.

Hi.

I won't lie.
I'm not too good.

- Morning.

- How are you?
Hiya.
Good morning.

We ought to think this week
sometime about the show.

- We are thinking about the show.

- We never stop thinking about it.

- Good morning, George.

- Morning, all.

- It's just a funny day again.

- Again?
Wouldn't it be nice if
we did this show with a big audience?
Yes.

I think we should forget
the whole idea of this show.

Yeah, just, that's it.
Okay.

I'll go along with that.

- We're back

- We're back to square one.

Here comes my recording studio.

Who's gonna
look after all this equipment?
'Cause the only thing is,
it is, like, 10,000 quid.

And is Alex going to plug all that up?
Supposedly.

Now, Alex rang me yesterday, George,
and said that he didn't think
that you needed an 8-track console.

Alex said he can build one.

- Now, the thing is that it might go wrong.

- Yes.

Where did you get Alexis from?
He worked for Pye Color Television

No, he was in England
and John Dunbar asked him
if he'd stay and build a light machine
for The Stones' tour.

Yeah.

So he stayed and did that.

Then he met John, and then he met us.

- Hmm.

- And he's been there ever since.

Hmm.
Hmm.

Yeah, I'm not going to tell you the
story about Alex and his foot pedal am I?
Have you actually tried it out or

You see, the thing is
he just comes across things
and then he says,
"Oh, yeah, I've done this.
"
But he hasn't actually made it
because he's busy building
recording studios.

I don't think we should
have Alex build one
because it's better to have something
that we know we can use and is reliable.

Yeah, you wear out your women ♪
Well, you wear them high ♪
They do my woman ♪
Why, why, why, why, why? ♪
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
My imagination ♪
It took me by surprise
In the middle of my conversation ♪
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my
My imagination ♪
Conversation

Something like
The words, like,
"Love for the first time in my life,
so don't you let it get away.
"
Uh

- What are the words?
- "It lasts forever and a day.
"
Uh, no.
"Love for the first time
in my life.
" Here you go.

I'm in love for the first ♪
Love for the first time in my life ♪
Don't you know it's gonna last ♪
It's nice though.
I mean, it's

What can we do to that bit then, you know?
A dah dah ♪
I'm in love for the first time ♪
In love for the first time ♪
Yeah, it's really like
that's where the piano would come in.

See, would you have piano on it?
Yeah, I like the idea of piano.

But how do we do that?
One of us play bass.
George play the bass.

But then there's no guitars.

Well, it's either you or him.

Or a bass player or a pianist.
You know?
- If we need somebody else

- Yes.

probably be like a guy
that plays piano all the time.

- Somebody like Nicky Hopkins.

- Or anybody.
Yeah.

Or if it develops that nothing
need be done on guitar except for rhythm,
then we say, "Well, fuck that.

Two rhythms.
We'll have one piano.
"
Okay, well, we'll play the rhythms
with the guitars anyway.

I was thinking
about this whole three mics bit.

Do you think we should?
I was watching that pop show on BBC2.

The Move were on.

You know that one little voice there
doing harmony, one little voice there.

They never joined into a group.

Nobody ever loved me
Like she do me ♪
Ooh, she does me ♪
Yes, she does ♪
And if somebody ever loved me
Like she do me ♪
- Oh
- Yes, she do me
Yes, she does ♪
It should be, like,
a sustained thing over that.

Nobody ever loved me like she ♪
So, George, so that we can split up,
so that you're, like, doing the chords,
like a "Ave Maria" thing.

Yeah.

Yes, she does ♪
Tell me

Like on the tom-toms

You know what I mean?
Yeah, so it goes

There's a point where we'll have to
concentrate on the guitar
for each song, you know, where,
if it's going to play anything.

But if it's
"I'm in love for the first time.
"
And I'm doing, uh

I'm in love for the first time ♪
For the first time in my life ♪
And you know it's gonna last ♪
It's nice though.

I mean, corny's all right in this one.

'Cause what he's doing is corny.

But it
See, that's the thing
that will make it not corny,
if we sing different words.
So, you say

I'm in love for the first time ♪
Love for the first time in my life ♪
Wait, okay.
But roughly

Okay, well, we'll do that.

That comes later.
So

- Just start off with a corny one.

- Yeah.

'Cause the words aren't that good.

So it goes

I'm in love for the first ♪
Love for the first time

I think the words should be corny
'cause there's no clever words in it.

I'm in love for the first time ♪
La la la la la la la ♪
Don't you know it's

- You see, we should

- Yeah, change the beat.

Should be different beat
and all on to light things and cymbals.

Yeah.

Arthur Alexander then?
Okay, do it from the beginning.

I'm in love for the first time ♪
Love for the first time in my life ♪
Don't you know it's gonna last ♪
Don't you know it's gonna last ♪
It's a love that lasts forever ♪
It's a love that lasts forever ♪
It's a love that has no past ♪
It sounds like the same old shit.

Well, I like the same old shit
if it's just clear, you know?
Okay, so how about
how about
changing around these two?
And when you sing,
"Don't you know it's gonna last,"
we sing, "It's a love that has no past.
"
Then he sings it, and then we repeat,
"It's a love that lasts forever," exactly.

When you sing,
"It's a love that has no past,"
we sing, "It's a love that's gonna last.
"
- Yes.
I agree.

- Okay, so

I'm in love for the

"Love for the first time in my life.
"
"It's a love that has no past.
"
Swap that one for the other,
so that when he's singing that,
we're singing the other.

Then, "It's a love that lasts forever.
"
Repeat that, even though
it sounds funny.
It'll be all right.

And then,
"Don't you know it's gonna last.
"
Just try it through roughly.

- I'm in love
- Dah dah
Don't

I'm in love for the first time ♪
Love for the first time in my life ♪
Don't you know it's gonna last ♪
It's a love that has no past ♪
It's a love that lasts forever ♪
Yeah, well, that time it was just silly.

What's the bones of the part?
We don't really know
what we're saying now.

Love for the first

- It was always weak on your guitar

- Yeah, sure.

'cause that's a weak bit
of the song, that.

- But you see, nothing has to happen

- Yeah, it's the same bit.

in those things.

- If you listen to the words and things

- Yeah, right, nothing does.

all that's going on
is the bass, guitar and drums doing

I'm in love for the

It doesn't really make that much odds

No, but

Love for the first time ♪
Don't you know it's gonna last ♪
It's a love that lasts forever ♪
It's a love that has no past ♪
- Yeah.
All right?
- Yeah.

That's the only time that works, really,
is on the last line.

- Paul, forget the last line.

- I'm just trying to get a bit

We'll try to sort of go right through.

We keep talking about it.

- It seems we're saying

- Okay, girls.

- Give in.
I give in.

- You're right that it's wrong on that bit.

You see, the first song is not bad.

Okay.
Okay, we'll just repeat
exactly what you say.

One, two, three.

I'm in love for the first time ♪
For the first time in my life ♪
Don't you know it's gonna last ♪
Don't you know it's gonna last ♪
It's a love that lasts forever ♪
It's a love that lasts forever ♪
It's a love that has no past ♪
It's a love that has no past ♪
Don't let me down ♪
Okay.
Okay, that's
that's all right.

That's

- Yes, I can't hear you.

- Right.

No.

I think it's awful, actually.

We're gonna improve on that

If we had a tape recorder now and then
just taped that and played it back,
- you'd throw that out straightaway.

- Yeah, right, but

- Yeah.

- No, really.

- You'd throw it out, right? I mean

- Yeah, sure.
Okay.

