|31st January 1969
Roll 1150b Slate 500 Take 1
||Two Of Us (DDSI no. 31.1)
Slow not very serious version ... but nice.
Paul, "Glyn, can you make these mikes more 'toppy' on the p.a. ?"
||Unknown (DDSI no. 31.2)
Paul sings a country sounding song with unintelligible lyrics.
||Hey Good Looking (DDSI no. 31.3)
John turns the above unknown tune into this better known piece.
||Take This Hammer (DDSI no. 31.4)
John leads, followed by Paul.
The following six tunes are all in one excellent medley (8:43 long).
||Long Lost John (DDSI no. 31.4 contd.)
John keeps the medley going, changing into this one.
||Five Foot High And Rising (DDSI no. 31.4 contd.)
George's turn to keep the sequence going.
||Bear Cat Mama (DDSI no. 31.4 contd.)
Paul takes over with this.
||Black Dog Blues (DDSI no. 31.4 contd.)
John starts this one off, then Paul joins in.
||Right String Wrong Yo-Yo (DDSI no. 31.4 contd.)
George and John take this piece
||Run For Your Life (DDSI no. 31.4 contd.)
The medley comes to an end with this Beatle classic.
"You cats want to get into Two Of Us ?"
||Two Of Us (DDSI no. 31.5)
This first take breaks down, but was too slow anyway.
A brief mention of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in leads to this exchange:
Paul, "Goodnight John."
John, "Goodnight Paul."
Paul, "Say Goodnight John."
John, "Goodnight Paul."
Either John hasn't been watching the show, or fancies his own version.
||Two Of Us (DDSI no. 31.6)
Nice take, but Paul laughs during one verse.
During the fade John sings :
"If you're ever in a jam here I am,
If you're ever in the sh1t grab my d1ck."
||Out Of Tune
John sings, "I suddenly discovered I was halfway out of tune,
but I continued playing because I'm no goon."
Along with tuning, there follows a discussion that Two Of Us ought to be faster.
They then practice it a bit quicker. (DDSI no. 31.9)
||Step Inside Love (DDSI no. 31.10)
Paul strums and sings in pseudo-Spanish.
Paul, "I'll be alright in a cabaret act when I get older."
||Friendship (DDSI no. 31.11)
John sings more obscene lyrics of what he did in the Two Of Us fade above.
||Tales Of Frankie Rabbit (DDSI no. 31.12)
John, "Presenting The Beatles - half dead."
||Two Of Us (DDSI no. 31.13)
Much quicker, excellent, with extended whistle fade-out.
John (loudly), "Was that it Glyn ?"
John's had enough as usual, Paul wants to do it again.
John, "I'm only paid to do it once more.
Wanted: French sailor's leg."
It was this take that ended up on the Let It Be album and the film, although the film edits in the whistle outro from the next take !
||Deed I Do (DDSI no. 31.14)
This and the next piece are played between takes as they discuss the previous take.
||In The Middle Of An Island (DDSI no. 31.14 contd.)
"All Together Now" is briefly heard too.
||Two Of Us (DDSI no. 31.15)
Just starts with John adding "tongue-clicking" noise, when ...
the tape runs out.