Beatles: Lady Madonna

November 14, 2007

I learned to play Lady Madonna in high school and sang it with my old friend Todd Buffa. Todd’s voice did a perfect McCartney imitation for this song. I butched it up with the blue note grace notes in the opening piano figure. I’m fairly sure this is a McCartney song: couplet rhyme scheme, it features only him, great sense of functional tonality, and John and George are singing the parts he taught them — exactly what led to the end of the Beatles. The video is hardly a great video as we think of it today, but serves well as a music-delivery-system.

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yesmydog November 14, 2007 at 2:47 pm

It’s probably not a great video because the band’s actually recording “Hey Bulldog” in that footage, rather than “Lady Madonna.”

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hGrEZH7j1bQ

Roger Bourland November 14, 2007 at 6:55 pm

Yeah, I knew this wasn’t really the video, but still good as a Beatle song delivery system. and I LOVE Hey Bulldog! Todd and I played that one too…

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