The Beatles Song Of The Day– Hey Bulldog

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The Beatles Song of the Day is Hey Bulldog. Hey Bulldog was one of four new Beatles songs to appear on the Yellow Submarine soundtrack. Hey Bulldog was written by John Lennon. Hey Bulldog is one of The Beatles hidden gems- a song that was never released as a single, didn’t get much attention at the time of release but a song whose reputation has grown over the past 50 years. This was the last song The Beatles recorded in 1968 before they went on their trip to India. The Beatles were in the studio making a promotional film for Lady Madonna and since they had the studio time Paul suggested to John that he write a song- John had been working on this at home-they worked on the lyrics- John went over how the song went and they recorded it all in less than a day. The original song went “Hey Bullfrog”but when Paul barked at the end of the song they both found that funny and change it from Hey Bullfrog to Hey Bulldog. Another change from the original the line “measured out in you’ was written as ‘measured out in news” but Paul misread John’s handwriting and they both agreed that ‘measured out in you’ was the better line.John would campaign for Hey Bulldog as the A side of the Lady Madonna single- as much as I like Hey Bulldog- Lady Madonna was the correct choice.  This was the first  Beatles recording session attended by Yoko Ono. John Lennon: double-tracked vocal. piano, guitar, talking: Paul McCartney: harmony vocal, bass, tambourine, barks, talking. George Harrison: lead guitar: Ringo Starr: drums, spoken word. Produced by George Martin.

 

  • rating of Hey Bulldog ***** stars out of 5 stars- a classic.
  • Hey Bulldog was never released as a single.
  • Recorded on February 11, 1968.
  • length of song- 3:14
  • Hey Bulldog was ranked #72 in Spignesi and Lewis’s book, Rolling Stone ranked it #82 in their top 100, Critic Bill Wyman had it #89 out of 213 Beatles songs, The Beatles Channel’s listeners poll had it ranked #13 and Jim Beviglia had it ranked #84 in his book.

 

Sheepdog, standing in the rain
Bullfrog, doing it again
Some kind of happiness is
Measured out in miles
What makes you think you’re
Something special when you smile
Childlike no one understands
Jackknife in your sweaty hands
Some kind of innocence is
Measured out in years
You don’t know what it’s like
To listen to your fears
You can talk to me
You can talk to me
You can talk to me
If you’re lonely, you can talk to me
Big man (yeah) walking in the park
Wigwam frightened of the dark
Some kind of solitude is
Measured out in you
You think you know me, but you haven’t got a clue
You can talk to me
You can talk to me
You can talk to me
If you’re lonely, you can talk to me
Hey hey
Roar
Hey, bulldog (hey bulldog)
Woof
Hey, bulldog
Hey, bulldog
Hey, bulldog
Hey man
Whats up brother?
Roof
What do ya say
I say, roof
You know any more?
Ah ah (you got it, that’s it, you had it)
That’s it man, wo ho, that’s it, you got it
Woah
Look at me man, I only had ten children
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ha ha ha ha
Quiet, quiet (ok)
Quiet
Hey, bulldog, hey bulldog
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