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This song is about The Beatles' business problems. When their manager Brian Epstein died in 1967, they were burdened with handling their own finances.
This is the first of a medley of songs on Abbey Road, which goes another 15 minutes to "The End."
By 1969, members of The Beatles had a lot of unfinished song ideas, which they sometimes combined. This contains fragments of 4 songs put into one.
"Funny Paper" is how The Beatles felt they were paid. They got frustrated when their accountants would tell them how much they were worth "on paper," without actually telling them how much money they had.
Paul McCartney played this combined with "Carry That Weight
" on his 2002 "Back In The US" tour. (thanks, timmer - Hudson, WI)
Steve Forbert - "Romeo's Tune"
"Let me smell the moon in your perfume..." It took a rough mix and an extra verse, but Steve found his "calling card" song, which is always
Brad Smith of Blind Melon
The Blind Melon bassist/songwriter tells the story of "No Rain," which he wrote before the band was formed.
Rupert crafted hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.