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  • I Need You
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  • Its Only Love
  • You Like Me Too Much
  • Tell Me What You See
  • Ive Just Seen A Face
  • Yesterday
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    Find out how the lyrics to the beatles song Ticket to ride were created.

    Beatles Album: Help: Track 7

    Year: 1965

    Lyrics: Lennon and McCartney

    Length: 3.03


    John Lennon wrote the lyrics to the beatles song ticket to ride, he often thought of the song as “being one of the first heavy metal records made”; in reality the kinks had already beaten the Beatles to this feat with their song ‘you really got me’. The lyrics describe a girl having a good time on John, and leaving him stranded; a theme very much prevalent in Lennon’s song writing.

    It is thought that the song may have a double reference and refers to prostitutes in Hamburg , and their ticket to ride; a certificate of clean health required by the government.

    John does the lead vocal and for the second time on the help! album Paul gets to play lead guitar.

    Beatles role in the making of Ticket To Ride

    John Lennon: Lead vocals, Rhythm guitar, Tambourine

    Paul McCartney: Harmony vocals, Bass guitar, Lead Guitar.

    George Harrison: Lead Guitar.

    Ringo Starr: Drums

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