Well, for a start
it would be better to sing

Instead of

Ah ♪
Yeah, see, but in a way,
that's even cornier, I think.

That little harmony bit.

It's just too pretty.

It's a love that lasts forever ♪
- Just anything would be

- Yeah, well, that's
It's the

I think you should
just get a corny one first
and then start doing roundups.

You know, you'll start getting
the rhythm to it, something, or change it.

Don't you know it's gonna last ♪
You know, we've just gone round, like,
for an hour with nothing in our heads.

- Just
And we're back, so let's

- We've been through a lot of permutations.

Yeah, I know,
but let's move
sort of move on now.

Today's the sixth.

- What is it?
- Yeah.

We haven't done many yet.

Yeah.

Two of us riding nowhere ♪
Okay, now

- Am I singing on this or what?
- I don't know, really.

"Two Of Us"?
You have to remember the words too.

Yes, I've got 'em here.

But learn 'em.

I almost know 'em.

On our way back ♪
On our way home ♪
See, look.

On our way home ♪
Listen, now.

See, we're gonna have to sort of bring it
together, 'cause we're all at odds.

We're doing that thing
we did on The Beatles.

Like, in this verse, it's two harmonies
singing, trying to say some words, right?
It's not sounding together.

Or we can stop and say it's not together.

When you just get them?
No, not really, it's just

We've got to be imaginative.

You know, like

It's like
It's complicated now, so it

See, if we can get it simpler
and then complicate it
where it needs complications,
but it's complicated in the bit

But you know what I mean?
Well, you know, we do this then.

Then we
And then, I don't know.

Yeah.

I can't do it on film either.

Can't frickin' do it on camera.

Yeah.

Forget about Candid Camera.

And I have been for,
like, a couple of years.

It's like I always sound

I always feel as though I'm trying
to put you down and stop you playing.

But I'm not.

I'm trying to stop us all playing
until we know what we're playing.

But you've got to play in order
to find which fits and which doesn't.

- Mmm.

- You see that's all we can do.

I don't wanna say it,
'cause I really just hear myself
as being the only one saying it, always.

And like, the three of you
just sort of sit there, like

"Oh, he's saying that one again is he?"
And I never get any support, or anything.

So I just think, "Oh, well.
Fuck it.
"
And I know it's right,
and you know it's right.

Yes, all right.

I just don't know what to do about it.

But doesn't everyone agree
that it's confused at the moment.

So, all I'm trying to say is,
we've only got 12 more days,
so, like, you know, we've really got to
do this methodically, this one.

Well, it's annoying, you know?
It's like a matter of
working it out with you
while you're working your bit out.

You know, have you got your bass bit?
Look.
You know, you

You're doing it again
as though I'm trying to say that.

And what we said the other day,
you know I'm not trying to get you.

What I really am trying to just say,
"Look lads, the band,
shall we try it like this, you know?"
It's funny though
how it only occurs when the

It's like, "Shall we play guitar
all through 'Hey Jude'?"
- Well, I don't think we should.

- Yeah.
Okay, well, I don't mind.

I'll
I'll play, you know,
whatever you want me to play.

Or I won't play at all
if you don't want me to play.

Now, whatever it is that will please you,
I'll do it.

- But do you wanna take the gallop?
- No, okay, but don't

Now come on.
Look

We've gotta do this.

We've really gotta sort out this,
'cause we're rehearsing, and we're trying
to, like, get it together for the TV show.

So we really
Like you said,
we've only been through four numbers.

So we probably gotta get some system
to get through, like, 20 or 30,
and know them all and have learnt them.

So that we get all the chords.

- So we can all vamp them all.

- Yeah.

Then we can, like,
all play every solo we need.

But, like,
it's gotta sound as though it's improving.

Yeah, I know what you mean.

It's just that that way of doing it
puts me off the way I'm trying to do it.

Yeah.

Let's do another song.

This is why we take so long.

I think we play it shitty ten times,
and so it's sort of in there.

And then I think we could come
and play it quite good then.

On our way back home ♪
On our way back

I'll have to tune my guitar.

It's got to just drive along like a car.

So how do we do that?
It was turning heavier.

Do you want it more countryish or more

I can't talk anymore, I really can't.

On our way back home ♪
Two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

On our way back home ♪
On our way back home ♪
- But it comes

- Then just end on D.

- It could end on G for that one.

- G.

Mondays on the road ♪
- It's like Lyme Street Station.

- What?
It reminds me a bit
of Lyme Street Station.

Between 10:00 and 11:00 is the time.

Thinking of getting rid of him.

I'm never late.

He's never late.

He's a bloody pro, is Ringo.

You're playing that bass again.

Peter, can we have a Binson echo unit
for these microphones, please?
I think we could have better mics.

We could have better mics too, Peter.

- You know, those big Neumanns.

- Yeah.

- Yes.

- We might, Michael.
That's quite true.

Ooh, ooh, ooh ♪
Ooh, ooh, ooh ♪
Ooh, ooh, ooh ♪
Ooh, ooh ♪
Don't you know it's gonna last? ♪
Yeah.
It's good
It's,
you know
Musically and that, it's great.

Get back, get back ♪
Get back to where you once belonged ♪
Get back, get back ♪
Get back to where you once belonged ♪
He thought she was a woman ♪
But she was another man ♪
All the folks around
Thought she had it coming ♪
But she gets it while she can, oh ♪
Get back, get back ♪
Back to where you once belonged ♪
Get back, get back ♪
Get back to where you once belonged ♪
Yeah, she thought she was a woman ♪
But she was another man ♪
All the folk around said
"She thought she had it coming" ♪
But she gets it while she can, oh ♪
Get back, hey, get back ♪
Get back to where you once belonged ♪
Get back, get back ♪
Get back to where you once belonged ♪
Get back, get back ♪
Get back to where you once belonged ♪
Get back, get back ♪
Get back to where you once belonged ♪
Oh ♪
I mean, at the moment, we're just
rehearsing the numbers for the show.

None of us has had the idea
of what the show is gonna be yet.

Yeah.
Right.
Yeah.

And that's why, uh

I think if you all have decided
to do a show,
then it should be the best show.

Know what I mean?
The only thing
about that though, is that, uh,
we don't want to go away.

Think of the lights in the water.

Torch-lit.
2,000 Arabs.

- I mean, visually, it is fantastic.

- But we're not going away.

My trouble is

We could make it like requests.

We should do the show
in a place we're not allowed to do it.

You know, like, we should trespass,
go in, set up,
and then get moved,
and that should be the show.

I mean, you know,
if you put us in the Houses of Parliament,
playing in the main gallery
at the Houses of Parliament,
and getting forcibly ejected,
still trying to play numbers,
and the police lifting you

I think that's too much of an obstacle.

She came in
Through the bathroom window ♪
Scuffling with the coppers,
boots and truncheons and all that.

You have to take a bit of violence.

I think that's too dangerous.

But I don't mean for really sick kids.

I mean for kids with broken legs.

I mean, really, kind of,
1944 Hollywood musical Bing Crosby kids.

Or in a hospital,
they can't all get up and walk.

Except for the finale.

Oh, yes!
When John walks up to
the little girl and says, "Come here.
"
And she gets up and walks.

Or maybe an orphans' home?
An orphans' home.

Children are the hope
of the future department.

What about an orphanage?
How does that grab you guys?
It's like, "Going once, going twice,
going three times and that's it.
"
No.

Orphanage

Orphanage going downhill.

