Scrambled eggs, believe it or not, is the original title of Paul McCartney’s mega hit ‘Yesterday’. You might also wonder why you’re reading about this on the choir blog page?
It’s the latest song to be added to our expansive choir repertoire.
Curiosity pervades the practice room when music director Arwyn Roberts starts handing out ‘new copies’.
Like most things in life, it’s hard to please everyone. On this occasion the latest song sheets met with much enthusiasm.
We usually learn two new songs at a time to provide variety. In addition to ‘Yesterday’ we also will be learning ‘Bring Him Home,’ from the record breaking musical ‘Les Misérables’.
Scrambled Eggs and Yesterday
The credits names the legendary song writing partnership of Lennon and McCartney as the composers. But there is also a view that Paul McCartney is the sole composer of this musical gem.
What’s more, the melody appears during a dream. On waking the following morning he is desperate to record the tune.
He also had doubts about the authenticity of his composition. Had he heard the melody elsewhere?
McCartney went around playing the song to musical publishers before deciding that he could call the song his own.
‘Scrambled eggs’ became ‘Yesterday’ and has become one of the most popular songs of all time. With more than 2,200 cover versions, the most in the history of recorded music.
Also voted the best song of the 20th century in a 1999 BBC Radio 2 poll of music. Also voted the No.1 pop song of all time by MTV and Rolling Stone magazine.
Bring Him Home
‘Bring him home’ is from the musical ‘Les Misérables’ by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg. Based on the novel Les Misérables by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo.
This global music phenomenon, seen by more than 70 million people, in 44 countries and in 22 languages. The original London production, now running at the Queens Theatre, celebrated its 30th anniversary on 8 October 2015.
We have two new songs with guaranteed pedigrees. We hope to satisfy our audiences.