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And Your Bird Can Sing
“Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
How about some Beatles?
BONUS - http://www.beatlestube.net/video.php?title=And+Your+Bird+Can+Sing
"And Your Bird Can Sing" is a song by The Beatles, released on their 1966 album Revolver in the United Kingdom and on Yesterday...and Today in the United States. The songwriting credit is Lennon/McCartney, though the song was written solely by John Lennon. The working title was "You Don't Get Me". Lennon was later dismissive of the song, as he was of many of his compositions at the time, referring to it as "another of my throwaways...fancy paper around an empty box".
The song, a hard-edged rocker, is memorable for its extended dual-guitar melody, played by George Harrison and Paul McCartney. A version of the song, featuring George on his Rickenbacker 12-string guitar, was recorded on 20 April 1966 but was scrapped: the group recorded the album version on April 26. The rejected version, heard on the Anthology 2 album, features a vocal track on which Lennon and McCartney are giggling hysterically. The Anthology liner notes states that the tapes do not indicate the source of the laughter. However, given the group's excessive consumption of cannabis during this period, it is likely that they were under the influence at the time of recording.
A number of incidents have been suggested as inspirations for the song's cryptic lyrics, which recall in tone those of She Said, She Said:
"And Your Bird Can Sing" was used as the theme song of the Beatles's cartoon series during its third season. The song is playable in the music video game The Beatles: Rock Band.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday yesterday to
Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
31 - The late Alex Nicol (February '49)(deceased 02/23/12) AND Webb Edwards ('57) AND Don Jett (NNHS / Warwick HS - '60) of FL AND Tina Crowder Adderholdt ('65) of NC AND Ivan Anker ('67) of VA;
01 - Harold Smith ('57) AND Barbara Fritsche Barnes ('63) of VA;
04 - Robert Workman ('57) AND Sylvia Hall Hammond ('66) of FL!
|Many Happy Returns to You All!|
YESTERDAY IN WWII:
March 28, 1933 - In Germany, the Nazis ordered a ban on all
Jews in businesses, professions and schools.
March 28, 1941 -
Battle of Cape Matapan – in the
Andrew Browne Cunningham led the
Royal Navy in the destruction of three major
heavy cruisers and two destroyers.
March 28, 1945 - Germany launched the last of the V-2 rockets against England.
YESTERDAY IN 1964:
|Friday, March 28, 1964 - Painter Pablo Contrisciani was born in La Plata, Buenos Aires.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:
March 29, 1941 -
Royal Australian Navy
forces defeated those of the
Battle of Cape Matapan.
March 29, 1942 - The
Bombing of Lübeck in World War II
was the first major success for
RAF Bomber Command
against Germany and a German city.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
|Saturday, March 29, 1964 - Police officer and politician Michael A. Jackson was born in Cheverly, Maryland.|
From Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally ('65 and '68) of VA - 03/28/14, 9:18 PM - "Class of 1968":
Hope you are doing well. As for "bone-on-bone knees" I had the same problem; just had them both replaced, one in '03 and the other in '10. Best thing I ever did, but I still have to take Celebrex for joint pain (hands, feet, etc.). Have just learned to wake up "stiff" and go to bed "aching" -- could be worse!
Sad news for the
Class of 1968. We lost another class member,
Warren D. Vines, on 3/24/2014. The obit was in the Daily Press but
did not mention NNHS.
Elizabeth Tedder Nunnally NNHS Class of '68
I'm sorry to hear this, Elizabeth; thank you so much for telling me! Warren transferred to NNHS the fall after I graduated, so I neither knew him nor recognized his name.
WOWZERS! Thanks, Jimmy!
A beautiful story of these Marines, beautifully told;
video adds a lot.
A true story about 19 marines killed on an island (defending against the Japanese).
They had to retreat, so asked the islanders to please bury them for us.
Years later, found a man who had been a teenager then and remembered where they were buried.
They sent a C-130 and an honor guard over there and found all 19 had been buried with their helmets on, their rifles in their hands, in perfect condition. The islanders had really done a wonderful job.