What's the biggest charity in the world?
I don't mean in terms of polio,
but what's the most charitable thing
anybody could do?
They say

Don't they say, "Charity begins at home"?
We'll do it at George's house.

We gotta have some serious reason
for doing this or else we won't.

What's it for?
Can't be for the money.

I've decided the whole point of it
is communication.

And to be on TV is communication.

We've got a chance to smile at people,
like "All You Need Is Love.
"
But
So that's me incentive for doing it.

The worst that we have is
a documentary of us making an LP
if we don't get into a show.

But we haven't played together, you see.

That's the fucking thing.

But when we do come together to play,
we all just sort of talk
about the fucking past!
We're like old age pensioners.

"Remember the days when we used to rock?"
You know, but we're here now,
and we can do it, you know?
But, I mean, all I want to see
is enthusiasm!
See, the thing is also I get to a bit
where I just sort of push all my ideas.

You know, I mean, a lot will come out
of it if we could get the enthusiasm.

I mean, why are you here?
I'm here 'cause I wanna do a show.

But I really don't feel
an awful lot of support.

We keep coming up against that one,
and I keep saying,
"Yeah well,
I'd like to do this, this and that.
"
And we end up doing something again
that nobody really wants to do.

If this one turns into that,
it should definitely be
the last for all of us.

Because there just isn't any point.

I think that'd be sad.

I mean, as an audience.
That'd be sad.

Course it is!
It's stupid.
It is just stupid.

You see, the people who are being stupid
are the four of us.

which it always is.

The Beatles have been in doldrums
for at least a year.

Ever since Mr.
Epstein passed away,
it's never been the same.

I mean, we've been very negative
since Mr.
Epstein passed away.

And that's why all of us, in turn,
have been sick of the group.

It's discipline we lack.

We've never had discipline.

We had a sort of slight,
symbolic discipline.

Like Mr.
Epstein.

You know, and he sort of said,
"Get suits on," and we did.

You know, and so we were always fighting
that discipline a bit.

There really is no one there now
to say, "Do it.
"
Whereas there always used to be.

Daddy's gone away now,
and we're on our own at the holiday camp.

I think we either go home or we do it.

I think we've got a bit shy, you know?
I think I've got a bit shy
of certain things, you know?
'Cause you know how often, like, on albums
we sometimes blow one of your songs,
'cause we come in in the wrong mood.

And you say,
"This is how it goes.
I'll be back.
"
And we're all just,
"Oh, well you
"
That's why we're wrong
to throw away the show.

Because there's no desire.

So it's like,
if we're doing the show,
we're gonna have to work hard.

And that means
by the time a week from now comes
all these songs we've got,
we've gotta know perfectly.

Because they just turn out shitty

No, but this
Thinking it's not gonna
come out great won't help.

If we cancel the show now,
we'll be throwing it away.

But equally,
at the moment we haven't got a show
and so none of us really want to do it.

I'll do it.

I'm not interested, you know, to spend
my fucking days farting around here,
while everyone makes up their minds
whether they want to do it or not.

It's like Mal said last night,
"If you're gonna do the show here,
you've gotta decide today.
"
And as far as I can see,
there's only two ways.

We're gonna do it,
or we're not gonna do it.

And I want a decision!
Maybe we should have a divorce.

Well, I said that at the last meeting.

But it's getting nearer, you know?
Who'd have the children?
Dick James.

Oh, yeah.

We all need you.

And, you know,
if you all can't get it together,
that's really very sad.

So, I think what we should do now
is let you play a little
and then you all have lunch together.

And I can give you
some more fennel, maybe?
Yes.

So shall we leave you for a while?
- Yes.
Yeah.

- Yeah.

"If I'd been out

till quarter to three.
"
Will you still be there? ♪
And then twice

Maxwell's silver hammer made sure that ♪
Minor.

Sure that she was dead ♪
Solo ♪
That's the second lot.

Like a ukulele solo.

Uh

Who was that?
Was that you?
It's all right.

Keep it in.

Just stand near the mic on the night.

Okay.

Uh, John?
They're like a D, D.

D, F-sharp minor, G to A.

Are you just doing it all in D?
Yeah.
Should we go and have lunch?
Take this guitar
I offer you in all humility.

Thank you.

Thanks a lot, Jim.

Oh, Jim Grey ♪
Where is your mother these days? ♪
Mal, we should get a hammer.

And an anvil.

See you later.

Go ♪
Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon her head ♪
Clang, clang, Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that Joan was dead ♪
Whistle.

That's nice, fellas.

Back in school again
Maxwell is a fool again ♪
Teacher gets annoyed ♪
Wishing to avoid an unpleasant scene ♪
She tells Max to stay
When the class has gone away ♪
And he stays behind ♪
Writing thousand lines that say
"I fool, Maxwell fool" ♪
- Like that?
- Yeah, E minor to A.

Same as before.

So there's two choruses there.
Solo.

Then the quick end now.

That's okay as long
He's in the space.

Yeah, if you do it in the space.

You know, it's gonna go

- That's the

- That's the one.

He creeps up from behind ♪
Hee-hoo!
Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon her head ♪
Clang, clang, Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead ♪
Take it away, Johnny.

Well done, boys.

Okay, that's "Maxwell's.
"
Mal, did you get the words
to "Across the Universe"?
- They'll send them up this afternoon.

- Has Dick James got the words?
- No!
- I don't think so.

Words are flowing out
Like endless rain into a paper cup ♪
They slither wildly
As they slip away across the universe ♪
Pools of sorrow, waves of joy
Are drifting through my opened mind ♪
Possessing and caressing me ♪
Jai guru deva ♪
Om ♪
He's trying to get a balance in there,
and you've got the words all in front.

- You got the balance, Glyn?
- Yes.

Getting it all right, are you?
Can't you get a music stand?
We had some the other day.

- Yeah, Mal

- There's one over there.

- Do you want a music stand?
- Yes, please.

It goes

Jai guru deva ♪
Om ♪
Nothing's gonna change my world ♪
I wish it fucking would.

Nothing's gonna change my world ♪
Images of broken light ♪
Which dance before me
Like a million eyes ♪
They call me on and on
Across the universe ♪
It's 'cause I'm down.

Thoughts meander
Like a restless wind inside a letter box ♪
They tumble blindly as they make
Their way across the universe ♪
Jai guru deva ♪
Om ♪
Nothing's gonna change my world ♪
Nothing's gonna change my world ♪
Sounds of laughter, shades

I think you better take control, John!
Let me hear
Some of that rock and roll music ♪
Any old way you choose it ♪
It's got a back beat you can't lose it ♪
Any old time you use it ♪
Gotta be rock and roll music ♪
If you wanna dance with me ♪
If you wanna dance with me ♪
Way down South they have a tango ♪
And then it turned into a mambo ♪
Another dancer had a lamba ♪
I started doing another samba ♪
And started playing
That rock and roll music ♪
Any old way you choose it ♪
It's got a back beat you can't lose it ♪
Any old time you use it ♪
Gotta be rock and roll music ♪
If you wanna dance with me ♪
If you wanna dance with me ♪
Way down South they have a tango ♪
And then it turned into a mambo ♪
Another dancer had a lamba ♪
I started doing another samba ♪
And started playing
That rock and roll music ♪
Any old way you choose it ♪
It's got a back beat you can't lose it ♪
Any old time you use it ♪
Gotta be rock and roll music ♪
If you wanna dance with me ♪
If you wanna dance with me ♪
You know where they dropped
all the bombs on Germany,
- they killed more people than

- Than the H-bomb in Hiroshima.

Yeah.

- And all civilians.

