Talk:And Your Bird Can Sing

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The guitars are played by Harrison and Lennon, according to Lewishon. If there is any source that credits McCartney, then needed to be cited. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:36, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Well, let's assume Paul played bass guitar. JohnD. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:38, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Well at the moment the article and the credits contradict each other on this. Which is correct? Mezigue (talk) 11:04, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Why is this hard rock, more like soft rock if you want to correctly classify something(Monkeymanman (talk) 22:03, 5 October 2009 (UTC))


No one knows why they were laughing in the song. Was it cause in the Anthology song, John was smacking his lips? and making funny noises? Put that in the article it anyone think that's it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Moptopstyle1 (talkcontribs) 01:39, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

The reason for laughing was an inside joke, when they got high on pot one time paul was obsessing to trying to find a pen to write something down what he thought was the meaning of life because he just discovered it. When they sobered up, they read it and it said "there are 7 levels" and relized it meant nothing and it became a joke... "You tell me you've seen seven wonders"... Paul starts to laugh. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:59, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

Input about Elvis Costello's opinion[edit]

I added a short comment about how Elvis Costello appreciates this song. I think it has some importance and interest, as he is a major artist and Beatles lover. If anyone thinks otherwise, please explain why. Barak Pick —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:58, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

Elvis Costello's opinion on this song is not important, especially if it was only "one of his favourite" Beatles songs. Also, please spell 'favourite' correctly on British pages. McLerristarr / Mclay1 08:09, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
You don't have to be nasty about it. B.
I wasn't. It's difficult to tell what tone of voice someone is using in writing, without resorting to smilies. McLerristarr / Mclay1 11:47, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
Countless major artists have been influenced by them. Listing those who like this song would not be appropriate in an encyclopedia article (see WP:INDISCRIMINATE). PL290 (talk) 08:25, 30 August 2010 (UTC)


I can't recall which book I read that from, but it's been suggested that the inspiration came from Cynthia who bought a cuckoo clock to John who found the gift unbearable. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:59, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

Hard rock[edit]

The Sound & Vision quote being cited for "hard rock" as a genre is being used out of context: "Go forward to 1968 and The Beatles (a.k.a. The White Album) and you get a veritable hard-rock clinic on what used to be, in the days of vinyl". Did someone just Google "hard rock" and the song title in the same sentence, find this book source, and use it to support their own conclusion? Dan56 (talk) 19:37, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

Same with "power pop" and its source: "Ten Classic Power Pop Intro Riffs ... "the first 30 seconds of a song ... 7. 'And Your Bird Can Sing' - Beatles". Dan56 (talk) 19:40, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

Psychedelic rock[edit]

The term "psychedelic music" is used as an umbrella term which covers an array of genres, and alone doesn't define a particular style or song. However, psychedelic rock is more to the point and in line with various contemporary acts such as the Byrds and in particular their song "Eight Miles High" which is often cited as the vanguard of psychedelia. [1] [2] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:21, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

What does any of that have to do with the sources covering this particular topic, i.e. this song? ("Psychedelic number") Dan56 (talk) 21:25, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Psychedelic music is not a genre, just an umbrella term that covers number of genres. This source doesn't describe psychedelic as a distinct genre. --John of Lancaster (talk) 15:41, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
So dont use it for that article. As for this article, it calls "And You Bird..." a "psychedelic number", and again, Wikipedia is not a dictionary. And I could argue with you that "rock" is an umbrella term covering a number of genres (hard rock, psychedelic rock, etc.), but I dont have to. The source supports "psychedelic"; maybe the source's author feels the song encompasses a number of psychedelic styles, maybe he feels it's a genre. We cant edit and cherrypick sources with such prejudices/preconceived opinions, but be objective and stick to the sources. Dan56 (talk) 23:26, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

It's good the said genre was changed. The only thing heavy about the song was the guitar and a song usually needs more than that to rightfully be classified as hard rock. C.Syde (talk | contribs) 09:25, 17 May 2014 (UTC)


There's a sensational cover by The Charles River Boys on their all Beatles "Beatles Country" album. They make it sound like a Bill Monroe song.[1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:43, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^