The Case for Paul McCartney Part 2

 

Following up from Part 1, here’s Paul doing an acoustic demo of “Goodbye”, a song he wrote for singer Mary Hopkin in 1969. The song was a hit for Mary, but I can’t help thinking that this would be considered a all-time Beatles classic had it been on the White Album (it was written around that time) or even better had appeared on the Beatles final studio recording Abbey Road, or even Paul’s 1970 solo debut album.

I guess the case against Paul doing this one himself was that the song is written from a woman’s perspective, and he’s singing in a high falsetto, closer to Mary’s range and not his normal singing voice. Still, this is considered one of the all-time great Beatles unreleased demos and an oft-rumored candidate for a McCartney solo Anthology-type release.

Anyway, enjoy, courtesy of YouTube – Warning! You’ll be humming this all day:

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