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Do You Want to Know a Secret?
“Never seek to tell thy love, Love that never told can be;
- William Blake
(28 Nov 1757 - 12 Aug 1827)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
|Let's see if we really have any secrets to divulge today..... ‹(•¿•)›|
The first secret is that the 1963 video of The Beatles singing Do You Want to Know a Secret? has been removed from YouTube, and all I was able to find were videos made by cover groups.
"Do You Want to Know a Secret" is a song by the Beatles from the 1963 album Please Please Me, sung by George Harrison. In the United States, it was the first top ten song to feature Harrison as a lead singer, reaching number 2 on the Billboard chart in 1964 as a single released by Vee-Jay, VJ 587. The song reached the #1 position on Billboard in 1981 and #2 in the United Kingdom in a cover version by Stars on 45 as part of a medley. Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for their 1964 album The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits.
"Do You Want to Know a Secret" was primarily written by John Lennon, but credited to McCartney–Lennon. The song was inspired by "I'm Wishing", a tune from Walt Disney’s 1937 animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which Lennon's mother, Julia Lennon, would sing to him as a child. The first two lines of the song in Disney's movie ("Want to know a secret? Promise not to tell?") come right after the opening lyrics ("You'll never know how much I really love you... You'll never know how much I really care..."). McCartney said it was a "50-50 collaboration written to order", i.e., for Harrison to sing.
In 1980, Lennon said that he gave "Do You Want to Know a Secret" to Harrison to sing because "it only had three notes and he wasn't the best singer in the world", but added "he has improved a lot since then." Harrison sang two songs on Please Please Me, this song by Lennon–McCartney and "Chains" by Goffin/King. "Don't Bother Me" from With The Beatles, was the first Beatles song composed solely by Harrison.
The song was recorded during a ten-hour session on 11 February 1963 along with nine other songs for Please Please Me.
"Do You Want to Know a Secret" was released a year later as a single by Vee-Jay in the United States on 23 March 1964, reaching the number two spot behind another Beatles song, "Can't Buy Me Love" in Billboard, reaching number three on the Cash Box chart, but reaching number one for two weeks in the chart published by the Teletheatre Research Institute...
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Jerry Blanchard ('62) of VA AND AND Linda Booth Reed ('63) of VA AND Connie McGhee Soles ('63) of VA!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Bill Combs ('63) AND Gail Kiger Bonsey (Ferguson HS - '73) of OR!
Happy Birthday this week to:
04 - Raoul Weinstein ('57) of GA AND Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA;
05 - Brian Blakley (Cheyenne HS, NV - '04) of UT;
06 - Robert Hemintoller ('57) AND Bertha Smith Zacharias ('57) AND My Granddaughter, Eve Harty of CA;
07 - Fred Field (June '45) of CA ANDthe late Al Simms ('60) (d. 08/11/16) AND Donnie Morris ('67) of VA!
Many Happy Returns to You All!
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
|June 02, 1919 - Anarchists simultaneously set off bombs in eight separate U.S. cities.|
THIS DAY IN WWII:June 02, 1941 - The Massacre of Kondomari: German paratoopers murdered Greek civilians in the village of Kondomari. The shooting was the first of a long series of mass reprisals in Crete and was orchestrated by Generaloberst Kurt Student, in retaliation for the participation of Cretans in the Battle of Crete which had ended with the surrender of the island only two days earlier. Men, women and children were forced to gather in the village square. Then, a number of hostages was selected among the men while women and children were released. The hostages were led to the surrounding olive groves and later fired upon in cold blood. The exact number of the victims is unclear. According to German records, a total of 23 men were killed but other sources raise the toll to about 60.
June 02, 1944 - The United States began "shuttle bombing" in Operation Frantic. The operation was created solely to destroy Germany's war economy.
THIS DAY IN 1969:
June 02, 1969
Kurt Thomas Abbott in
June 02, 1969 - Tennis player, radio host, and author
David Wheaton was born in
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 06/01/15:
is a choice. It is a choice between our own limited knowledge and power
and God's unlimited wisdom and omnipotence.”
L. Tom Perry
Thanks so much, Susan!
|Thank you, Joan!|
INDEED! Thank you, Jean!
|EXACTLY! Thank you, Jean!|
From My Friend, Mark, of IL - 05/30/19, 10:04 PM:
“Three cheers for our queer old dean!”
- Attributed to the ReverendWilliam Archibald Spooner
(22 July 1844 – 29 Aug 1930)
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 05/21/19, 10:42 PM - "Natural dyes and projects" (#9 in a Series of 14):
Natural dyes and projects
Thank you, Shari!
BONUS SECRET CROCHET PATTERNS:
|My Secret Crochet Blog - No, not mine - HERS!|
7 Shawls, 1 Secret Stitch: Mysterious Knitting Patterns - "Sometimes we need a little mystery in our lives to spice things up."
BONUS SECRET RECIPES:
Copy That! Secret Restaurant Recipes - "Top secret restaurant recipes from your favorite chains created by Food Network Magazine."
When asked for her occupation, a woman charged with a traffic violation
said she was a school teacher.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 04/26/19
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
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3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Do You Want to Know a Secret
Words and Music primarily byJohn Lennon (09 Oct 1940 – 08 Dec 1980); Credited to McCartney–Lennon
Recorded byThe Beatles, 1963
Now, this could be a really eye-opening Newsletter.
"Do You Want to Know a Secret?" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
"Do You Want to Know a Secret?" lyrics courtesy of http://www.iqm.ro/beatles/lyrics/pdoyouwan.html
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/29/05
Thanks again, Dave!
NOTE: This page was unavailable at press time, so the lyrics are actually courtesy
of http://www.stevesbeatles.com/songs/do_you_want_to_know_a_secret.asp - 06/02/06
Image of "Le Secret" Neyret Freres Woven Silk Tapestry courtesy of http://members.aol.com/neyretfreres/neyret.html - 06/02/06
Kilroy Face courtesy
5kidz2many of MO -
Animated Tantrum Smiley clip art courtesy of http://www.clipartof.com/details/emoticon/1923.html - 03/05/09
Icon’s Decorative Bar #81 Divider Line clip art courtesy of
http://www.iconbazaar.com/bars/decorative/pg06.html - 06/02/06
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC -
Cheyenne High School (NV) Desert Shields Logo courtesy of http://www.ccsd.net/schools/cheyenne/sports.htm - 02/05/08
John Marshall High School's Justice Scale clip art courtesy of
Cheryl White Wilson (JMHS - '64) of VA - 10/13/05 (replaced 02/23/09)
Laughing Mouse clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 11/07/07
Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket - 05/23/16
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