- Fucking terrible.

And did you see when they flew over,
it looked like Hamburg.
Just bombed out.

- Nothing.
Just dead.

- Mmm.

- Did you watch the BBC2 thing?
- And, uh

Yeah,
there was that science fiction thing.

Was the science fiction any good?
- It was amazing.
Did you see any of it?
- I only saw the last five
Three minutes.

It started very strange,
where they brought

They had a fellow on a trolley,
and they pushed him in,
- like, a cupboard or a fridge.

- He was the body, wasn't he?
He was just, like, a body, yeah,
that they were gonna use.

- Mmm.

- And they did something.

They were supposed to be
in the year 2100 and something.

- And they went back to 1969, January.

- Mmm.

Focused in on the M1 on this car.

- And made him crash, so that he'd

- Mmm.

And then they somehow take his mind
or whatever it is
and transplant it into this new

- Uh, new body.

- Into the body that he put in.

Rex Industries, they were called.

And, uh, then suddenly it turned into
all that crap about medals and things.

That's what gave me the idea,
'cause suddenly it was the bit
where they were all coming into the ball,
I think it was Austria,
and they all had their medals.

- Oh, I didn't watch that.

- And some music was just playing.

- Music, like a 3/4 thing.

- Mmm.

And so I just had that
in me head, just the waltz thing,
and it was fitting "I Me Mine.
"
- There was no words to it, I just

- Yeah.

Hello.

How are you?
- Morning.

- Good morning.

Do you want to hear a song
I wrote last night?
It's just a very short one.

It's called "I Me Mine.
"
All through the day ♪
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine ♪
All through the night ♪
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine ♪
No one's frightened of playing it ♪
Everyone's saying it ♪
Flowing more freely than wine ♪
All through your life ♪
I me mine ♪
It's lovely.

What's, uh

Is that grammatical?
"Flowing more freely than wine.
"
Yeah.

All right.

- "Flowing much freer"?
- You know what would be fantastic, Paul?
- More freely.

- "Freer.
" It's funny when

If you're writing, yeah,
thinking of how you say it.

- "Freer.
"
- But I got

- For it's sticky out here.

- I was thinking

Yeah, yeah.

All I can hear ♪
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine ♪
All the girls come on then, dancing.

Harrison's fisherwife,
and dwarves and hunchbacks

I me mine, I me mine, I me mine ♪
No one's frightened of playing it ♪
Run along, son.

Everyone's saying it ♪
We'll see you later.

We're a rock and roll band, you know?
Flowing more freely than wine ♪
All through your life ♪
I me mine ♪
- Mine.

- Mine.
I like mine.

Well, I'll get on the barrel organ.

I don't
I don't care
if you don't want it.
I don't give a fuck.

It can go in me musical.

George,
have you any idea what we play?
George?
Can we just borrow that copy?
His amp needs to be on.

Why? Have you got something there?
- No.

- Hello.

Hello?
- More volume.

- This is diarrhea.

When I'm up against the wall, Paul,
you'll find I'm at my best.

That's good echo.

But I wish you'd come up with the goods.

- Look, I think I've got Sunday off.

- Hello?
- Well, I hope you can deliver.

- Hello.

I'm hoping for a little rock and roller.

Yeah, I was hoping
for the same thing myself.

Sammy loved his mammy.

She hammy dammy dammy.

Paul, Paul, Paul.

Stop that goddamn feedback!
And you then being presented onstage,
you should be sitting there
when they are coming in.

And then you open the doors
and we're in the middle of a number.

Or you're just sitting, waiting, and then
when everybody's there, then you start.

As opposed to you coming on
as The Beatles, it's much more intimate.

Well, we're doing it anyway,
while they come in before we start it.

- Yeah.

- Like we did on "Jude.
"
Well, let's
We keep 'em a
bit more disciplined than they were then.

Yeah.

So, the main thing is,
are we going to do it here?
'Cause they've got to build
a control room.

What are the alternatives
to where you want to go?
It's really anywhere
as long as we can get it there.

Are there definite places?
No, I don't know anywhere.

That's why we came here.

Where do you think?
I think you might as well
do it right here.

But, acoustically,
it's not very good here, is it?
It's not as good
as it could be elsewhere, you know?
Now what would make it?
- A lower ceiling?
- Deaden it right down.

Yeah,
a false ceiling above where you are.

Now John'd like to say
a few words on the subject.

I'd like to say
That I like the intimate idea ♪
Rather than a large one ♪
Yeah?
Simply because
We should concentrate on the sound ♪
Simply because
We should concentrate on the sound ♪
Thank you very much.

You and I have memories ♪
Longer than the road
That stretches out ahead ♪
Two of us wearing raincoats ♪
Standing solo in the sun ♪
Don't let me down ♪
Don't let me down ♪
I've got a feeling ♪
A feeling I can't hide
Oh, no ♪
Oh, no ♪
Uh, Mal?
No, I won't shed a tear ♪
Just as long ♪
As you stand ♪
Stand by me, stand by me
Stand by me, stand by me ♪
You got me going ♪
Like a spinning top ♪
Baa-ba-ba-ba-baa
Baa-ba-ba-ba-baa ♪
Legalize pot.

Queen says "no"
to pot-smoking FBI members.

It doesn't

Hey, hey.
It doesn't stop there actually.

Baa, baa, black sheep
Have you any wool ♪
Clang, clang, Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead ♪
A guitar fell over, Paul.

A guitar fell over.

The news is out ♪
All over town ♪
That you've been seen ♪
Out and around ♪
I know that I ♪
Can't win, but then ♪
What can I do? ♪
You win again ♪
All I can hear ♪
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine ♪
Even your tears ♪
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine ♪
Everyone's playing it ♪
Everyone's saying it ♪
Flowing more freely than wine ♪
All through your life ♪
I me mine ♪
- You can keep going now.

- Do you dig it, man?
- I like that one.

- Yeah.

Do you want to do that waltz on the show?
That'd be great,
'cause it's so simple to do.

Every song has got a character.

That's the character of that one.

And we can find each number

how they fit theatrically,
like your dance for that one,
like the song that you cry in,
and the song you do
that brings tears to everybody's eyes.

Yes, all right.
Just sod off!
I mean, you see,
build any set you want.

Maybe not scaffolding

Not obvious scaffolding.

Maybe we can put people up on them.

Think it could hold people?
It could hold

I guess that'd be a bit limited.

Come on, come on
Come on, come on ♪
Come on, come on
Come on, come on ♪
Yeah.
Well

See, this is Around The Beatles,
and that is better, but

Show it to John.

John will tell you about that.

John and Yoko know about that.

They're artists.

It's Around The Beatles '69.

Yeah, that's what Paul said.

That's what Paul said.
He said have
a word with you and see what you thought.

Whether we could vary it.

In terms of
see-through things,
'cause I don't think we're ever gonna

If you wanna see through 'em, use plastic.

Plastic

But don't have scaffolding.

They do it every show.

- Yeah.
Use a different material?
- Just use solid plastic.

- Solid plastic.

- For, you know, to see through 'em.

I like the idea of a see-through thing,
I think.

If you had 'em above our heads,
you could have plastic and see up

That's right.
That's great.

That's a good thought.

That's a good thought, all that.

Think of a helicopter shot
over the amphitheater

Yes, but that's the only argument
you're giving to me is the

- Is the helicopter shot.

- The helicopter shot.

And you'll see the sea
and you'll be in a theater.

And that is
For one, two minutes,
say, of that shot
isn't worth me going out there.

When I really prefer to do it here.

