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Song Released: 1963


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Well, she was just 17,
You know what I mean,
And the way she looked was way beyond compare.
So how could I dance with another (ooh)
And I saw her standin’ there.

Well she looked at me, and i, I could see
That before too long I’d fall in...

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    lazur
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    Sep 10th, 2009 9:37pm report


    The lyrics are obvious. I actually wanted to discuss "If
    I Fell" in reference to "I...Hand", but it's not listed here, so I'll do it in reverse: The opening verse of "If I Fell", ends : "Cause I've been in love before/and I found that love was more/than just ***holding hands***." A great way to tie a longer story together by referring to an previous song. Not blatent, it can stand alone, still excellent without realizing the tie-in, -and-, as is the case with many Lennon-McCartney lryics, it can be enjoyed as a sincere plea, -or- with a wink. (Incidentally, this tune firmly establishes the Beatles as the last of the great old school composers in the classic popular song form.



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    KittenStuffy
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    May 9th, 2008 5:29pm report


    I think that song song is about a guy who goes to a dance and sees a girl standing there. She's not dancing with anybody and no one has asked her so I guess she's shy. So he decides to be all nice and goes and asks her! Then she likes him beacouse he was so nce to her and she likes her, too! So how can they dance with other people when they like each other and they know it?



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    beatles921
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    Jan 12th, 2008 1:14am report


    John and Paul wrote this while Paul was still in high school and John was at art school and they skipped classes and started messing around with chords and lyrics in Paul's living room. Paul originally came up with the lyrics "well she was just seventeen, never been a beauty queen" John liked where he was going but knew the second part of that HAD to go.



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    vanifilth
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    Jun 17th, 2006 6:24pm report


    He sees a lady at a dance,and is immediately attracted to her. So he went across the room and started dancing with her, and fell in love.



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    anonymous
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    May 26th, 2006 5:13am report


    This song is a description of society at the time. Dances were really big at the time and it describes the way that a man would go into the dance and look around for someone to dance with.




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