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Till There Was You

Composer(s) : Meredith Willson
Year : 1957

Alan W. Pollack 's "Notes On" Till There Was You

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Intro:
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There were bells on a hill, but I never heard them ringing


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No I never heard them at all

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Till there was you

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There were birds in the sky, but I never saw them winging


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No I never saw them at all

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Till there was you

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Then there was music     and wonderful roses

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They   tell me in sweet      fragrant meadows of dawn and dew


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There was love all around, but I never heard it singing

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No I never heard it at all

	        
Till there was you

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Till -- there was you------


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           Then there was...

From the Royal Command Performance, Recorded at Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 4 November 1963:

Paul: "Thank you, thank you. Thank you very much indeed! Ho! Ta, Ta."
John: "What?"
Paul: "Sorry. The next one we'd like to sing now is one that's a bit slower. This is from the show "The Music Man" 
       and it's also been recorded by our favourite American group, Sophie Tucker."

TILL THERE WAS YOU   (....)

John: "Thank you. For our last number I'd like to ask your help... 
Would the people in the cheaper seats, clap your hands... 
and the rest of you if you'd just rattle your jewel'ry!
Thank you. We'd like to sing a song called Twist And Shout."




Meredith Willson's The Music Man opened on Broadway on 19 December 1957 and went on for a 1375 performance run. 
The cast album won the very first Grammy Award ever presented. The Music Man won eight Tony Awards with Willson 
winning for Best Musical Author and Best Composer and Lyricist. The movie version won the Academy Award for 
Best Musical Score.
"Till 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.
In 1959, Anita Bryant recorded a single which reached #30 on the Billboard Hot 100; a 1962 instrumental version by Valjean was also popular. Perhaps the best-known cover version was recorded by The Beatles. It was included on their albums With the Beatles (UK Release, 1963), Meet the Beatles (US Release, 1964). The song was the only Broadway tune the Beatles ever recorded.
"Till There Was You" was a minor hit in the UK for Peggy Lee in March 1961. McCartney was introduced to her music by his older cousin, Bett Robbins, who would occasionally baby-sit the two McCartney brothers [1]. McCartney said: "I had no idea until much later that it was from The Music Man" [2]. "Till There Was You" was part of The Beatles repertoire in 1962 and performed at the Star Club in Hamburg [3]. It became illustrative of The Beatles versatility, proving they could appeal to all sections of an audience, moving easily from ballads to rock and roll, as in their Royal Command Performance when they followed this song with "Twist and Shout".
Live versions of the song turned up on Live at the BBC (released in 1994) and Anthology 1 (released in 1995). The latter version was recorded when The Beatles played at the Royal Command (Variety) Performance in November 1963, in which Paul praises the earlier recording of this song by Sophie Tucker.
The Beatles also performed "Till There Was You" as part of their failed audition for Decca Records in London on January 1st, 1962 [4].
The song was the second of six the group sang during their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9th, 1964 [5].

Alternate version:

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There ..

       G-7              Bb-
But I ..

      Fmaj7  A-7     Ab-7 G-7
No I ..

 C7            F(maj7)     (and a C7 into the next verse
Till ...         or a F7 into the chorus)



F7                 Bb   Bb-              F
   Then ..


     D7          G-7              G7       C7
They ..


     Caug
And ...


Marian:
There were bells
On the hill
But I never heard them ringing
No, I never heard them at all
Till there was you

There were birds in the sky
But I never saw them winging
No, I never saw them at all
Till there was you

And there was music
And there were wonderful roses they tell me
In sweet fragrant meadows
Of dawn and dew

There was love all around
But I never heard it singing
No, I never heard it at all
Till there was you

Marian and Harold:
There was love all around
But I never head it singing
No, I never heard it at all
Till there was you 



Ook op The Decca Tapes:

ChordsNotes On
To Know Her Is To Love Her 
Crying, Waiting, Hoping 
September In The Rain 
Besame Mucho 
Searching 
Sheik Of Araby 
Till There Was You Till There Was You
Take Good Care Of My Baby 
Memphis, Tennessee 
Sure To Fall 
Money (That's What I Want) Money (That's What I Want)
Three Cool Cats 