Just big blocks, so you could put blocks
of plastic in any shape you wanted.

We could move the audience round.

Yeah.
Now that would mean
casting the plastic, wouldn't it?
- It's just boxes, you know?
- Might be a material we don't know about.

There will be some kind of new stuff,
you know, like Bakelite or some plastic.

But the thing is,
everything you do has got to be good,
'cause all your albums are good.

I mean, there's not a duff album.

But see,
it is kind of like four years ago.

And there's nothing wrong
with four years ago,
except we're all 28 now as opposed

- I don't mean that

- We're all
Yes, we are.

We're all 28, or whatever we are
in the group.
Baby George there.

I mean, it's not only you as the band
and it's not only them as songwriters.

It is the four of you.

If you got a lot of blocks made,
you could build any formation you want.

- Fit in like a Meccano.

- If you've got box-shaped plastic,
you can build it that long if you want,
or just have it that short.

Like Kubrick would do.

And it's got to be the best.

Because

I mean, the hearts of millions
are with you, you know what I mean?
It's got to be the best.
It can't

I'm not saying you owe it to the world
or anything like that.

But if it is going to be
your last TV show

But I don't want you
to be unhappy 'cause, like

I love you
like I love your three colleagues.

You see, then it's nice to have
the levels where they can dance
and, you know,
whatever they wanna do, you see?
Look, you could have
our thing plastic too.

Yeah, that would be knockout to do that.

And then we could do what we like
with the backing, have it go black or

- Yeah, yeah.

- Black.

Or stark or something, you know?
See, I'd watch an hour of him
just playing the piano.

Me too.
Uh

'Cause he's so great.

But, like, I think

See, I think we gotta find a place
which would complement it.

And I don't see it being here on a stage
with tubular scaffolding around it.

Then we can control all our lights
from a panel.

And we can have what colors you like.

Yes.
You'll always be able
to see us through everything.

That's right.

I'll have the plastic
when you're finished with it.

Well, can we all talk about it?
If
You will take the veto off
if you can be convinced
that we can get an audience out there.

Okay, I love you.
That's fine.

Okay, thanks.

I just do think,
like, this is unique in that

Well, I don't know.

I know, I left out George.

No, I think it's

Yeah.

That's what I was thinking.

The box thing, right?
Yeah.

Yeah.

I don't think it's practical
to do it in England.
It's too bloody cold.

Yes, that was one of the reasons
we started veering off on these ideas
was when we were looking at locations
that Friday after Christmas.

We are in a film studio.

We're going to build something so that

We shouldn't just try and build
something like the Tower Ballroom
'cause we could go to the Tower Ballroom.

But, once you get on a stage,
you are performers
and you gotta have someone to do it to.

Either the camera or real people, I think.

Yeah, we haven't

Any number we've done at the moment,
if we've noticed the camera on us
we've tried to ignore it.

But you've either got to be
performing directly to the people at home
or to an audience.

See that's why I thought like a ballroom.

If we did go right back.

Like, "Come to the Tower Ballroom.

There's a dance on.
"
You know?
Oh, incidentally, we'll be the band there.

And then we go on
and we play all the numbers.

But you're just not the local dance band.

I don't think it's quite enough scope.

I also think that
people are very interested
in seeing how an audience would react.

Because the audience is so much
part of the first half of you, musically.

Okay, so we're all prepared
to do it with an audience.

But you can't just have
the same old audience.

What can you do that's new with them?
If we can just think of an image,
how we'd like to be,
which could be like a nightclub act.

Just the smoochy low lights
and about ten people.

What's the point, when you could be
giving people happiness with a full house?
Whatever kind of full house we decided.

I mean, we have to think
about the audience.

It really ought to be the whole world.

That's where
Now we're going
right
the whole circle back to Sabratha.

It is a location
which is marvelous in itself, by the sea.

What he's saying is right.

It's the background.

I don't think anything is gonna beat
a perfect acoustic place
by the water, out of doors.

For a rock and roll group?
Yes, I think we're gonna do
rock and roll at dawn or at night.

I'm sure we can do rock and roll there
if we get the right audience.

- George, come here.

- I just wanna get it over with.

Yeah.

- Hiya.

- Come on.

- We're going to Africa.

- We're off.

- We're off.

- No, we're not.
Not necessarily.

Where to?
See, it's like having
the most fantastic set on Earth,
but we haven't made a set, you know?
How many are gonna be looking
at the set besides us and him?
Every time we've done an album,
we've said, "Why are we stuck in EMI?"
We could be doing it in LA.

We could be in France.

And every time we do it,
and here we are again,
building another bloody castle around us.

- Well said, John.
Well said!
- And this time we do it there.

I'd be thrilled to do it.

Just timing it so as the sun came up
just on the middle eight.

I think we've got to get

Look, we were gonna
give tickets away at this door here.

We'd given out those tickets,
but they include a boat ride as well.

Okay, yeah.

We're doing a live show.

And we're doing it in Arabia.

And it's like

Whoever has been waiting
to see the lads rocking again.

It's just impractical to try
and get all those

But it's not, you see

Lug all them people there
and try and get all that equipment.

But then if it was their problem

But if you say, "That's
what I want," that's what has to happen.

- That's not our problem.

- Of course it's our problem.

Tell you what I'll offer you.

If we're going away and we hire a boat
to take the audience with you

- That would be knockout.

-
we'll do a bloody show on a boat.

That's your code name.

No, he smoked some garlic once.

So, like, I'll come in with you,
as long as you can get a couple of boats.

- The QE 2.

- And then we're stuck
with a bloody big boatload of people
for two weeks.

At least you can go home from here.

You can get away from it all.

I think the idea of the boat
is completely insane.

It's very expensive and insane, and

I think it should be
the least of our worries.

Money.
I really do.

If P&O will do a deal with Storm,
they'll do one with us.

We should be able to get the boat
for the publicity they get from it.

It's gonna be great.

You'd love the place.

I've moved to Yugoslavia!
I may love the place, but I'd rather
do the show, then go and love the place.

How're you gonna get a ship
in a couple of days?
I was there.
Yes, I know.

But they were passing by
and you only used them for a few hours.

I've seen it, John.

I went to the premiere.

- Did you enjoy it?
- I thought you were great.

Thanks a lot, Ringo.

Still not the same.

If you'll say yes, and if we get it
together, then will you go?
Well, I feel, as the trade says,
"The vibes are very good at the moment.
"
But we can all say yes now
and somebody can decide no tomorrow.

- It's not gonna make any odds.

- Yeah.

- Good night, everybody!
- Good night, Russia.

- That's a wrap.

- I'll see you in Sabratha!
Let's pretend I wasn't here again.

This is the

Here, I'll take you to

- Do you know Michael Lindsay-Hogg?
- No.

Tony's a cameraman.

Yeah.

I better go
and put in some piano practice.

No.

Yeah.

Gatwick Friday, Monday, Tuesday

- Isn't Tripoli in Libya? Yeah.

- That's right.
Yeah.

That flight departs every day 3:05
and arrives 9:10.

- 3:05 p.
m.
at night?
- Yes.

- That's a long trip!
- That's what he told me.

Six hours? Can't be that long?
Every day she takes a morning bath
She wets her hair ♪
Wraps a towel around her
As she's walking to the bedroom chair ♪
It's just another day ♪
Steppin' into stockings ♪
Yeah.

Now, what was it? Uh

I'll give you Mother Mary,
"The Long and Winding Road.
"
The only thing is, it's, um

I think
I really do think
it's gonna be for the world.

