Aren’t friends kind when they remember your passion for collecting Beatle stuff, and out of the blue they give you something that is really worth adding to your collection?
That’s what happened the other day when a very dear family friend told us she had embarked on a month-long challenge.
To live more simply (and to create more space in her apartment) every day for a month she was going to throw out anything not used or looked at for years. However, and here’s the big challenge, the number of things going out each day had to correspond with the date of the month. So, for example, on day one she’d be dispensing of one item, but by the end of the month (in this case January) she had to come up with thirty-one items – to bin or pass on to some more deserving person!
My friend used to play the viola and also a little bit of piano back in the day, and therefore had a big stack of sheet music in her house. In amongst these were two original vintage Beatle music books – one for Revolver, and the other for Let It Be:
From the Revolver LP you get the music for eight of the fourteen songs (on the UK/Australian release), including ‘Yellow Submarine’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’, ‘Here, There and Everywhere’, ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’, ‘For No One’, ‘I’m Only Sleeping’, and this George Harrison composition:
From the Let It Be LP you also get eight songs (out of the original thirteen tracks on the record): ‘Let It Be’, ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’, ‘Dig a Pony’, ‘One After 909’, ‘Two of Us’, ‘Across the Universe’, ‘The Long and Winding Road’, and this one with a song-writing credit to the whole band, ‘Dig It’: As the old saying goes: “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.”