There You Go

In 2012 there was a bio pic on the BBC about the life of George and Ira Gershwin’s song Summertime. That simple, beautiful construction had arrived at bio pic status by being the most covered song of the 20th Century. And some way into the story, it was mentioned that the second most covered song was Paul McCartney’s Yesterday. “Hmm”, I mused: “Summertime, three syllables, Yesterday, three syllables, there you go! Oh my God, There You Go – three syllables!” 20 minutes later I had tune and words pretty much mapped out. Sadly I don’t see this one setting any new records for cover versions, but it did provide a canvas for Cameron to write his first arrangement for string quartet, which the String Theory mob came and totally nailed on take one.

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