Sir Paul forgets Hey Jude lyrics

2012-07-29 18:25

London - Sir Paul McCartney forgets the lyrics to Hey Jude.

The Beatles musician has been singing the 1968 single for over 40 years, but although he sometimes forgets the words, says crowds don't mind.

He said: "It's funny. I sometimes forget those. It's a devilish lyric. I occasionally do forget them. But the great thing is, I used to panic about that, but I realise now that the audiences don't mind.
"In fact, they quite like it. They're at the show where I forgot the words, and it makes that show special."

Paul is playing at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic games and although he's not particularly nervous, hopes he doesn't make any mistakes on stage.

He joked to ShortList magazine: "Generally I don't [get nervous]. But having said that, you never quite know. You can do something such as the Jubilee or the Olympics and get the old collywobbles.

"Oh God, that'd be good, wouldn't it? Make a mistake at the Olympics. 'Hi there. Listen, welcome to Britain. I just wanted to stop the song, just for a minute. We'll start again.'"


  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-07-29 18:52

    Well, he is 110.

      preshen.govender.90 - 2012-07-30 08:05

      Old age

  • des.cider - 2012-07-29 19:42

    He looked quite out of place sadly, and he sounded very nervous. The words were obviously wrong - very sad because it did spoil, somewhat, a brilliant opening ceremony. But he is still a major contributor to the music of the second half of the last century and beyond!

      seymour.howe - 2012-07-30 08:40

      No - he didn't forget the lyrics! In his ear is a monitor and with 40 000 watts pumping out of the speakers in front of him, it's difficult to hear what is coming through - In actual fact, the band were three lines ahead of him on the lyrics when they came in on the harmony on the third line.

  • Chriskoi1 - 2012-07-30 06:18

    dit is tekens van out word boeta

  • Jo.Davies123 - 2012-07-30 12:19

    WHy, when this article was published 2 days after the Olympic opening, does it refer to the opening ceremony as still to be conducted? COuldn't you just change the tenses of the article you copied and pasted from?

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