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Paul McCartney Lyrics Book To Get Paperback Publication


July 6 — Fans of Paul McCartney and The Beatles will get a new chance to learn the back stories of some of his and The Beatles’ greatest songs later this year.

Liveright Publishing is scheduled to re-issue The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present Nov. 7 in paperback. Originally published in 2021, the 624-page book examines the lyrics to dozens of songs from McCartney’s career, both solo and as a member of The Beatles. The songs in question include and are not limited to the likes of: ‘A Day in the Life,’ ‘Eight Days A Week’ and ‘Helter Skelter.

Included in the new paperback publication are seven songs not included in the book’s hardcover publication. They are: ‘Bluebird,’ ‘Daytripper,’ ‘English Tea,’ ‘Every Night,’ ‘Hello Goodbye,’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘Step Inside Love.’

The book’s forward was penned by McCartney himself. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon presents the book’s introduction and edited the book.

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present earned acclaim from a handful of outlets upon its original publication in 2021. Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Waterstone each named the collection their “Book of the Year”. The book will retail for $30 in its forthcoming publication.

The book’s featured songs are listed below:

Full list of songs included in The Lyrics (new commentaries noted with *):

All My Loving
And I Love Her
Another Day
Arrow Through Me
Average Person

Back in the U.S.S.R
Band on the Run

Café on the Left Bank
Calico Skies
Can’t Buy Me Love
Carry That Weight
Check My Machine
Come and Get It
Coming Up
Cook of the House
Country Dreamer

A Day in the Life
Day Tripper*
Dear Friend
Despite Repeated Warnings
Do It Now
Dress Me Up as a Robber
Drive My Car

Eat at Home
Ebony and Ivory
Eight Days a Week
Eleanor Rigby
The End
English Tea*
Every Night*

Fixing a Hole
The Fool on the Hill
For No One
From Me to You

Get Back
Getting Closer
Ghosts of the Past Left Behind
Girls’ School
Give Ireland Back to the Irish
Golden Earth Girl
Golden Slumbers
Good Day Sunshine
Got to Get You Into My Life
Great Day

A Hard Day’s Night
Helen Wheels
Hello Goodbye*
Helter Skelter
Her Majesty
Here, There and Everywhere
Here Today
Hey Jude
Hi, Hi, Hi
Honey Pie
Hope of Deliverance
House of Wax

I Don’t Know
I Lost My Little Girl
I Saw Her Standing There
I Wanna Be Your Man
I Want to Hold Your Hand
I Will
I’ll Follow the Sun
I’ll Get You
I’m Carrying
I’m Down
In Spite of All the Danger
I’ve Got a Feeling

Jenny Wren
Junior’s Farm

The Kiss of VenusLady Madonna
Let Em In
Let It Be
Let Me Roll It
Live and Let Die
London Town
The Long and Winding Road
Love Me Do
Lovely Rita

Magical Mystery Tour*
Magneto and Titanium Man
Martha My Dear
Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
Maybe I’m Amazed
Mother Nature’s Son
Mrs. Vandebilt
Mull of Kintyre
My Love
My Valentine

Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
No More Lonely Nights
The Note You Never Wrote
Nothing Too Much Just Out of Sight

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Oh Woman, Oh Why
Old Siam, Sir
On My Way to Work
Once Upon a Long Ago
Only Mama Knows
The Other Me

Paperback Writer
Penny Lane
Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me)
Pipes of Peace
Please Please Me
Pretty Boys
Pretty Little Head
Put It There

Rocky RaccoonSan Ferry Anne
Say Say Say
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
She Loves You
She’s a Woman
She’s Given Up Talking
She’s Leaving Home
Silly Love Songs
Simple as That
Single Pigeon
Spirits of Ancient Egypt
Step Inside Love*

Teddy Boy
Tell Me Who He Is
Temporary Secretary
Things We Said Today
Ticket to Ride
Too Many People
Too Much Rain
Tug of War
Two of Us

Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

Venus and Mars/Rock Show/Venus and Mars – Reprise

Warm and Beautiful
We All Stand Together
We Can Work It Out
We Got Married
When I’m Sixty-Four
When Winter Comes
Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?
With a Little Help From My Friends
Women and Wives
The World Tonight
The World You’re Coming Into

Yellow Submarine
You Never Give Me Your Money
You Tell Me
Your Mother Should Know

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