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Paul Sings and Writes Country and Rockabilly

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Last post 03/03/2022

Posted by NJR

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      Bruce did a subsequent post for Paul Sings and Writes Ballads and he listed Sally G.  That song alone gave me the idea to do this new Post of Paul's great Countryish and Rockabilly songs.  Here is my list:

      I'll Be On My Way - one of my favorite Paul early Beatle songs. It didn't get on a Beatles CD/Album until "Live at the BBC".

      Heart of the Country (on Ram)

      Country Dreamer  (B-Side)

      In Spite of All the Danger (Another very early Beatles/Paul song)

      Man We Was Lonely (on McCartney)

      Mama's Little Girl

      All My Loving - This was the track that sparked a disagreement of it not being a ballad

      I've Just Seen a Face - this one actually made the "US Country Charts"

      Wings on a Nightingale - Paul demo for the Everly Brothers that made the Country Charts

      Sally G

      San Ferry Anne

      Bluebird

      Rainclouds

      Goodbye - Paul demo written for Mary Hopkins

      I'm Carrying

      Summer of 59

      Comfort of Love

      Get It - Paul sang this with Carl Perkins on the Tug of War album

      Your Way - love this little country tune on "Driving Rain"

      *I'm sure there are some I've missed but this is a good start.

       

       

        Name And Address 

        I've Had Enough

        Back To The Egg and London Town

          B J Conlee wrote:

          Bruce did a subsequent post for Paul Sings and Writes Ballads and he listed Sally G.  That song alone gave me the idea to do this new Post of Paul's great Countryish and Rockabilly songs.  Here is my list:

          I'll Be On My Way - one of my favorite Paul early Beatle songs. It didn't get on a Beatles CD/Album until "Live at the BBC".

          Heart of the Country (on Ram)

          Country Dreamer  (B-Side)

          In Spite of All the Danger (Another very early Beatles/Paul song)

          Man We Was Lonely (on McCartney)

          Mama's Little Girl

          All My Loving - This was the track that sparked a disagreement of it not being a ballad

          I've Just Seen a Face - this one actually made the "US Country Charts"

          Wings on a Nightingale - Paul demo for the Everly Brothers that made the Country Charts

          Sally G

          San Ferry Anne

          Bluebird

          Rainclouds

          Goodbye - Paul demo written for Mary Hopkins

          I'm Carrying

          Summer of 59

          Comfort of Love

          Get It - Paul sang this with Carl Perkins on the Tug of War album

          Your Way - love this little country tune on "Driving Rain"

          *I'm sure there are some I've missed but this is a good start.

           

           

          I am not really a big country music fan but I do enjoy rockabilly and have loved songs like "Summer of 59", "Get It","I've Had Enough", "Name And Address" and of course the wonderful "On The Wings Of A Nightengale" ( I don't consider this song country -lol)

          P.S.  I replied to your PM and answered your travel question.

            Thanks Yankeefan.  Many of the songs on my list were more acoustic songs with a tinge of Country.  So many of Paul songs have 2 or more genre's simultaneously.

              One thing with this recent exercise across different threads.... Paul and Beatles... (which I am loving):

              There are so many different persons' interpretations of ballads, country songs, rockabilly, rock n roll.... that I am almost reticent to offer my opinion. 

              There are some songs on some person's list that are clearly not ballads to me. 

              And some that are clearly not country... to me.

              And many that are pop songs... and nowhere near a ballad... or rock n roll.... or country.... to me  

              And vice-versa.... Or, as John might say, granted more time... versa-vice. 

              It's a "Fine Line"... as Paul would say. 

              But... a great exercise!

              In the words of Syd James.... Carry on, Gang!" 

                Put it There....

                now, that's one of my fave Paul songs...

                I see that as "countryish"... but others won't.  

                  I like all the songs on BJ's list, but I wouldn't call most of them "country." Granted that (unlike "ballad," hehe), there's no precise dictionary definition of what constitutes a country song. Indeed one country station in Idaho found its listeners had wildly different ideas about what makes a song country.  But I don't think San Ferry Anne comes within 50 miles of being country. If anything it has hints of New Orleans and jazz about it. It and a few others on the list don't even strike me as country-adjacent.

                    Bruce M. wrote:

                    I like all the songs on BJ's list, but I wouldn't call most of them "country." Granted that (unlike "ballad," hehe), there's no precise dictionary definition of what constitutes a country song. Indeed one country station in Idaho found its listeners had wildly different ideas about what makes a song country.  But I don't think San Ferry Anne comes within 50 miles of being country. If anything it has hints of New Orleans and jazz about it. It and a few others on the list don't even strike me as country-adjacent.

                    Now THAT we can agree on! 😂