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Lovely Rita
  • Lovely Rita
  • The beatles
  • Sgt. Peppers
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“Lovely Rita” The Beatles, Sgt. Peppers

Paul McCartney wrote this as if he fell for a meter maid while she was taking his plate number. Said Paul: “I was bopping about on the piano in Liverpool when someone told me that in America, they call parking-meter women meter maids. I thought that was great, and it got to ‘Rita Meter Maid’ and then "Lovely Rita Meter Maid’ and I was thinking vaguely that it should be a hate song: 'You took my car away and I’m so blue today’ and you wouldn’t be liking her; but then I thought it would be better to love her and if she was very freaky too, like a military man, with a bag on her shoulder. A foot stomper, but nice. The song was imagining if somebody was there taking down my number and I suddenly fell for her, and the kind of person I’d be, to fall for a meter maid, would be a shy office clerk and I’d say, 'May I inquire discreetly when you are free to take some tea with me.’ Tea, not pot. It’s like saying 'Come and cut the grass’ and then realizing that could be pot, or the old teapot could be something about pot. But I don’t mind pot and I leave the words in. They’re not consciously introduced just to say pot and be clever.” From “Beatles in their own Words”

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Just some of the many faces that will be the absolute death of me *swoon* *faint* *die*….

Lovely Rita
  • Lovely Rita
  • The Beatles
  • Today and Tomorrow
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Lovely Rita

Today and Tomorrow; Beatles remix album, all original Beatles’ sounds. Record start sound. Lovely Rita new stereo mix, put the rhythm guitar and piano on different ears. John Lennon In My Life vocal. Here Comes the Sun moog sound. I Feel Fine intro guitar lick. Within you without you sitar. Sgt. Pepper brass. Helter Skelter guitar. Backwards a Day in the Life chord leads into I feel fine feed back with sitar ring in background. A Day in the Life John Lennon vocal bridge and brass. All into new ending inspired by LOVE’s Hey Jude. New percussion from Polythene Pam.

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Lovely Rita - Fats Domino (Fats Is Back, 1968)