Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby
Composer(s) : Carl Perkins
Year : 1957
Chords/Tabs: Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
KEY E Major
- 2X - ------ 2X -----
Intro -> Verse -> Verse (solo) -> Verse -> Verse (solo) ->
- 2X -
Verse -> Outro (complete ending)
COMPOSER Carl Perkins
INFLUENTIAL VERSION Carl Perkins (1958)
- Yet another Perkins song, dropped out of the repertoire during '63 only
to return for '64 and '65, likely in order to give George a solo vocal
with which to fill the gap between "Roll Over Beethoven" and "If I Needed Someone," the poor guy.
- This one sports the familiar Perkins signature of a lengthy form with
unusual repeat patterns and multiple sections for instrumental solo.
In contrast to "Honey Don't", this time every section is in the classic
12-bar blues mold. Indeed, the 4+8 inner structure of each frame
obviates the need for a separate refrain since the longer second
half of each section provides its functional equivalent.
- The Beatles opt for a thick, muddy sounding instrumental backing that
makes Perkins' original look primitive and homespun in comparison.
The choice of key and form though match up with the original.
SOME FINAL THOUGHTS
Going In And Out of Style
- The following chart, derived from data published in Lewisohn's "Live" book,
provides some insight into the historical layering of the Beatles cover
repertoire. The data below covers only the six songs under discussion
in this article, but I'd suggest the same technique *should* be applied
to their entire catalog; volunteers ? :-)
Ook op Beatles for Sale:
Ook op Live At The BBC:
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