Monday, February 27, 2006

I've Just Seen A Face

AUTHORSHIP McCartney (1.00)
Written in Jane Asher's basement music room at Wimpole Street. Many Years
McCARTNEY: "I think of this as totally by me. It was slightly country and western from my point of view. It was faster, though, it was a strange uptempo thing. I was quite pleased with it. The lyric works: it keeps dragging you forward, it keeps pulling you to the next line, there's an insistent quality to it that I liked." Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now

June 14, 1965, at Abbey Road

McCARTNEY: acoustic guitar, lead vocal (occasionally double-tracked)
LENNON: acoustic guitar
HARRISON: acoustic lead guitar
STARR: drums, maracas

McCartney's Aunt Jin liked this tune, so its working title was "Aunty Jin's Theme."

McCARTNEY: "My old Aunty Jin was like an earth mother: 'Sit down and we'll talk about it.' There was a lot of security there. She was a central character, she was known as Control within the family."

Aunty Jin is one of the few people to have received a name check in one of Paul's songs; both she and his brother get a listing in 'Let 'Em In' on Paul's 1976 album Wings At The Speed Of Sound, showing how his childhood continued to be woven into his songs. Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now

Later the George Martin Orchestra recorded the song as an instrumental with that title.

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