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In My Life

In Our Life
The Beatles
Rubber Soul
Drive My Car
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
You Won't See Me
Nowhere Man
Think For Yourself
The Word
What Goes On
I'm Looking Through You
In My Life
If I Needed Someone
Run For Your Life
Rubber Folk
Drive My Car - Jim Moray
Norwegian Wood - Waterson:Carthy
You Won't See Me - Paul Brady
Nowhere Man - Chris While
Think For Yourself - Coope Boyes & Simpson
The Word - Johnny Dickinson
Michelle - Ralph McTell
What Goes On - Boo Hewerdine & Eddi Reader
Girl - John Tams
I'm Looking Through You - Martin Simpson
In My Life - June Tabor
Wait - Cara Dillon
If I Needed Someone - Show Of Hands
Run For Your Life - Spiers & Boden

One of John Lennon’s most deeply personal songs, “In My Life” initially took shape in the form of an imaginary bus trip through Liverpool. Challenged by the eminent journalist Kenneth Allsop as to why his books revealed more about him than his songs, Lennon set out to narrate a journey from his childhood home in Menlove Avenue to the city centre. The journey idea didn’t quite work but the general theme formed the basis of “In My Life”, with Lennon looking back fondly on places, people and times now gone before assuring his love that he is of course happiest in the present, by her side. The instrumental break midway through the song was filled by producer George Martin, who played it at half speed on an electric piano to make it sound like a harpsichord. Paul McCartney has always disputed his own role in the song’s creation, claiming he wrote the music and Lennon merely the lyrics. Whatever the truth, the band were delighted with the end result and both Lennon and Paul McCartney considered it one of The Beatles’ best songs – as do the many who have heard this song.

In My Life

There are places I remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends
I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
there is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more

1965 Northern Songs. All Rights Reserved.
International Copyright Secured.

composer: Lennon and McCartney
lead singer: John and Paul
George Martin on piano

Crosby Stills and Nash recorded this song in 1994 and the recording can be found on their album After The Storm, Stephen Stills takes the lead vocal with the incredible harmonies of all three voices blend to the background, a truly stunning cover version of this song. Crosby Stills and Nash also do a stunning version of Lennon/McCartney's song Blackbird, which can be found on Disc.1 of the CSN four CD box set

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