The Beatles -- ‘Things We Said Today’

Things We Said Today (2.38)

Paul McCartney: Lead vocal, bass guitar; John Lennon: Harmony vocal, acoustic guitar; George Harrison: Lead guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums, tambourine; Piano: John Lowe

Paul wrote this on holiday in the Caribbean. He hired a boat called Happy Days and sailed around the sea with Ringo and his missus for a couple of weeks. “I did it in one of the cabins on my acoustic guitar,” he said. “I got away from the main party but it was a bit queasy downstairs; you could smell the oil and the boat was rocking a bit and I’m not the best sailor in the world, so I wrote a little bit of it downstairs and then the rest of it on the back deck where you couldn’t smell the engine.”

“It was a slightly nostalgic thing already,” he said, “a future nostalgia; we’ll remember the things we said today, some time in the future, so the song projects itself into the future and then is nostalgic about the moment we’re living now, which is quite a good trick. It has …

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Radio recording Things We Said Today (2.18)

Paul McCartney: Lead vocal, bass guitar; John Lennon: Acoustic guitar; George Harrison: Lead guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums;

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Live version Things We Said Today (2.20)

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