The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Girl”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Girl.” “Girl” is on The Beatles “Rubber Soul” album. The song was written by John Lennon. John would say on the song “This was about a dream girl. When Paul and I wrote lyrics in the old days we used to laugh about it, like the Tin Pan Alley people would. And it was only later on that we tried to match the lyrics to the tune. I like this one. It was one of my best.” John said that the fantasy girl in the song was anchetype he was searching for his entire life and finally found in Yoko Ono. {Be careful of what you are looking for} There were a couple ‘jokes’ in the song that John threw in- one is he had the background singers singing ‘tit tit tit tit tit.” This album was influenced by pot and you can also hear the indrawn breath several times. John Lennon: vocal and acoustic guitars/ Paul McCartney: backing vocal and bass guitar/ George Harrison: lead acoustic guitar/ Ringo Starr:drums. The song was recorded on November 11th, 1965 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

Rating “Girl” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars ***** a classic.

  • “Girl” was never released as a single.
  • Rolling Stone Magazine ranked “Girl” at #62 on their “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs” list. Spignesi and Lewis had “Girl” ranked at #80 on their “100 Best Beatles Songs’ list.
  • Length of song 2:33.
  • On John’s final album “Double Fantasy” he had a song called “Woman.” John would comment that “Woman” was a grown-up version of his Beatles song “Girl.”

GIRL  {Lennon-McCartney}

Is there anybody going to listen to my story
All about the girl who came to stay?
She’s the kind of girl you want so much It makes you sorry
Still, you don’t regret a single day
Ah girl Girl
When I think of all the times I’ve tried so hard to leave her
She will turn to me and start to cry
And she promises the earth to me
And I believe her
After all this times I don’t know why
Ah, girl Girl
She’s the kind of girl who puts you down
When friends are there, you feel a fool
When you say she’s looking good
She acts as if it’s understood
She’s cool, cool, cool, cool
Girl Girl
Was she told when she was young that pain
Would lead to pleasure?
Did she understand it when they said
That a man must break his back to earn
His day of leisure?
Will she still believe it when he’s dead?
Ah girl Girl Girl
Ah girl Girl Girl