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The Beatles - "Blue Jay Way"


The Beatles Blue Jay Way

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

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Author Notes

GUITAR: Blitzbob
BASS/VENUE: Septekka
KEYS: wingsoveramerica
VOCALS: MrPrezident
 
Eerie. Mystical. Hallucinatory. Numerous words have been used to describe “Blue Jay Way,” one of George Harrison’s Magical Mystery Tour contributions. A kind of sibling to “I Am the Walrus” with its eerie string arrangement, the track represents Harrison’s continued growth as a songwriter and his willingness to experiment with avant-garde structure and themes.
 
“Blue Jay Way” originated from a rather mundane situation. George Harrison and wife Pattie Boyd, Neil Aspinall, and Alexis Mardas were visiting California. They were staying at a rented house in the Hollywood hills on a street called — yes — “Blue Jay Way.” One day, Beatles publicist Derek Taylor was driving to meet them at the house, but had gotten lost in the Los Angeles canyon fog. Bored, Harrison jotted down his thoughts to ward off ennui and, frankly, stay awake.
 
“To keep myself awake, just as a joke to pass the time while I waited, I wrote a song about waiting for him in Blue Jay Way,” Harrison explained in 1968. “There was a little Hammond organ in the corner of this house which I hadn’t noticed until then … so I messed around on it and the song came.”
 
SPECIAL THANKS: Rocker1999 for tempo map and Orange Harrison for the audio remix.



6 Comments

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mrcoupdetat
October 28, 2017

Always nice to see more golden age Beatles added to the database.

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IMMCTNTJK
October 28, 2017

That's awesome that you got Orange Harrison for the audio! Can't wait to play!

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AJFOne23
October 29, 2017

This is one of my favorite Beatles track because I'm weird :)

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mrcoupdetat
October 29, 2017

This is one of my favorite Beatles track because I'm weird :)

Nothing weird about liking this song. It's one of my favorites too!

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rezavakili
October 30, 2017

Great choice, thanks.

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fakedrummer89
August 16, 2018

well charted drums thanks!