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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!|
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 1966:
|Tuesday, March 29, 1966 - Politician and president of the Board of Governors of the European Stability Mechanism Jeroen Dijsselbloem was born Jeroen René Victor Anton Dijsselbloem in Eindhoven, Netherlands. .|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC -03/28/15:
“Although it may not be a welcome insight, you will grow more rapidly
through challenge and trial than from a life of ease and serenity with
no disturbing elements.”
- Richard G. Scott
(07 Nov 1928 - 22 Sept 2015)
Thanks so much, Susan!
From Mark Hutcherson ('66) of VA - 03/27/16:
|GIGGLES! Thanks, Mark!|
|“Think of your
girlfriend or boyfriend or whomever you want to.”
BONUS BIRD CROCHET PATTERNS:
|Bird Crochet Patterns - a plethora of patterns!|
BONUS BIRD RECIPES:
|Upland Game Bird Recipes|
From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/28/16:
|Who is smarter, you or your dog?
A Canadian psychologist is selling a video that teaches you how to test
your dog’s IQ.
Here’s how it works... If you spend $12.99 for the video, your dog is the smarter one.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 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.
2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, NN.
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 03/09/16
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
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