Ball of Confusion 2006! Sir George Martin, the silver-haired gent famous for overproducing the Beatles, says he wrote the string arrangements for Yesterday 41-years ago and now wants a co-writing credit alongside John Lennon and Paul McCartney. And perhaps a piece of the action. Martin recalls it as a “soppy tune” till he gave it added muscle with a string quartet.
Like spinach to Popeye.
The Guinness Book of World Records lists Yesterday as the most covered song in musical history. No chip is bluer, mate, and while we make no fancy casket jokes here, why would Sir George wait 41 years after the song was written to pitch this bitch? Look at us, we’re shrugging.
Research tells us Sir Paul originally wrote the song as Scrambled Eggs, one of the bloke’s favorite foods. We went on eBay—don’t worry about the money, we used a stolen credit card--and bought the historical lyrics of what could have been the breakfast anthem rather than the maudlin depressing dirge it later became.
“Scrambled Eggs” Scrambled eggs—there’s a plateful sitting on my legs Not too many words that rhyme with eggs Oh, I love eating scrambled eggs
Sausage links—with scrambled eggs are pretty good, me thinks My friend Ray is singer of the Kinks Oh, I love tasty sausage links
Why, I don’t eat lunch I don’t know, look at my legs I said something right Now here come my scrambled eh, eh, eh, eggs
Scrambled eggs--oh fuck me, I dropped some on my legs Not too many words that rhyme with eggs Oh, I love eating scrambled eggs
(Slowly) I love eating…scrambled eggs
A.) I am crying like a little baby right now—it’s fucking beautiful. B.) Yes, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. C.) Sir George made Sir Paul rewrite the lyrics.