The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Blue Jay Way”

 

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Blue Jay Way.” “Blue Jay Way” is on The Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour” album. The song was written by George Harrison. He was in Los Angeles and in a Hollywood Hills house that he and his wife Patti had rented  on Blue Jay Way. George was waiting for his friend Derek Taylor to come over and see them. Derek was having a hard time finding the house.  John Lennon: backing vocal/ Paul McCartney: backing vocal and bass guitar/ George Harrison: double-tracked vocal, backing vocal and Hammond Organ/ Ringo Starr: drums and tambourine./ Uncredited: cello. The song was recorded on September 6th and 7th and October 6th, 1967 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

Rating “Blue Jay Way” on a scale of 1 to 5 ***

  • The phrase ‘don’t be long” is sung in the song twenty-nine times.
  • “Blue Jay Way” was never released as a single.
  • Length of song 3:56.
  • Neither Rolling Stone Magazine in their “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs” or Spignesi and Lewis in “100 Best Beatles Songs” ranks “Blue Jay Way.”

“Blue Jay Way” {Harrison}

There’s a fog upon L.A.
And my friends have lost their way
We’ll be over soon they said
Now they’ve lost themselves instead
Please don’t be long please don’t you be very long
Please don’t be long for I may be asleep
Well it only goes to show
And I told them where to go
Ask a policeman on the street
There’s so many there to meet
Please don’t be long please don’t you be very long
Please don’t be long for I may be asleep
Now it’s past my bed I know
And I’d really like to go
Soon will be the breath of day
Sitting here in Blue Jay Way
Please don’t be long please don’t you be very long
Please don’t be long for I may be asleep
Please don’t be long please don’t you be very long
Please don’t be long
Please don’t be long please don’t you be very long
Please don’t be long
Please don’t be long please don’t you be very long
Please don’t be long
Don’t be long, don’t be long, don’t be long
Don’t be long, don’t be long, don’t be long
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