The lyrics : 1956 to the present

by McCartney, Paul,

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From his early Liverpool days, through the historic decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his long solo career, The Lyrics pairs the definitive texts of 154 Paul McCartney songs with first-person commentaries on his life and music. Spanning two alphabetically arranged volumes, these commentaries reveal how the songs came to be and the people who inspired them: his devoted parents, Mary and Jim; his songwriting partner, John Lennon; his "Golden Earth Girl," Linda Eastman; his wife, Nancy McCartney; and even Queen Elizabeth, among many others. Here are the origins of "Let It Be," "Lovely Rita," "Yesterday," and "Mull of Kintyre," as well as McCartney's literary influences, including Shakespeare, Lewis Carroll, and Alan Durband, his high-school English teacher.

With images from McCartney's personal archives--handwritten texts, paintings, and photographs, hundreds previously unseen--The Lyrics, spanning sixty-four years, becomes the definitive literary and visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

Volume 1 (A-K). All my loving
And I love her
Another day
Arrow through me
Average person
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Band on the run
CafeĢ on the Left Bank
Calico skies
Can't buy me love
Carry that weight
Check my machine
Come and get it
Coming up
Cook of the house
Country dreamer
A day in the life
Dear friend
Despite repeated warnings
Do it now
Dress me up as a robber
Drive my car
Eat at home
Ebony and ivory
Eight days a week
Eleanor Rigby
The end
Fixing a hole
The fool on the hill
For no one
From me to you
Get back
Getting closer
Ghosts of the past left behind
Girls' school
Give Ireland back to the Irish
Golden earth girl
Golden slumbers
Good day sunshine
Got to get you into my life
Great day
A hard day's night
Helen Wheels
Helter skelter
Her majesty
Here, there and everywhere
Here today
Hey Jude
Hi, hi, hi
Honey pie
Hope of deliverance
House of wax
I don't know
I lost my little girl
I saw her standing there
I wanna be your man
I want to hold your hand
I will
I'll follow the sun
I'll get you
I'm carrying
I'm down
In spite of all the danger
I've got a feeling
Jenny Wren
Junior's farm
The kiss of Venus. Volume 2 (L-Z). Lady Madonna
Let 'em in
Let it be
Let me roll it
Live and let die
London town
The long and winding road
Love me do
Lovely Rita
Magneto and Titanium Man
Martha my dear
Maxwell's silver hammer
Maybe I'm amazed
Mother Nature's son
Mrs. Vandebilt
Mull of Kintyre
My love
My valentine
Nineteen hundred and eighty five
No more lonely nights
The note you never wrote
Nothing too much just out of sight
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da
Oh woman, oh why
Old Siam, sir
On my way to work
Once upon a long ago
Only mama knows
The other me
Paperback writer
Penny Lane
Picasso's last words (Drink to me)
Pipes of peace
Please please me
Pretty boys
Pretty little head
Put it there
Rocky Raccoon
San Ferry Anne
Say say say
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
She came in through the bathroom window
She loves you
She's a woman
She's given up talking
She's leaving home
Silly love songs
Simple as that
Single pigeon
Spirits of ancient Egypt
Teddy Boy
Tell me who he is
Temporary secretary
Things we said today
Ticket to ride
Too many people
Too much rain
Tug of war
Two of us
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
Venus and Mars/Rock show/Venus and Mars-reprise
Warm and beautiful
We all stand together
We can work it out
We got married
When I'm sixty-four
When winter comes
Why don't we do it in the road?
With a little help from my friends
Women and wives
The world tonight
The world you're coming into
Yellow submarine
You never give me your money
You tell me
Your mother should know.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Nearing 80, McCartney has never written an autobiography, but this comes pretty close, and in some ways, it is much better. He annotates the lyrics to 104 of his songs, written before, during, and after the Beatles, but here the word "annotates" means not only writing about the genesis of the songs, but also detailing the memories they conjure up, the lessons that he learned, and, perhaps most distinctly, the lovers and friends who were with him on his journey, some of whom left all too soon. Certainly, John Lennon and McCartney's first wife, Linda Eastman, who died at 56 from breast cancer--the same disease that killed Paul's mother when he was 14--are strong presences here. Because the arrangement of the songs is alphabetical, the book skips around in his life, yet there is also a strong thread throughout, depicting a person who loved his family, was moved by his hometown of Liverpool, England, and is still surprised and grateful for the life he has been able to live. Even the most fervent of fans will find new things here: insights, anecdotes, and never-before-seen photographs. Interest in McCartney and his music never seems to wane, and this extraordinarily handsome offering goes deep and wide as Paul brings his story full circle. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The legions of Beatles fans will pursue this lavish, personal, two-volume set offering hundreds of photos and reproductions of memorabilia and thousands of memories."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Songs -- Texts.
Rock music -- Texts.
Popular music lyrics.
Rock lyrics.
Publisher New York, NY :Liveright Publishing Corporation,2021
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Paul McCartney, the lyrics
Contributors Muldoon, Paul, editor.
Language English
Notes Includes index
Description 2 volumes (xxxi, 874 pages) : illustrations (some color), music ; 27 cm, in slipcase 28 x 22 x 8 cm
ISBN 9781631492563
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