Beatle Bassist's Lyric May Get New Life

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A newly-found excerpt from a song written by Stu Sutcliffe in 1959 may be incorporated into a new song by a Liverpool musician. Dean Johnson says of the lyric to “Sheila”:

“The prose is very poetic, with the influence of Keats or Byron, the great English Romantics.  It’s interesting that the level of sophistication is way ahead of early Lennon and McCartney.”

The lyrics to "Sheila" read, in part, “Shall sorrow lean her drooping head, to touch with your dark lightly tread, a flower shrinks from cold and rain, but bright new sun cheeks cheer again.”

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