Wednesday, March 23, 2011

You Know What I Mean

On Antiques Roadshow last night a couple had some Beatles memorabilia. The lady had written to Paul very early in their career (the address was his family home and he blatantly plugs their "LP" - which from date and context is Please Please Me) and asked him what the lyric "She was just seventeen/ You know what I mean" meant.

Paul's reply in the letter was (from memory) this:
We meant she wasn't sixteen or eighteen, but somewhere in between... you know what I mean.

Well quite.

More information on this song, including an earlier version of the line can be found here.
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