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“Till There Was You” by Meredith Willson . . . from the Broadway Musical “The Music Man” . . . . Ukulele Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . contained in the Chord/Melody eBook ONE

June 9, 2016

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till there was you blog headerPerformance of “Till There Was You”

We learn from Wikipedia that “Til There Was You” is a song written by Meredith Willson for his 1957 musical play The Music Man, and which also appeared in the 1962 movie version. The song is sung by librarian Marian Paroo (Barbara Cook on Broadway, Shirley Jones in the film) to Professor Harold Hill (portrayed by Robert Preston) toward the end of Act Two. It became a hit for Anita Bryant in 1959 and was later covered by the English rock band the Beatles in 1963

THE BEATLES VERSION  . . .

“Till There Was You” was included on the Beatles albums With the Beatles (UK release, 1963) and Meet the Beatles! (US release, 1964), the song was the only Broadway tune that the English rock group ever recorded.

Paul McCartney was introduced to Peggy Lee‘s cover of the…

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