BEATLES: ORIGINAL RACIST VERSION OF "GET BACK"

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  1. John Smith

    John Smith Well-Known Member VIP

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    Ever notice the lyrics to "Get Back" don't make much sense? That's because "get back to where you once belong" was referring to the flood of foreigners coming into England in the 1960s. "Don't dig no Pakistanis taking all the people's jobs", etc. Obviously not good for commercial release so they changed the words. The Beatles later said they were just mocking a particular British politician who made anti-immigrant comments during a speech. Here's The Beatles singing Get Back with the original lyrics. It's Trump's favorite Beatles song.

     
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  2. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    Yeah, think it had something to do with policies at the time. They messed around with Get Back a lot. Only album
    where rehearsals were also recorded.

    Here's a version with John singing.

     
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