Tuesday, February 21, 2017

595 – The Yardbirds – Over under sideways down (1966)

Escrita Jeff Beck, Chris Dreja, Jim McCarthy, Keith Relf e Paul Samwell-Smith, foi gravada em 19 e 20 de abril de 1966 pelos Yardbirds e lançada em 27 de maio de 1966 num compacto que tinha Jeff's Boogie como Lado B.

Essa canção foi inspirada por Rock around the clock, de Bill Haley and His Comets. Jeff Beck tocou guitarra solo e baixo. Keith Relf fez os vocais e tocou gaita. Chris Dreja tocou guitarra ritmica e fez backing vocals. Jim McCarthy tocou bateria e fez backing vocals e Paul Samwell fez backing vocals.

Chegou ao número 10 no Reino Unido e número 13 nos Estados Unidos. Foi listada como número 23 da lista das 100 maiores canções de guitarra de todos os tempos, da revista Rolling Stone.

A letra:

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Cars and girls are easy come by in this day and age,
Laughing, joking, drinking, smoking,
Till I've spent my wage.
When I was young people spoke of immorality,
All the things they said were wrong,
Are what I want to be.

(Hey)
Over under sideways down,
(Hey)
Backwards forwards square and round.
(Hey)
Over under sideways down,
(Hey)
Backwards forwards square and round.
When will it end, when will it end,
When will it end, when will it end.

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
I find comment 'bout my looks irrelativity,
Think I'll go and have some fun,
'Cos it's all for free.
I'm not searching for a reason to enjoy myself,
Seems it's better done,
Than argued with somebody else.

(Hey)
Over under sideways down,
(Hey)
Backwards forwards square and round.
(Hey)
Over under sideways down,
(Hey)
Backwards forwards square and round.
When will it end, when will it end,
When will it end, when will it end.

Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Over under sideways down...

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