The Guitar Train continues along the track of songs I would request The Beatles to perform for me in the concert of my dreams. I came up with the idea for these posts because of a recent dream I had where Paul McCartney asked me to request one song from each Beatles album and he would perform them for me. Ironically, years before this dream, I had a dream about George Harrison. In that dream, he was in concert performing with a musician I really do not like (and shall remain nameless). That musician was not nice in the dream but George was very nice. The dream was bittersweet. It was good to “see” George Harrison but then sad to be hit again with the fact that he is no longer with us. I was left with the overwhelming feeling that I didn’t appreciate him enough when he was alive.
Beatles fans know that George wasn’t given the lead vocal part often or allowed to contribute many of the songs he wrote. (I guess I’m not the only one who didn’t appreciate him enough). As a result, I didn’t have as many songs to choose from as I did for Paul and John. So here are the songs I would request George sing to me in a dream concert.
- Do You Wanna Know a Secret
- Don’t Bother Me
- I’m Happy Just to Dance with You
- Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby
- You Like Me Too Much
- If I Needed Someone
- Within You Without You
- Blue Jay Way
- Savoy Truffle
- It’s All Too Much
- Here Comes the Sun
- For You Blue
I would have to ask for a special encore as my favorite George Harrison song was not included in any of The Beatles albums, but released as a B-side of a single. My dream George Harrison concert could not end without hearing him perform “Old Brown Shoe.”
Guitar Train passengers, if you could request one George Harrison song he either wrote and/or sang lead vocals on from each Beatles album, which songs would you pick?
Stay on board for the next stop on the Guitar Train which brings us to Ringo Starr’s Beatles songs.