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A Beatles Timeline and Notes on Beatles Songs - C

Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Mostly Paul
Recorded: 29 Jan 64
Released: 16 Mar 64 (US), 20 Mar 64 (UK), on "A Hard Day's Night": 26 Jun 64 (US), 10 Jul 64 (UK)
Notes: Written in Paris, January, 1964.

Carry That Weight (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Paul
Recorded: 2, 3, 4, 30 Jul, 15 Aug 69
Released: on "Abbey Road": 26 Sept 69 (UK), 1 Oct 69 (US)
Notes: About Paul's darkest hours.

Come Together (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: John
Recorded: 21, 22, 23, 25, 29, 30 Jul 69
Released: 6 Oct 69 (US), 31 Oct 69 (UK); on "Abbey Road": 26 Sept 69 (UK), 1 Oct 69 (US)
Notes: Used phrase "here comes old flat top" from Chuck Berry song. "Come Together" was a Timothy Leary phrase (taken from the I Ching) and was originally written as the campaign song for his presidential run of '70. Written after his auto accident. John says "shoot me" over and over, but the bass covers the "me."

The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: John
Recorded: 9 Oct 68
Released: on "The Beatles": 22 Nov 68 (UK), 25 Nov 68 (US)
Notes: Inspired by a preppie guy in India, Richard Cooke III, who took a break from meditating to go shoot tigers with his mother. Combines Buffalo Bill and Jungle Jim. All meditators in Rishkesh lived in bungalows.

Cry Baby Cry (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: John
Recorded: 16, 18 Jul 68
Released: on "The Beatles": 22 Nov 68 (UK), 25 Nov 68 (US)
Notes: Inspired by a TV commercial. Based on fairy tales. Donovan helped. Some lyrics from "Sing a song of sixpence." Kilkardy is a town in Scotland, where the Beatles played on 5 Oct 63.

Cry For a Shadow (Lennon and Harrison)
Real Author: ?
Recorded: 61
Released: 28 Feb 64 (UK), 27 Mar 64 (US)

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