Author: John Lennon/Paul McCartney
Credited to both Lennon & McCartney but written by Paul alone. Working title: Scrambled Eggs (Oh My Baby You Got Lovely Legs). Apart from George, the other Beatles weren't even in the studio when McCartney recorded it, accompanied by a string quartet. That was George Martin's idea and the first time orchestration reached the Beatles. N°1 US, no single in UK (at least not in '65). Also rejected by Billy J. Kramer. In 2006, out of the blue, Italian sources linked McCartney's melody with an old folksong from Naples: Piccerà Che Vene A Dicere (1895). Every newspaper copied the same information while no one seemed to check. There ain't such a song to be found, not on the internet, not even in the Archivio Sonore della Canzone Napoletana.
Ria Valk [as Beste Kees]
Liesbeth List [as Gisteren]
Lily Castel [as Eens Een Dag]
Hugues Aufray [as Je croyais]
Cathy Berberian [mezzo soprano and Mrs. Luciano Berio]
Sjef Van Oekel [as Gisteren]
Eva Cassidy [posthumous release]
Wet Wet Wet [on soundtrack Bean, The Movie; sung by Rowan Atkinson in the film ('Suddenly')]
An & Jan [as Spiegelei]
Paul McCartney & Jimmy Fallon [as Scrambled Eggs; it was this TV host's idea to finally record a decent working title version, with the author]
Himesh Patek [in film Yesterday]
To see all registrated versions lined up one after another, go and visit the publishing room in London's Sound Archive (Exhibition Road).
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