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Old Apr 12, 2004, 08:39 AM   #1
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Default It\'s driving me mad

I don't know if it happened to any of you. But today, someone made a question that other people had asked me before, and one day I'll get crazy:

He said: "I love the song "Mrs. Robinson, isn't it a beatle song? That's a good one".

They talk and they don't even know that that isn't a beatle song. As far as I know, that song is sung by Simon and Granfunkel.

I looked up to see if there is a part of a Beatle song that say something similar, but I didn't find.
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Old Apr 12, 2004, 09:26 AM   #2
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Mrs. Robinson, in my opinion, sounds a LOT like the Beatles. The Fabs have nothing to do with the song and there is no specific reference in the lyrics, but it really does sound very Beatle-esque. The vocals and the guitar and everything (well, not really the lyrics..). The closest thing to a reference (I don't thnk it is) is the song does have a "Coo, coo, ca-choo" line as well as a bunch of "do do do" and "hey hey hey" parts. I think between Hey Jude and She Loves You, people think Beatles when they hear that sort of thing. I can understand someone who doesn't follow music closely but knows the basic Beatle "sound" confusing it as a Beatle song. I love S & G as well and I love Mrs. Robinson. Just be glad they think a GOOD non-Beatle song is a Beatle song
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Old Apr 12, 2004, 10:28 AM   #3
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Well, someone once tolod me that IT WAS A FACT that "Yellow Lemon Tree" by Fool's Garden was a Beatles song. mindo you, according to this girl, Fool's Garden did not exist and Yellow Lemon Tree was some sort of sequel to Yellow Submarine.
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Old Apr 12, 2004, 10:41 AM   #4
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Yellow Lemon Tree sounds like it would be a good sequal to Yellow Submarine.
Saying that, Cream Tangerine would be a good name for a sequal to Yellow Submarine also. Mmmm......
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Old Apr 12, 2004, 01:21 PM   #5
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Some say that the "goo goo ga'joob" (or coo coo ca'choo) phrase from Mrs. Robinson came from I Am the Walrus but that doesn't seem believable; Simon sang the phrase differently. Yet, I Am the Walrus was out 1967 and Robinson 1968...
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Old Apr 12, 2004, 04:26 PM   #6
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In my earlier, uneducated years, I used to think that Mrs. Robinson WAS a Beatles song. It is one of the most Beatley sounding songs I've heard. And that whole "goo goo ga-joob" definitely made me think it was a Beatles song. If Mrs. Robinson was indeed done AFTER I Am The Walrus, then I think that perhaps Simon and Garfunkel were referencing to that song.
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Old Apr 12, 2004, 05:54 PM   #7
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[ QUOTE ]
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Saying that, Cream Tangerine would be a good name for a sequal to Yellow Submarine also. Mmmm......

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lol

i've also heard many times that *mrs. robinson* is a beatles song. i've even seen it included in some discographies
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Old Apr 12, 2004, 06:06 PM   #8
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Dozens of people had asked me if "Mrs Robinson" was a Beatle song, and when I said "no, itīs not a beatle song" they told me "bahh, you donīt know a thing about those guys, Iīm sure thatīs a Beatle song!!"
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Old Apr 13, 2004, 05:47 AM   #9
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Coo Coo Ca Choo is a bizarre english 'phrase', and its sounds like goo goo ga joob so it must be that.
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Old Apr 13, 2004, 12:55 PM   #10
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[ QUOTE ]
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i've also heard many times that *mrs. robinson* is a beatles song. i've even seen it included in some discographies

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Yes. And I remember reading "Mrs.Robinson(Beatles cover)" in some MP3's.
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Old Apr 13, 2004, 01:36 PM   #11
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<font color="blue"> My basketball coach always used to say that the Beatles made Turn, turn, Turn. I always told her that she was wrong, but she just *knew* that the Beatles sung it. </font>
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Old Apr 22, 2004, 01:55 PM   #12
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An it also happens to people that a song that they like very much is a Beatles song, but they don't know it.

The other day, I was singing "The fool on the hill", and a friend of mine said "I like that song very much!". So I told her that it is a Beatles song. She said "Really? I didn't know".
The same happened when I listened to "I've got my mind set on you" by George Harrison. My friend said the same. Now she loves The Beatles
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Old Apr 23, 2004, 05:53 AM   #13
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<font color="blue"> My basketball coach always used to say that the Beatles made Turn, turn, Turn. I always told her that she was wrong, but she just *knew* that the Beatles sung it. </font>

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Didn't Mary Hopkin do this or cover it?
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Old Apr 23, 2004, 06:53 AM   #14
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A discography of Mary Hopkin I saw did not show the song.

Well, the guitar riff used in the song, which is also in the fade out, is Harrisonic.

I don;t think the 'hey hey hey' is a reference because it's so soft, but then, Paul Simon is like that a bit isn't he?

Then the guitar chord change just before this riff starts, is really Beatles made.

But to me it is a very clear Simon &amp; Garfunkel sound
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