The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Till There Was You”

The Beatles Song of the Day is “Till There Was You” which is 6th song on Side 1 of “With The Beatles.” “Till There Was You” is the first cover song on the album, the first five songs having been written by The Beatles.Half of the fourteen songs on “With The Beatles” would be covers. “Till There Was You” was written by Meredith Willson for the 1957 Broadway hit show “The Music Man.” Peggy Lee one of Paul’s favourite artists Peggy Lee had a hit with it in 1958. The song was recorded on July 18th and 30th, 1963. John Lennon: acoustic rhythm guitar/ Paul McCartney: vocal/ George Harrison: acoustic lead guitar/ Ringo Starr:bongos. It was recorded at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin. The Beatles had rearranged the song and it had been played during Beatles concerts from 1961-64. They played it on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964 because it appealed to a larger audience.

Rating “Till There Was You” from 1 to 5 stars ***

  • “Till There Was You” didn’t make the Rolling Stones The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs or Spignesi and Lewis’ “100 Best Beatles Songs” list since it was a cover and they didn’t include covers.
  • The time of the song is 2:16.
  • Early on John and Paul both had talked of one day wanting to write a musical.
  • “Till There Was You” was never released as a single.

“Till There Was You” {Willson}

There were bells on a hill
But I never heard them ringing
No, I never heard them at all
Till there was you
There were birds in the sky
But I never saw them winging
No, I never saw them at all
Till there was you
Then there was music and wonderful roses
They tell me in sweet fragrant meadows
Of dawn and dew
There was love all around
But I never heard it singing
No, I never heard it at all
Till there was you
Then there was music and wonderful roses
They tell me in sweet fragrant meadows
Of dawn and dew
There was love all around
But I never heard it singing
No, I never heard it at all
Till there was you Till there was you
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