Yes, but they do think of you as
for everybody in the world.

That's one of the things I thought was
good about "Jude," the guy in the turban.

Yeah.

Lead me to your door ♪
Second verse ♪
that I haven't got yet.

Leave a space for the same thing ♪
La, la, la ♪
I think it's down to
if we're going to do it in this country,
we might as well do it here.

But actually

Yugoslavia.

Yeah.

Then something about pleasure

From

The many ways I've tried ♪
Yeah.

Gathered all the pleasure
From the many ways I've tried ♪
But still they

I've had lots of pleasure,
but said better.

- You know?
- Yeah.

I've had many pleasure.

I've had much, much

You left me waiting here ♪
A long, long time ago ♪
You left me waiting here ♪
A long, long time ago ♪
Don't leave me standing here ♪
Lead me to your door ♪
There's no more to that yet.

Just call that "middle.
"
The many ways I've tried ♪
That's all right.

"The many ways I've tried" is all right.

But have you got any idea
for the second verse?
See, I was thinking of having another,
like, the weather obstacle in that one.

The storm clouds and the rain ♪
Break upon the winding road ♪
I suppose it should
still be about that.

The, sort of, winding road because

The thing that's up ahead ♪
No, I think the

Golden slumbers ♪
Fill your eyes ♪
It's an old English folk

the words, these.

Smiles await you ♪
When you rise ♪
Sleep, pretty darling
Do not cry ♪
And I will sing a lullaby ♪
Once there was a way ♪
Once upon a time ♪
There lived a

That really should be
like a fairy tale, though.

Once upon a time there lived a princess.

Once upon a time ♪
There lived a king ♪
Sleep, pretty darling
Do not cry ♪
And I will sing a lullaby ♪
And the king will sing a lullaby.

La, la, la, la, la ♪
No, it's one you'd know,
the original one.

But just at the end of it, it goes

And I will sing a lullaby ♪
Should be ready for
a Songs for Swingin' Lovers album soon.

I was just so hungry today,
I had to be late just to eat me breakfast.

I have a bit which might interest you.

I was thinking for a song for Ringo.

Like
Like a story.

A bit like "Act Naturally"
where you sort of

But all they said was, well,
you've got to act naturally.

So
it was like a comedy when I heard it,
you know? It was like

Boy, you're gonna carry that weight ♪
Carry that weight a long time ♪
Boy, you're gonna carry that weight ♪
Carry that weight a long time ♪
Well, I get drunk tonight

She said

You do my fricking head ♪
I said

Been telling on and on ♪
But every time I try to do it
No, it don't take long ♪
Boy, you're gonna carry that weight ♪
Carry that weight a long time ♪
Boy, you're gonna carry that weight ♪
Carry that weight a long time ♪
Boy, you're gonna carry that weight ♪
Carry that weight a long time ♪
Yeah, boy ♪
Well, I love you in the morning
Girl ♪
I love you ♪
Ooh ♪
And I love you in the morning
Girl ♪
I do ♪
I love you every minute
Girl, I do ♪
Yes.

Kevin? Kevin, can we have
some toast and tea, please?
It's tea time now, man.

Can we have some more tea, Kevin?
I need sort of, like,
a gallon in the morning.

- Do you have access to real tea?
- I've got nice tea with us.

Not that piss posh stuff.

I love more than ever
Girl, I do ♪
Yeah.

And a little blues folk song.

- Jimmy, stick 'em up.

- Oh.

When we was just acoustics or something.

There's more skiffling on it,
and it's great,
'cause they don't need any backing,
really.

So, "Get back, get back
"
"Get back to where you once belonged.
"
Think of some words if you can.

I don't know what it's about.

It's about going away.

And then the chorus is "Get back.
"
Uh

So, I just

Actually, it's not about anything.

You know

Yeah, we'll just have those words.

Just words that
They're just nothing
about anything.
It's just, like, rubbish.

The Black man will have the whip hand
over the white man.

Get back to where you once belonged ♪
Get back ♪
Get back ♪
Get back to where you once belonged ♪
Sidi Abdul Rami was a Pakistani ♪
But he didn't live at home ♪
Worried people said
"We don't need Pakistanis ♪
Boy, you better travel home" ♪
Yeah
Get back ♪
Get back ♪
Back to where you once belonged ♪
Get back ♪
Get back ♪
Get back to where you once belonged ♪
Alberto Marin was a Puerto Rican ♪
But he

Born in

Don't dig no Puerto Ricans ♪
Living in the USA ♪
Oh, get back ♪
Get back ♪
Get back to where you once belonged ♪
Just playing more on these

It just fades back.

- Play some piano with it.

- Folk blues.

Tonight Enoch Powell said
Get out, immigrants ♪
Immigrants a-better go home ♪
Tonight Harold Wilson
Said to the immigrants ♪
You better get back
To your Commonwealth homes ♪
Yeah, yeah, yeah
They said you better get back home ♪
Enoch Powell said to the folks ♪
He said you wear
The color of your skin ♪
He said he don't care what it's
All about ♪
So Ted Heath said to Enoch Powell ♪
He said you better get out
Or else you'll go to trial ♪
Enoch Powell
Enoch, you better go home ♪
Commonwealth ♪
Yes ♪
Commonwealth ♪
Yes ♪
Commonwealth ♪
Yes ♪
Commonwealth ♪
Yes ♪
If you don't want trouble
Then you better go back to home ♪
So I went to Pakistani
I went to India ♪
I've been to old Calcutta
And I've had enough of that ♪
- I'm coming back
- Yes
- To England town
- Yes, welcome
And dirty Enoch Powell
And he's had enough of Parliament ♪
Well, I trekked down to Australia
And said to New Zealand ♪
You better come live with us
We're gonna have some fun ♪
We're going up to India
We'll go to Pakistan ♪
We're coming up to Europe and

And dirty Enoch Powell and his

- Oh, Commonwealth
- Yes
- Oh, Commonwealth
- Yes
- Yeah, Commonwealth
- Yes
Oh, hear me talking
Commonwealth ♪
Yeah, the Commonwealth
But it's much too wealthy for me ♪
Much too common for me.

Much too common for me.

Too common for me ♪
Oh, yeah.

I ambled to Australia
And New Zealand too ♪
I went up to Pakistan
And India too ♪
I came back to West Indies
And I had a cricket match ♪
I went into South Africa
And told them to get back ♪
Oh, Commonwealth
I said you're much too common for me ♪
Everybody sing!
- Hey, Commonwealth
- Yes
- Yeah, Commonwealth
- Yes
- Enoch Powell, Commonwealth
- Yes
- Immigrants, Commonwealth
- Yes
Well, I would join the Common Market
But it's much too common for me ♪
Yes ♪
Oh, Enoch Powell ♪
Oh, Enoch Powell ♪
- I'll be taking me shirt off.

- Do it in D.
I'll play with you.

Do you have a tattoo?
- First chance we've had

- So, do you want to try the

Once more.

Get it over here,
that's where we're playing

- With feeling.
With Felix.

- With Felix.

One, two, three, four.

And this is something that happened to me
quite recently.

She came in through
The bathroom window ♪
Protected by a silver spoon ♪
But now she sucks her thumb
And wonders ♪
Get off!
By the banks of her own lagoon ♪
Didn't anybody tell her? ♪
Didn't anybody see? ♪
Sunday's on the phone to Monday ♪
Tuesday's on the phone to me ♪
She said she'd always been a dancer ♪
She worked at 15 clubs a day ♪
Worked in 15 clubs a day?
Yeah!
And though she thought
I had the answer ♪
I just had to sail away ♪
Didn't anybody tell her? ♪
No, no, no, no ♪
Didn't anybody see? ♪
Sunday's on the phone to Monday ♪
Tuesday's on the phone to me ♪
Yeah, she is.

