What manor of melody was Please, Please Me?
‘Ask Me Why’on flip-side B.
‘Love me Do’, The Daily Mirror spied
Beatlemania is now alive!
Johnny, Paul, George and Ringo
Racked US parent with constant vertigo.
Screaming, sighing, laughing crying
lyrics shouted un-subsiding.
Gone the hair style called the ‘Buzz’
Bowls coiffured for most of us.
Ecstatic when we finally found
Ed Sullivan conceding to their sound!
Leaping forward, Norwegian Wood,
“I once had a girl” and this was good!
‘A Hard Day’s Night’ was out of sight!
And Man, ‘Do I want to hold your hand.’
The Boys had talent rhythm and news,
A whole new twist on swinging blues.
With ‘Rubber Soul’ on water they tread,
Our hunger for more could not be fed.
‘Help’I need a ‘Ticket to Ride’
“Let It Be’ cause ‘Yesterday’ cried.
And so began the winding road
Long it was and gave us hope.
Eventually success put them asunder,
But I can still recall the thunder
Of McCartney, Harrison, Lennon and Starr
As flames igniting a nation’s heart.
Scott Matthews 05/19/13
For my daughter on her 31st birthday.