The Beatles Song Of The Day- Let It Be

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The Beatles Song of the Day is Let It Be. Let It Be was written by Paul McCartney- and was on the Let It Be album- and a #1 single by The Beatles.One of the most famous of all Beatles songs- Let It Be was written as The Beatles were unraveling. Paul saw that John would rather be with Yoko than in the studio, George was unhappy- even Ringo had quit a few months earlier. Paul was now the one keeping The Beatles going. The song was written in the style of a hymn with Billy Preston’s gospel chords- and the mention of Mother Mary- which wasn’t THE mother Mary but Paul’s mother Mary who had died when he was a teenager. Paul has said that he wrote the song after waking up from a dream about his mother- and she was telling him in the dream everything was going to be alright. John would mistakingly claim that Paul was trying to write a Bridge Over Troubled Water here- but that wasn’t possible since Let It Be came first. In Ken Burns Vietnam documentary series last year- at the end of the series-Burns chose Let It Be to be the song playing at the end.  Paul McCartney: vocal, backing vocal, piano, maracas: John Lennon:bass: George Harrison: backing vocal, lead guitar: Ringo Starr: drums: Billy Preston: organ, electric piano:  Uncredited: 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tenor sax and cellos.

 

  • rating “Let It Be” ***** out of 5 stars- a classic.
  • Let It Be was released as a single and went to #1.
  • Length of song: 4:03 the album version: 3:50 the single version.
  • Recorded on January 25, 26, 31 April 30, 1969 and January 4, 1970.
  • Spignesi and Lewis rank Let It Be #3, Rolling Stone #8, The Beatles Listeners Poll #9, Jim Beviglia #72 and critic Bill Wyman #10 out of 213.

 

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, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be
For though they may be parted, there is still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
And when the night is cloudy there is still a light that shines on me
Shine until tomorrow, let it be
I wake up to the sound of music, Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
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