As they were loading the bodies, a voice from out of nowhere started singing "The Marine Hymn"..........gave everyone goose bumps. It turns out that the voice was from a man who spoke no English but remembered a song the Marines taught him when they landed.
They got all 19 and their photos are at the end.
IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THIS - BE SURE YOU'RE SITTING DOWN.
THIS ONE OF THOSE GESTURES FOR WHICH THERE ARE NO WORDS.
Thank you so much, Billy!
From My Friend, Adrienne of UT - 03/27/14 - "30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself":
to Stop Doing to Yourself
ABSOLUTELY! Thanks, Adrienne!
|COOL BEANS! Thanks, Jimmy!|
BONUS BIRD CROCHET PATTERNS:
|Bird Crochet Patterns - a plethora of patterns!|
BONUS BIRD RECIPES:
|Upland Game Bird Recipes|
From Butch Ragland ('63) of CO - 03/09/14 - "NNHS Logo Caps":
Our 1st Shipment/Order of the NNHS Logo Caps have arrived and are being
packaged for shipping today; with shipments being sent out Monday &
Tuesday: I have approximately 27 caps out of the first 100 ordered
remaining. Anyone wishing to get a cap at the introductory price of
$10.00 plus S/H of $4.59 may do so at my eBay Store:
After the initial order has been sold the price will go to the regular
retail price of $14.95.
Thanks to those who purchased from the 1st Shipment! When I review the sales at the end of this month, I will begin offering other items, such as Mugs, T-Shirts, Jackets, key chains, etc.
I have already made a contribution to the NNHS65 Newsletter for support of Carol's efforts toward keeping us NNHS Classmates informed of noteworthy news; plus the Charity of Wounded Warriors Fund will receive a donation check quarterly from the proceeds from Sales of these NNHS Logo Products.
In addition to the discounted prices for NNHS Logo Products, anyone purchasing additional products from any of my websites may contact me at: email@example.com or raglandtradingpost.com with info pertaining to your purchases and I will send you a 20% refund of your total purchase price via Paypal to your payment account. You may contact me at anytime for additional information on these items and/or discounts offered.
Thank you so very much, Butch!
One day a
genie appeared to a California man and offered to grant him one wish.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1955 holds Lunch Bunch gatherings on
the first Thursday of every month at Steve & John's Steak House on Jefferson
Avenue just above Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News at 11:00 AM. The luncheon is
not limited to just the Class of '55; if you have friends in that year, go visit
2. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.
3. Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26, 2014 - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 60-YEAR REUNION in Newport News. Further info from Dr. Harry Simpson at 804 694 0346 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mickey Marcella at 757 249 3800 or email@example.com, or Betty H. Neher at 757 898 5099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/21/14
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE:
PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat
And Your Bird Can Sing
Written by John Lennon (credited toLennon/McCartney)
Recorded by The Beatles, 1966
You tell me that you've got everything you want
And your bird can sing
But you don't get me, you don't get me
You say you've seen seven wonders and your bird is green
But you can't see me, you can't see me
When your prized possessions start to weigh you down
Look in my direction, I'll be round, I'll be round
When your bird is broken will it bring you down
You may be awoken, I'll be round, I'll be round
You tell me that you've heard every sound there is
And your bird can swing
But you can't hear me, you can't hear me
"And Your Bird Can Sing" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/beatles/ - 03/30/11
Your Bird Can Sing"
of http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/And-Your-Bird-Can-Sing-lyrics-The-Beatles/7C6262837F7A73DB48256BC20013B69A - 03/30/11
Singing Bird Cartoon courtesy of http://wisdomwalking.net/2007/04/27/the-unsung-bird-can-sing-now/ - 03/30/11
Animated Beatles Divider Line clip art courtesy of a website which no longer exists - several years ago
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
courtesy of Glenn Dye ('60) of TX - 08/28/09
Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late
Herbert Hice of MI
one of my
who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!
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