Ook op With the Beatles:

ChordsNotes On
It Won't Be Long It Won't Be Long
All I've Got to Do All I've Got to Do
All My Loving All My Loving
Don't Bother Me Don't Bother Me
Little Child Little Child
Till There Was You Till There Was You
Please Mr. Postman Please Mr. Postman
Roll over Beethoven Roll over Beethoven
Hold Me Tight Hold Me Tight
You've Really Got a Hold on Me You've Really Got a Hold on Me
I Wanna Be Your Man I Wanna Be Your Man
Devil in Her Heart Devil in Her Heart
Not a Second Time Not a Second Time
Money (That's What I Want) Money (That's What I Want)

Ook op Anthology 1:

ChordsNotes On
Free As A Bird Free As A Bird
Speeches_ant_1 We Were Four Guys ... That's All (john Lennon Speaking To Jann Wenner) 
That'll Be The Day 
In Spite Of All The Danger 
Sometimes I'd Borrow ... Those Still Exist 
Hallelujah, I Love Her So 
You'll Be Mine 
Cayenne 
First Of All ... It Didn't Do A Thing Here 
My Bonnie 
Ain't She Sweet 
Cry For A Shadow 
Brian Was A Beautiful Guy ... He Presented Us Well 
I Secured Them ... A Beatle Drink Even Then 
Searching 
Three Cool Cats 
Sheik Of Araby 
Like Dreamers Do 
Hello Little Girl 
Well, The Recording Test ... By My Artists 
Besame Mucho 
Love Me Do Love Me Do
How Do You Do It 
Please Please Me Please Please Me
One After 909 (Takes 3, 4, & 5)
One After 909 (Takes 4 & 5)
Lend Me Your Comb 
I'll Get You (Live at the London Palladium)
We Were Performers ... In Britain 
I Saw Her Standing There (Live in Stockholm)
From Me To You (Live in Stockholm)
Money (that's What I Want) (Live in Stockholm)
You've Really Got A Hold On Me (Live in Stockholm)
Roll Over Beethoven (Live in Stockholm)
She Loves You (Live at the Royal Variety Show)
Till There Was You (Live at the Royal Variety Show)
Twist And Shout (Live at the Royal Variety Show)
This Boy (Live on The Morecambe and Wise Show)
I Want To Hold Your Hand (Live on The Morecambe and Wise Show)
Boys, What I Was Thinking ... (morecambe & Wise Speaking To The Beatles) 
Moonlight Bay (Live on The Morecambe and Wise Show)
Can't Buy Me Love (Takes 1 & 2)
All My Loving Live on The Ed Sullivan Show)
You Can't Do That (Take 6)
And I Love Her (Take 2)
A Hard Day's Night (Take 1)
I Wanna Be Your Man I Wanna Be Your Man
Long Tall Sally Long Tall Sally
Boys Boys
Shout ! 
I'll Be Back (Take 2)
I'll Be Back (Take 3)
You Know What To Do 
No Reply No Reply
Mr. Moonlight (Takes 1 & 4)
Leave My Kitten Alone (Take 5)
No Reply (Take 2)
Eight Days A Week (Takes 1, 2 & 4)
Eight Days A Week (Take 5)
Kansas City-Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [medley] (Take 1)

Ook op Live At The BBC:

