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Anna – The Beatles (1963)

Very concerned to the past...

Very concerned to the past...

Anna, you come and ask me girl
To set you free, girl
You say he loves you more than me

So I will set you free
Go with him, go with him

Anna, girl, before you go now
I want you to know now
That I still love you so
But if he loves you more, go with him

All of my life I’ve been searching for a girl
To love me like I love you oh, now
But every girl I’ve ever had breaks my heart

And leaves me sad, what am I
What am I suppose to do oh, oh, oh …..
Anna, just one more thing, girl
You give back your ring to me
And I will set you free, go with him

All of my life I’ve been searching for a girl
To love me like I love you
Cause let me tell you now
But every girl I’ve ever had breaks my heart

And leaves me sad, what am I
What am I suppose to do oh, oh, oh …..
Anna, just one more thing, girl
You give back your ring to me
And I will set you free,
Go with him, go with him
You can go with him, girl, go with him

Another ridiculous sad song of The Beatles. And here’s some of the details, it reminds of somethings nolonger remains. What you dream is what you’ll never get.

Written by: Arthur Alexander
Recorded: February 11, 1963 (Studio 2, Abbey Road Studios, London, England)
Mixed: February 25, 1963
Length: 2:56

History:

  • Originally released by country-soul singer Arthur Alexander on September 17, 1962 (Dot 16387), this Top Ten R&B hit was a favorite of John’s, and made it into the group’s stage show not long after its release. When material was needed for the Beatles’ debut album, John suggested this song. It was recorded as the second song of the “evening session” on February 25, just after completion of “Hold Me Tight.”
  • There are slight but noticeable differences between the two versions. On the original, legendary country pianist Floyd Cramer plays the lead line; on the Beatles’ version, George Harrison replicates it on guitar. The original is in the key of C, while the Beatles’ version John sings the vocal with slightly more passion, especially on the yearning bridges, although his infamous cold of that day’s marathon recording session reduced his range a bit.
  • The syncopated, off-balance drum pattern of the original, accented even harder by Ringo, would later become a staple of his drum riffs from “Ticket To Ride” to “Tomorrow Never Knows”!

Listen to “Anna (Go to him)” on Youtube!

Source : about.com

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