And so I quit the police department ♪
Get a job, cop!
And got myself a proper job ♪
Bloody about time, too, if you ask me!
And though she tried her best
To help me ♪
He bloody need it too.

She could steal
But she could not rob ♪
Didn't anybody tell her? ♪
Didn't anybody see? ♪
Whoa ♪
Sunday's on the phone to Monday ♪
Tuesday's on the phone to me ♪
Hello.
This is Tuesday speaking.

Is that Paul?
I'd like to have a word with you.

I've got something of his in the garden.

I have something of interest for you.

Well, any old time of day ♪
All you wanna hear me say ♪
It's crazy, baby
It's crazy, yeah ♪
God bless our gracious king ♪
If we are in a groovy location place,
we can make the show about different bits
and pieces of what we've done.

Or we have to do it
in one consecutive piece.

I think we could do both, you see?
We should do it about three times.

We'd settle on one day when we say,
"This is the show.
"
But we'd do a, like, dress rehearsal.

Okay.
Shall we do
some other people's tunes as well?
- That'd be nice.

- I don't know any.

I can only just bear doing
your lot's songs.

I love you more each day
Girl, I do ♪
So I got me a lorry
And I took a ride ♪
- This isn't Daddy's tea, is it?
- No.

Daddy doesn't like
this chemical tea, you know?
It turns me off but blows my mind
and floats me upstream.

Baa, baa, baa
Baa, baa, baa ♪
Black sheep
Have you any wool? ♪
Come on, Suzy Parker ♪
I said, come on, Suzy Parker
Everybody's welcome to come ♪
Suzy Parker
Come on, Suzy Parker ♪
Yeah, you come to Suzy Parker
Everybody gets well done ♪
Come on, Suzy Parker ♪
Well, cheers, babycake
Baby, please don't lose

I know I'm one ♪
He's one, all right.

If we can just have a sort of
permanent mic on the piano,
and a permanent mic for me.

So we can hear
both of them, you see, Glyn?
- Great.

- Hah.

Perhaps it's the color
Of the sun cut flat ♪
And covering the crossroads
I'm standing at ♪
Or maybe it's the weather
Or something like that ♪
Mama, you're just on my mind ♪
Words are flowing out
like endless rain into a paper cup.

Dear Apple.

They slither wildly as they slip away
across the universe.

Words are flowing out
Like endless rain into a paper cup ♪
They slither wildly
As they slip away across the universe ♪
"Shakin' in the Sixties!"
Shakin' in the '60s
With a book bought by Dick James ♪
Shakin' in the '60s
With a book bought by Dick James ♪
The noise is a little too loud
for me.

Leave the group then if you don't like it.

Come on.
I've done all mine.

Both of mine.

So, we'll go through it once
and just roughly get it in our heads.

Do you want the bass in for the riff?
Do you want the bass in with the riff?
- Don't know.

- Okay.

Well, I'll just play it by ear then.

So then it goes

When I find myself in times of trouble ♪
Mother Mary comes to me ♪
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be ♪
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me ♪
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be ♪
- Let it be, let it be
- Oh, oh
- Let it be, let it be
- Oh
Whisper words of wisdom
Let it be ♪
Let it be ♪
And all the broken-hearted people ♪
Let it be ♪
Whenever I'm in

Brother Malcolm, Mary
Na, na, na ♪
Let it be ♪
No, keep that.

The rhythm of that bit.

I just feel it needs
something really sustained.

Yeah, how about some words?
Thanks.

Let it be ♪
Words of wisdom

Let it be ♪
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
Like

Words of wisdom
Let it be ♪
- The way I was playing, was starting on F.

- G.

"Whisper words of wisdom,
let it be, let it be.
"
Down to C, down to

But I end up on the wrong one
when you're all moving on to F.

- Whisper words of wisdom
- Words of G
Let it be, let it be ♪
F, C, G.

- Oh, miss the F?
- C, G, to C.

So, yes.
So then, you see, you get this

"Whisper words of wisdom,
let it be, let it be
"
You play that.

Whisper words of wisdom
Let it be ♪
It seems that it's all happening
a little bit too quickly
with them both coming in at the same time.

- Yeah.

- That's all.

When do the drums first come in,
guitar, and all that?
Well, Glyn's saying
first time they come in

He seems to be arranging this.
Come on.

Go on.

Let it

- Could have bass there with a

- Only if you ask nicely.

- You want me on the verse?
- Yeah.
Come in, bass.

On the verse when he comes chapping

- Well, I was thinking of it, yeah.

- Yeah.

- Glyn and I have thought

- Glyn and

Let it be
Let it be ♪
One, two, three.

When I find myself in times of trouble ♪
Mother Mary comes to me ♪
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be ♪
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me ♪
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be ♪
- Let it be, let it be
- Oh, oh
- Let it be, let it be
- Oh
Whisper words of wisdom
Let it be ♪
Let it be ♪
For all the broken-hearted people
Heaven above must agree ♪
Let it be ♪
- Let it be, let it be
- Oh, oh
- Let it be, let it be
- Oh
Read the Record Mirror
Let it be ♪
Forty million Churchills can't be wrong.

Forty million Churchills can't be wrong,
but one de Gaulle can.

We've got a charming one here.

"I Wish I Had Died in My Cradle.
"
I don't know.

"Lisp Of A Baby's Prayer.
"
"Alphabet Song.
" What's that one?
Oh, Christ,
I don't know the whole catalog yet.

4,000 songs is a lot to absorb.

- In the morning?
- Perhaps.

"Nobody Loves a Fairy When She's Forty.
"
This is it? This is the lot?
This is a very good list.

That's the entire catalog up to '65.

Yeah.
Yeah.

Is this the catalog
that's just gone on sale?
- It's the one we just bought.

- You bought it.
Oh, great.

- Which includes Paul and John.
And

- Just about.

- What are you talking about, "Just about"?
- Nothing.
Uh, no comment.

Very substantially, sir.

Yes, right.
Okay.

- Mm-hmm.
Marvelous catalog.

- Oh, it's an incredible catalog.

And we'll start on reprinting
a great deal of this music,
because sheet music and song albums
is an expanding market now.

Right, right.
Yeah, yeah.

You know, 12 songs for five bob
is more than ample.
That's good value.

- Yeah.

- Great.

Yeah.

- "Carolina Moon," my Uncle Ron's favorite.

- Well.

He sings it at all the parties.

All right!
Carolina Moon ♪
Come on, Paul.

The Copyright Act
and the payment for a performance
of a fee didn't start until 1911.

But who buys sheet music?
Is it mainly piano people?
No.
Guitar people.

Yeah.

Well, a lot of our stuff,
I don't know whether it does any more,
because we always publish our lyrics now,
you know?
But you see,
particularly where the boys are concerned,
they create the song, right?
And I give it to my music scribe
and he has to take it down.

And he's a very good man,
very experienced.

He can make mistakes,
but in an effort to eliminate this now
we check the lyrics with John and Paul,
they okay the lyric

- Hi.

- Hi, George.

- Hi, George.

- Hi, man.

I'm well aware.

You're very welcome.

Something to drink out of
or the wife can throw?
Which I sang in my heyday.

- Hi, Georgie.

- Hi, Mike.

Hi, George.
How are you?
It doesn't even seem high to me.

