Friday, January 06, 2006

Cry Baby Cry

AUTHORSHIP Lennon (1.00)
Original lyrics: "Cry baby cry, make your mother buy." Lennon said, in about 1968, that he got the words from an advertisement. The Beatles: Illustrated and Updated Edition

McCARTNEY: "Because John had divorced Cynthia and gone off with Yoko, it meant that I'd hear some of the songs for the first time when he came to the studio, whereas in the past we checked them with each other." This was an example of such a song; Paul liked it. Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now

Rehearsed July 15, 1968, at Abbey Road, then recorded July 16, with overdubbing July 18

LENNON: acoustic guitar, piano, organ, lead vocal
HARRISON: lead guitar (Gibson Les Paul)
STARR: drums, tambourine
GEORGE MARTIN: harmonium
guitar from Guitar (November 1987)

LENNON: "A piece of rubbish." September 1980, All We Are Saying: The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono

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