ChordsNotes On
Beatle Greetings (speech) 
From Us To You 
Riding On A Bus (speech) 
I Got A Woman 
Too Much Monkey Business 
Keep Your Hands Off My Baby 
I'll Be On My Way 
Young Blood 
A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues 
Sure To Fall 
Some Other Guy 
Thank You Girl Thank You Girl
Sha La La La La! (speech) 
Baby It's You Baby It's You
That's All Right (mama) 
Carol 
Soldier Of Love 
A Little Rhyme (speech) 
Clarabella 
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (over You) 
Crying, Waiting, Hoping 
Dear Wack! (speech) 
You've Really Got a Hold on Me You've Really Got a Hold on Me
To Know Her Is To Love Her 
A Taste of Honey A Taste of Honey
Long Tall Sally Long Tall Sally
I Saw Her Standing There I Saw Her Standing There
The Honeymoon Song 
Johnny B. Goode 
Memphis, Tennessee 
Lucille 
Can't Buy Me Love Can't Buy Me Love
From Fluff To You (speech) 
Till There Was You Till There Was You
Crinsk Dee Night 
A Hard Day's Night A Hard Day's Night
Have A Banana! 
I Wanna Be Your Man I Wanna Be Your Man
Just A Rumour 
Roll over Beethoven Roll over Beethoven
All My Loving All My Loving
Things We Said Today Things We Said Today
She's a Woman She's a Woman
Sweet Little Sixteen 
1822! 
Lonesome Tears In My Eyes 
Nothin' Shakin' 
The Hippy Hippy Shake 
Glad All Over 
I Just Don't Understand 
So How Come (no One Loves Me) 
I Feel Fine I Feel Fine
I'm a Loser I'm a Loser
Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby
Rock & Roll Music Rock & Roll Music
Ticket to Ride Ticket to Ride
Dizzy Miss Lizzy Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Kansas City-Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [Medley] Kansas City-Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [Medley]
Set Fire To That Lot! 
Matchbox Matchbox
I Forgot To Remember To Forget 
Love These Goon Shows! 
I Got To Find My Baby 
Ooh! My Soul 
Ooh! My Arms 
Don't Ever Change 
Slow Down Slow Down
Honey Don't Honey Don't
Love Me Do Love Me Do

Ook op On Air - Live At The BBC Vol 2:

ChordsNotes On
And Here We Are Again (speech) 
Words of Love Words of Love
How About It, Gorgeus? (speech) 
Do You Want to Know a Secret Do You Want to Know a Secret
Lucille 
Hey, Paul... (speech) 
Anna (Go to Him) Anna (Go to Him)
Hello! (speech) 
Please Please Me Please Please Me
Misery Misery
I'm Talking About You 
A Real Treat (speech) 
Boys Boys
Absolutely Fab (speech) 
Chains Chains
Ask Me Why Ask Me Why
Till There Was You Till There Was You
Lend Me Your Comb 
Lower 5e (speech) 
The Hippy Hippy Shake 
Roll over Beethoven Roll over Beethoven
There's a Place There's a Place
Bumper Bundle (speech) 
P.S. I Love You P.S. I Love You
Please Mr. Postman Please Mr. Postman
Beautiful Dreamer 
Devil in Her Heart Devil in Her Heart
The 49 Weeks (speech) 
Sure To Fall 
Never Mind, Eh? (speech) 
Twist and Shout Twist and Shout
Bye, Bye (speech) 
John Pop Profile (speech) 
George Pop Profile (speech) 
I Saw Her Standing There I Saw Her Standing There
Glad All Over 
Lift Lid Again (speech) 
I'll Get You I'll Get You
She Loves You She Loves You
Memphis, Tennessee 
Happy Birthday, Dear Saturday Club 
Now Hush, Hush (speech) 
From Me to You From Me to You
Money (That's What I Want) Money (That's What I Want)
I Want to Hold Your Hand I Want to Hold Your Hand
Brian Bathtubes 
This Boy This Boy
If I Wasn't In America 
I Got A Woman 
Long Tall Sally Long Tall Sally
If I Fell If I Fell
A Hard Job Writing Them (speech) 
And I Love Her And I Love Her
Oh, Can't We? Yes We Can (speech) 
You Can't Do That You Can't Do That
Honey Don't Honey Don't
I'll Follow the Sun I'll Follow the Sun
Green With Black Shutters (speech) 
Kansas City-Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [Medley] Kansas City-Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! [Medley]
That's What We're Here For (speech) 
I Feel Fine (Studio Outtake)
Paul Pop Profile (speech) 
Ringo Pop Profile (speech) 

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