Well, these are gilt-edged songs.

- Morgen.

- Morning.

- Didn't Neil ring you last night?
- No.

Take hold of this.

If anybody says
anything interesting, remember it.

Not really.

Uh
Neil would like us to have a meeting.

- Saturday?
- Yes.

He was very excited and

- Was he? Good news or

- Yes.
Very.

Oh, all right, I'll come for good news.

You watching?
Yeah.

Yeah, I think it's gonna be
a double-sider.

And, uh, we've set it for release

We've set it for release in the States.

She's doing it on The Rolf Harris Show
tomorrow night.

- Is she one of your artists?
- She's an EMI artist.

And we have some territories,
then EMI puts them out in other places.

- Okay, shall we start?
- Yeah.

I'll send some, um

I'll send some discs down, Paul.

Okay.

Should have pressings up, um

Well, I think they were up last night, but
they were up too late for me to get them.

That was a nice start.

Put on your hi-heel sneakers ♪
Bye, Dick.

Cause we're goin' out tonight ♪
Put on your hi-heel sneakers ♪
Cause we're goin' out tonight ♪
We are ♪
And bring along some boxin' gloves ♪
In case some fool might wanna fight ♪
Get back ♪
Back ♪
Back to where you once belonged ♪
I dig this.
I do.

Get back, get back ♪
Yes.

Yes, yes!
We've never learned
so many new numbers at once.
Have we?
Yeah.

- That's it.
It will be better, that.

- Yeah.

Well, should we just redo this one?
- I still haven't got words on this.

- Yes.

Yeah, let's have it like that.

Just have a big, held chord.

All of us just hold a chord of, like, A.

But you creep up with drumming.

So it goes, "One, two, three, four.
"
Only even more like, sort of

So you

You'll have to do something like lead to

What was the record?
- There's one record of ours.

- Should be more like

But even in the

That suggests something to me.
That chord.

Yeah.

And also, that's why I like

That's why "Get Back" suggests
any old number like this.

So if we have harmony on it
and try and make it

Yes?
- 'Cause it's a bit ordinary, isn't it?
- So
So you don't want that?
The "Get Back" bit's the ordinary bit.

Yeah, but it's all right.

I mean, but we should

We should try and get away from

Get back ♪
Get back, yeah ♪
- Get away from that?
- Uh, no

Yeah, but I know.

I mean, just get away from the way

Where did we get that chord? You know?
There was a song we got that chord from.

- There was one where we sort of

- Booker T.
and the MG's.

- Booker T.
Yeah.

- But there's lots

But it's passé, you know?
It's like
It was a couple of years ago.

No, it wasn't.
That's just a chord.

I know, but, you know.
Yeah, but

- Chords like fashions and stuff

- And some chords fit things.

But it's like drainies.

- Yeah, but some drainies

- They're still drainies, but

suit different occasions
and Oxford bags

The thing is, that's good enough
for the rock and roll thing, but

- No, you don't.
You need, like

- You need George Harrison.

- You need George Harrison.
Yeah.

- Mmm.

But just doing simple things
until it's your go.

Because I'm trying to sing louder
to get over the guitar.

Yeah.
But

but if you do the offbeat with Ringo.

Get back, get back ♪
Get back ♪
Get back ♪
Get back ♪
Get back ♪
Get back to where you once belonged ♪
Get back ♪
Get back ♪
Get back to where you once belonged ♪
See, but don't

If you vamp, then it

then it takes away from his vamping.

I think, you know?
But it's like that.
It is like that.

It's like the big, soft lead guitarist,
you know, who just stands there and just

- Little, soft lead guitarist.

- Well, you know

No, but the big one in my head,
where he just sort of goes

But you can either do that soft
or good, you know?
You don't

It's that thing, you know?
- I mean, "She's a Woman.
"
- Yeah.

That was just a better rhythm
than we have, you know, because

And "Sgt.
Pepper" on the organ.
It's just

None of you are trying to do any of it.

Okay.
I'll just write it down then.

- Yeah, and the Puerto Ricans.

- Yeah.

She thought she was a woman.

Jo Jo went and left his

Jo Jo.

Jo Jo left his home in

- What's a Western name?
- Jo Jo went and left

A Western name? Jo Jo

- Go on.

- Perkins.

Jo Jo Perkins left

Jo Jo Lemon

Jo Jo Carter?
Jo Jo Williams?
Jo Jo Braxton.
Jo Jo Pepper.
Brennan.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Daphne left his home

Yeah.

Jo Jo Jackson left his home in Arizona ♪
Don't dig no Pakistanis ♪
Living in a council flat ♪
Oh, get back ♪
Get back ♪
Back to where you once belonged ♪
Two of us wearing raincoats ♪
Standing solo in the sun ♪
You and me chasing paper ♪
Getting nowhere ♪
On our way back home ♪
We're on our way home ♪
We're on our way home ♪
We're going home ♪
On our way back home ♪
On our way back home ♪
On our way back home ♪
That's it.
You know, it'll go

Well, you know.

I think it needs
a bit more of that, this one.

Needs a bit more of that.

In fact, maybe you shouldn't both do that.

- Could you stop playing for a minute?
- Yes, all right, Paul.

while I'm trying to talk to you
about this arrangement.
Thank you.

- Could we go for lunch?
- Is it lunch already?
Yes.

Yeah.

- We aim to please.

- I rang Chris and

Mmm?
Oh.
So pissed.

No.

Yeah.

Stop it! Stop it!
Ooh.
What a buzz.

What a buzz.

"I've Got a Feeling.
"
Okay, George.
Take it.

I've got a feeling ♪
A feeling deep inside
Oh, yeah ♪
Oh, no ♪
Yeah! ♪
Whoa, I've got a feeling, yeah ♪
Don't let me down ♪
Don't let me down ♪
Don't let me down ♪
John! ♪
Yeah, rock it to me, baby.

That's what I like.

You may think this is a full orchestra,
but if you look closely,
you can see there's only two people
playing and one person singing.

I know it sounds like Benny Goodman,
but don't worry.

It's the big sound of 1969.

Bang! Bang!
Maxwell's silver hammer ♪
Came down upon his head ♪
Clang! Clang! ♪
Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that Joan was dead ♪
Maybe for the show, I mean,
you could just say George was sick.

No.
I mean, if he leaves, he leaves.

John, John, John, John ♪
John

Anything you say, dear!
- John, John!
- I've brought the tea.

John!
Yes?
I saw him!
- Terrible!
- Shit!
Yeah.

So cats and kittens, what we gonna do?
Orson Welles.

The thing about Orson is he's very funny.

We were in Belfast,
rehearsing the stage version
of Chimes of Midnight.

And one day he walked off the stage.

"See you round the clubs.
"
He came back an hour later.

Get in your bag!
Get in your
Get in your bloody bag!
- Not again!
- Go on!
The Mersey Beat Awards
for the Best Couple of the Year

goes to John and Yoko.

Isn't it a pity ♪
Isn't it a shame ♪
How we break each other's hearts ♪
And cause each other pain ♪
How we take each other's love ♪
Without thinking anymore ♪
Forgetting to give back ♪
Isn't it a pity ♪
Some things take so long ♪
But how do I explain? ♪
When not too many people ♪
Can see we're all the same? ♪
Because of all their tears ♪
Their eyes can't hope to see ♪
The beauty that surrounds them ♪
Oh, isn't it a pity? ♪
And because of all their tears ♪
Their eyes don't hope to see ♪
The beauty that surrounds them ♪
Oh, isn't it a pity? ♪
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