Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 24/12/17 – Danger

SLSDANGER – is Helen’s theme for this week!

I’ve chosen one of the first tracks by The Quarrymen, recorded in July 1958. It wasn’t actually released until November 1995. You can read the background to this here on wikipedia.

The Quarrymen, of course, became The Beatles in 1960, so it is particularly interesting to see the youngsters, and to hear the raw talent when they were just starting out on their fantastic musical journey. For this track, believed to be written by Paul McCartney, you will see that Paul is playing rhythm guitar, and there is no base player.

There was, of course, a DANGER that they could have totally flopped and joined thousands of other groups who never quite made it. Thank goodness they didn’t!

I hope you enjoy this very early look at John, Paul, and George, 4 years before Ringo joined the “Fab Four.”

This track is obviously very special to Paul because he has played it at concerts many times since. Here is a more recent outing from Mexico in 2017.

“In Spite Of All The Danger”

In spite of all the danger
In spite of all that may be
I’ll do anything for you
Anything you want me to
If you’ll be true to meIn spite of all the heartache
That you may cause me
I’ll do anything for you
Anything you want me to
If you’ll be true to meI’ll look after you
Like I’ve never done before
I’ll keep all the others
From knocking at your doorIn spite of all the danger
In spite of all that may be
I’ll do anything for you
Anything you want me to
If you’ll be true to me

Yeah!

In spite of all the heartache
That you may cause me
I’ll do anything for you
Anything you want me to
If you’ll be true to me
I’ll do anything for you
Anything you want me to
If you’ll be true to me

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20 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 24/12/17 – Danger

    1. It’s a lovely story. 5 of them chipped in to record one shellac disc. Paul says they each kept it for a month and then one of them (not a Beatle) had it for the next 20 years! The master tape was destroyed soon after recording.

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      1. hmmm, I’m sure that your comment is justified, but my feelings go in another direction. Everything what happens, happens for a reason. We never can look in the future and this is good, because we would maybe not act like we do. We need time of insecurity and also of pain to become stronger and to become aware, what things are worth for us.

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      1. I was offered a job working for him and Linda as their Personal Assistant in about 1983 and turned it down …. I look back and have absolutely NO idea what was going on in my head! He was delightful and charming at interview and I had always considered him beyond talented. Who knows what I was thinking but actually the job I took did lead to a career as a Literary Agent before being rudely interrupted by children. I think the thing was I wanted a job with prospects but I still kick myself because I think they would have been marvelous employers 😊

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      2. Yes, I refuse to regret too … to be frank if I allowed her to creep in I would be dust! But what if, indeed …. the second Mrs McCartney? You are far too flattering but I do know I would have been a whole lot better than the foul trout he did pick though I think that wife number three was a good choice and I hope a happy ending for them both 🙂

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