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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Paul McCartney and "Scrambled Eggs"

Another great show biz piece from Mark Evanier’s blog,

The other night, Jimmy Fallon had on something that's worth watching. As you may know, composers often write "dummy lyrics" to a song just so they can remember or refine the melody, then they go back later and write (or have a lyricist write) the real lyrics. Fallon had Paul McCartney on and in what was of course a planned, agreed-upon moment, asked him to sing the dummy lyrics to "Yesterday." I believe the lyrics to "Scrambled Eggs" only ran a few lines so someone — probably not Sir Paul — extended them into an entire song. Funny moment...

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