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“Hello, Goodbye”

Published on 1967
Author: Lennon/McCartney
Track 7 on “Magical Mystery Tour”

What the Beatles said about “Hello, Goodbye”

JOHN 1980: "That’s another McCartney. An attempt to write a single. It wasn’t a great piece. The best bit was at the end, which we all ad-libbed in the studio, where I played the piano. Like ‘Ticket To Ride,’ where we just threw something in at the end."

PAUL circa-1994: "’Hello Goodbye’ was one of my songs. There are Geminian influences here I think– the twins. It’s such a deep theme of the universe, duality– man woman, black white, high low, right wrong, up down, hello goodbye– that it was a very easy song to write. It’s just a song of duality, with me advocating the more positive. You say goodbye, I say hello. You say stop, I say go. I was advocating the more positive side of the duality, and I still do to this day."

 

 

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