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A Beatles Timeline and Notes on Beatles Songs - G

Get Back (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Paul
Recorded: 27 Jan 69
Released: 11 Apr 68 (UK), 5 May 68 (US), on "Let it Be": 8 May 70 (UK), 18 May 70 (US)
Notes: Like "Lady Madonna." Paul says it's about immigration; he took out lines about Pakistanis.

Getting Better (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Mostly Paul
Recorded: 9, 10, 21, 23 Mar 67
Released: on "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band": 26 May 67 (UK), 2 Jun 67 (US)
Notes: Title phrase from a 64 tour (Denmark and Australia) Ringo replacement, Jimmy Nichol. "Can't get much worse" from John.

Girl (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: John
Recorded: 11 Nov 65
Released: on "Rubber Soul": 3 Dec 65 (UK), 6 Dec 65 (US)
Notes: Zorba-like ending from Paul inspired by Greek vacation with Jane, 1963. "Tit-tit-tit" was supposed to be funny. In part about hollowness of Christianity as he was doing serious reading about alternatives here.


Glass Onion (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: John
Recorded: 11, 12, 13, 16 Sep, 10 Oct 68
Released: on "The Beatles": 22 Nov 68 (UK), 25 Nov 68 (US)
Notes: "Walrus was Paul," was to confuse. In Liverpooler Tom Benson's London restaurant, Parke's on Beauchamp Place, the settings each had a tulip with the pedals pulled back. This is where it is supposed where John got his line: the other half was the moneyed half. Cast-Iron Shore is Liverpool's Beach. Name "Glass Onion" suggested by John as the name for the Iveys (who chose instead "Badfinger," from "Help from my Friends" working title).

Golden Slumbers (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: From an 1603 poem of the same name by Thomas Dekker. Note Shakespeare connection.

Good Day Sunshine (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Paul
Recorded: 8, 9 Jun 66
Released: on "Revolver": 5 Aug 66 (UK), 8 Aug 66 (US)
Notes: Inspired by Lovin' Spoonful's "Daydream," which in turn was inspired by the Supremes' "Baby Love."

Good Morning, Good Morning (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: John
Recorded: 8, 16 Feb, 13, 28, 29 Mar 67
Released: on "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band": 26 May 67 (UK), 2 Jun 67 (US)
Notes: Inspired by Kellogg's commercial, and soap called "Meet the Wife." Animals are from EMI sound-effect tapes and are in order of ability to eat or frighten predecessor.

Good Night (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: John
Recorded: 22 July 68
Released: on "The Beatles": 22 Nov 68 (UK), 25 Nov 68 (US)
Notes: Written for Julian. Ringo sings; is only Beatle on track.

Got to Get You Into My Life (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Paul
Recorded: 7, 8, 11 Apr, 18 May, 17 Jun 66
Released: on "Revolver": 5 Aug 66 (UK), 8 Aug 66 (US)
Notes: About pot. (John thought acid.) Inspired by Dylan.

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