Talk:Two of Us (song)

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Fender VI[edit]

This article states that they used a Fender VI, but in many books and even on Let It Be itself you can see that they do not use a fender VI. I hope someone changes this. Vash The Stampede 22:38, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Playboy interview[edit]

At least for those who have heard the tapes recorded by David Sheff for Playboy in 1980, it's obvious that the reason Lennon took credit for writing this song, is because he misunderstood the question. He seems to have thought Mr. Sheff was still talking about the song 'Don't Let Me Down'. My theory is that when Sheff moved on to ask about 'Two of us', Lennon thought he said "who it was?"(or something like that..), whereupon Lennon answered "mine". (talk) 18:31, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

The tape supposedly reveals that Lennon completely disregards the question, and keeps talking about 'Don't Let Me Down' the whole way through. He doesn't even say 'mine', as stated in the written interview(And the 'All We Are Saying' book). It seems to only have been an assumption on David Sheff's part. -- (talk) 15:23, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Besides, when Lennon was interviewed by Hit Parader in 1972, he attributed the song in its entirety to McCartney.-- (talk) 15:23, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

I can't find "Two of us" in the text of the Playboy interview transcribed from the original magazine issue ( Who can confirm this reference ? If this part was never printed but only recorded on the tapes, you should mention it.-- (talk) 15:05, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Me again... I've just read that page : Scroll down to the end of the page... Donald Sauter writes that this claim from Lennon was printed in David Sheff's book (and not in Playboy Magazine) but was NOT recorded on the tapes ! So it seems to be a mistake. I think you should correct this point (I will not, being only a french Wikipedia user).-- (talk) 15:46, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
The article indicates that Lennon may have been distracted. Given that Sheff is one of the main sources of what Lennon said he wrote, I don't think that section should be changed. Someone with the Hit Parader article could add a statement about that, and if there is a reliable source--not WP:OR--that describes that portion of the tapes, then that could be included and cited.
In general, remember that we are recording evidence, not our interpretation of evidence and/or truth. The Sheff evidence is pretty clear, but anyone who thinks Sheff--or Lennon--was infallible is beyond help anyway. — John Cardinal (talk) 22:44, 10 May 2009 (UTC)


Here's something to be noted, although I have no sources. Maybe someone else does?

In the UK there is a general refusal to allow Beatles recordings to be broadcast on TV adverts. The first of very small number which I know of was "Two of Us", in the early 1980s. The repeated lines "we're on our way home" were used in a Shell garages advert, and it was the original Beatles recording. I don't know where to find this info in a reliable source though. (talk) 09:15, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Time signature, and the obscure early version[edit]

Notice this song uses 4/4, 3/4 and occasionally 2/4. The early up-tempo, electric-guitar version is interesting, at least to the writer of the message you are reading. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:54, 16 March 2016 (UTC)