Friday, March 03, 2006

It's Only Love

AUTHORSHIP Lennon (.6) and McCartney (.4)
This song was the product of a writing session out at Weybridge. It was John's original idea and Paul helped him finish it. Paul puts it as 60-40 to John.

June 15, 1965, at Abbey Road

LENNON: acoustic guitar, tambourine, lead vocal
HARRISON: lead guitar
STARR: drums

The original title was "That's A Nice Hat (Cap)." The tune was later recorded as an instrumental by George Martin and his orchestra under that name.

LENNON: "That's the one song I really hate of mine. Terrible lyric." Hit Parader (April 1972)

McCARTNEY: "Sometimes we didn't fight it if the lyric came out rather bland on some of those filler songs like 'It's Only Love'. If a lyric was really bad we'd edit it, but we weren't that fussy about it, because, it's only a rock 'n' roll song. I mean, this is not literature." Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now

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