BEATLES NOVELTIES.
THE MYSTERY TOUR.
THE BALLAD OF PAUL.



USA, 1969






MGM RECORDS
K 14097



1- THE BALLAD
OF PAUL

2- THE BALLAD
OF PAUL
(FOLLOW THE BOUNCING BALL)











MEXICO, 1969






MGM RECORDS
MG-45-46







1- LA BALADA DE PAUL
(THE BALLAD OF PAUL)

2- LA BALADA DE PAUL
(FOLLOW THE
BOUNCING BALL)







LYRICS:

Has Paul McCartney left this world?
Has he taken his last breath?
Have John and George and Ringo told us of his death?
Never made the papers didn't read it in the news.
But its right there for you to find in several hidden clues.

From Sgt. Pepper to Abbey Road, they had us on a chase.
If you know just where to look, it all falls into place.
An argument, an accident, an unseen traffic light,
a left hand guitar on a fresh dug grave

An album dawned in mouring white in a magical mystery tour.
Three inside with blood red rose, one dead black one makes four.
Song lyrics are important, in fact they say it all.
At the end of "Strawberry Fields," John says "I burried Paul."

Four men on the front of Abbey Road cross a London street.
The first in white, the next in black, the third no shoes on feet.
A cigarette is held in the right hand of the dead,
but McCartney was LEFT HANDED so everyone is dead.
These are just a few things that I have found.
They are somewhere in the (Unauditable....) burried

(Instrumental) Yeah yeah yeah

Of one fact I am certain, on one point crystal clear,
alive or dead or just a hoax, the truth we'll never hear.
John Lennon is a holy man, he'd like us to believe
he led us all from clue to clue, so fantasitc to conceive.
If you can find it in the scriptures, or read it in King Lear,
you may have a date in Pepperland, the time in drawing near.



PAUL McCARTNEY IS DEAD:

An habit of reading hidden meanings in records has been very extended. There was a rumour that Paul McCartney had been beheaded in a road accident on 9 November 1966 and replaced by a look-alike.

According to this theory, the Beatles then left all sorts of clues on their albums about Paul's death and replacement. Depending on which version of the story you hear, the Beatles left these clues either out of guilt, as an in-joke for savvy fans, or an an elaborate publicity stunt to sell more records. The Beatles have always claimed that these "clues" are just meaningless coincidences.

Some novelty records about the "Paul is dead" rumor released in 1969. None of them were hits, but there was an impressive array of "Paul id Dead" singles in this year.

In the spring of 1969 Terry Knight went to London to for talks with Apple but was unable to reach an agreement. He then released a song called "Saint Paul" which references a number of Beatles songs and seems to hint that Paul is dead. Terry Knight was probably trying to express his sorrow that the Beatles were on such bad terms with one another and indicating that he identified with Paul, but those who believed that some sort of conspiracy was afoot saw the song as a reference to Paul's death.

Penetrating the crowded airwaves then were the likes of "Brother Paul" by Billy Shears and The All-Americans.

Zacharias and his Tree People's released "We're All Paul Bearers"

Werbley Finster (which was a pseudonym for Jose Feliciano) released "So Long, Paul".

And we have this "The Ballad of Paul" by The Mystery Tour.

And there are more recent tracks that refer to the "Paul is dead" rumor:"Paul Is Dead" by Yo la Tengo, "Cranberry Sauce" by Arcwelder, "Turn Me On Dead Man" by Bill Lloyd, "Turn Me On Dead Man" by Game Theory, "Grassheads" by The Spent Poets, "Paul Is Dead" by Transistor Transistor, "Paul McCartney" by SR-71...

TURN ME ON, DEAD MAN was a mix CD by Dead Man, that attempts to sum up the "Paul is dead" rumor (February 2005).









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