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Uploaded on Jun 2, 2010

The Beatles - Cry Baby Cry (Copyright 1968 EMI Records)

"Cry Baby Cry" is a song by The Beatles from their 1968 album The Beatles, also known as The White Album. "Cry Baby Cry" is the final song on the album featuring the group's instrumental presence.

The song is followed by a brief segment, written by Paul McCartney often referred to as "Can You Take Me Back".

When asked about "Cry Baby Cry" in 1980, Lennon replied, "Not me. A piece of rubbish." The "Not me" part is either a mistake in Lennon's memory, an error in the transcription of the interviewer's audio tape of the interview, or Lennon sarcastically disowning the song. Paul McCartney said, "Cry Baby Cry was another of John's songs from India," although demos of the song indicate it was written in late 1967. The original lyrics were "Cry baby cry, make your mother buy." Lennon describes to biographer Hunter Davies how he got the words from an advertisement. The "Duchess of Kirkcaldy" mentioned in the song was a creation of Lennon's, possibly inspired by the Beatles' gig in the town of the same name in 1963.

"Cry Baby Cry" is followed by a very short unrelated song performed by McCartney, whose most prominent line is "Can you take me back?" appearing directly before "Revolution 9". This separate song does not appear in the sleeve track listing, on the label, or in the lyrics sheet included with the album. For many years, the origins of the fragment were unknown, but Beatles' historian Mark Lewisohn revealed that "Can You Take Me Back" is actually part of "take 19" of Paul's song, "I Will," recorded on 16 September 1968. According to Lewisohn, the full take lasted 2:21, and just a fragment was included on the LP. Immediately following this track, a short and barely audible conversation takes place between producer George Martin and Alistair Taylor, Brian Epstein's personal assistant. Taylor is apologising to Martin, apparently for neglecting to bring a bottle of wine for him to the session. While this was included as part of the track for "Cry Baby Cry" on some CD releases, the conversational part is the beginning of "Revolution 9."[6] Also, at the end of "Come Together" on the Love soundtrack, the song segues into "Can You Take Me Back", backed by the Eleanor Rigby strings.

The entire version of the song is featured on several bootlegs. * John Lennon -- vocal, acoustic guitar, piano, organ * Paul McCartney -- bass * George Harrison -- lead guitar * Ringo Starr -- drums, tambourine * George Martin -- harmonium

In other news, I have added the lyrics to this song so you can sing along, or perhaps learn the song! This is how I learned my first Beatles song! Enjoy :)

Album: White Album

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