Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics 1965 to 1999

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Faber & Faber, Limited, 2001 - Popular music - 164 pages
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To many readers some of this book will be instantly recognisable as the songs that have formed the backdrop to every generation since the 1960s. Their lyrics have been learned, almost subliminally, by heart: 'Eleanor Rigby', 'Band on the Run', 'She's Leaving Home', 'Penny Lane' . . . But among the familiar are poems that have never before been seen. Sharing the preoccupations of the songs and including moving elegies to Paul's wife, Linda, they give us unique access to the inner life of one of the most influential figures in popular culture of the last fifty years.

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Review: Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics, 1965-1999

User Review  - Thom - Goodreads

While I love many of the personal poems of McCartney included in this tome, I still can't rate it that highly. However, if you ever had a hard time understanding one of his song lyrics it is a handy source to have around. Favorite poem: "Ivan" Read full review

Review: Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics, 1965-1999

User Review  - Sara Statema-johnson - Goodreads

No matter how hard I try, poetry is always difficult for me to read. Read full review

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