|A proper appreciation of tea |
may suggest that
they are cricketers
The first single record that FB bought with his own money was the Beatles' Paperback Writer. The first LP he bought was Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
|Lennon hits out while filming in Spain 1966|
The Beatles have been part of the soundtrack to FB's life. So omnipresent have they been that FB is sure all their songs must be about cricket, but he just hasn't worked out how yet so deep are the lyrics.
Here is FB's Beatles XI - his favourite songs from the catalogue. All of them seem to have some kind of clue in the lyric to their cricketing significance. Perhaps this is why they are FB's favourites. Or is he just making it up? (Not in batting order).
A Day in the Life - nobody was really sure if he hadn't ever played at Lords
And Your Bird Can Sing - you tell me that you've faced every ball there is, and you bowl with swing
Come Together - Got to be a quickie 'cos he's so hard to see
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - Here I stand, Bat in Hand, turn my face to the ball
Dr Robert - Ring my friend, I said No Ball, Dr Robert
Get Back - Get Back, Get Back, Get back to the crease where you belong
Norwegian Wood - I once had a Scoop
Strawberry Fields Forever - Batting is easy with eyes closed
I Should Have Known Better - I should have known better with a ball like that
If I Fell - If I trust in you, Oh Please, don't run me out
Here Comes the Sun - Little Darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter, Here come the Nets
Cricketing songs or not - John George Paul and Ringo - Test Match Quality.