A Taste Of Honey - The Beatles
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"A Taste Of Honey" - The Beatles (1963)
Before The Beatles covered it, “A Taste Of Honey” was originally the theme tune for the 1961 film version of Shelagh Delaney's play of the same name starring Rita Tushingham.
The Beatles adapted the arrangement from the first vocal version, and made some minor lyrical changes to the chorus - Welch's version contains the lines "A taste of honey/A taste much sweeter than wine".
McCartney says in the Anthology documentary:
“’A Taste Of Honey’ was one of my big numbers in Hamburg - a bit of a ballad. It was different, but it used to get requested a lot. We sang close harmonies on the little echo mikes.”
Paul sings both lead and joins John on harmony, a trick he supposedly picked up from Buddy Holly.
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