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Re: Home In Lyrics - Beatles` Challenge

That's how I'd calculate it.

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@Bambino wrote:

That's how I'd calculate it.


Agreed Cheers

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Oh, never mind the placings, what's the other track with the LOCK in?

 

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Oh, never mind the placings.......


Was only ever said by someone who didn't win LOL

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HOME IN LYRICS CHALLENGE:

The missing "lock"

 

The answer is in I`ll Cry Instead

 

In the published lyrics, the third verse reads "I`m gonna lock myself away".

My source is the recognised publication - The Beatles` Lyrics, published by Omnibus Pres in 1998, which have aslos published other books on The Beatles. In the acknowledgements and forward to the book, it states that the lyrics have been published with permission of Northern Songs [the Lennon-McCartney publishing company] so it is extremely doubtful that permission would be given to a published who published the wrong lyrics.

 

I realise that the players search for the answers by listening to the tracks and can therefore appreciate the difficulty in finding this answer. To explain, I need to give a little background to the recording and release of the track on A Hard Day`s Night Album. Various takes [recordings] were made of the song. For the UK album, George Martin took one take and ixed it, with the vocals in the third verse mixed further back. For the US album, a different take was used and mixed with the vocals further forward. 

Knowing that the players listen to recordings, I listened to my copy - the original first edition mono mix of the UK album, with the vocal further back, and is "lock".

When further pressings of the UK album were made, due to sales and demand, it was remixed with a different take. It was further remixed with different take in Feb 1987, and again in 2009.

On the remixed take the vocals in the third verse are "hide".  

It is possible - or even likely - that the version which players listened was a later mix of the different take with "hide" rather than "lock".

 

Please note: I have always used reputable sources in all of the Challenges - including the lyrics book mentioned, Alan Aldridge`s lyrics book, the books by renown Beatles experts Mark Lewisohn, and Steve Badman; the Beatles` endorsed Beatles` Monthly magazine [where the background to the title Ciggies, Sarnies and Songs came from].

It is worth noting that one lyrics website which gives the lyrics to I`ll Cry Instead as "hide" has a note stating that the lyrics had been corrected a number of times by fans. 

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@MI5 wrote:

Was only ever said by someone who didn't win LOL


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I have posted the results and have given the number of correct answers each played submitted during the Challenge.

I will leave it to the players to decide who, and how many, joint winners there are.

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Clearly 4 joint winners as one answer was already given.
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@Mi-Amigo wrote:

I have posted the results and have given the number of correct answers each played submitted during the Challenge.

I will leave it to the players to decide who, and how many, joint winners there are.


Thanks, @Mi-Amigo - a Challenge fit to challenge the best, and now it leaves us needing a rest.

 

Great, and at times hard, work - even if the spelling of lock in later versions of that song is HIDE Whistle

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Pretty obscure for the LOCK answer, @Mi-Amigo. As for the results....

I think it's a good thing that we're putting this to bed for a while. Thought I'd add this to finish things off.

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