I Lost My Little Girl, by Paul McCartney

Paul Stewart - Tracy Stratford in The Twilight Zone, Episode 91: Little Girl Lost (1962)
Paul Stewart – Tracy Stratford in The Twilight Zone, Episode 91: Little Girl Lost (1962)

Paul McCartney wrote the song “I Lost My Little Girl” at the age of 14 in 1956 or 1957, shortly after the death of his mother (on 31 October 1956); the song may have been unconsciously inspired by that event, but he became aware of that much later. It is one of his first songs, and the first he wrote for guitar. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Hello Little Girl, by the Beatles

The Beatles Anthology 1 album cover
The Beatles Anthology 1 album cover – from The Beatles Collectors Wiki

John Lennon wrote his song “Hello Little Girl” in 1957, and it was the first one composed by the duo Lennon-McCartney. The Beatles recorded a version of it, and submitted it with Paul McCartney’s “Like Dreamers Do” during their unsuccessful audition for Decca Records on 1 January 1962. It was finally included (as Track 19) in their compilation album Anthology 1, released on 20 November 1995 by Apple Records, which is part of The Beatles Anthology series. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

La nouvelle confession de Lucile, dans Étrennes aux fouteurs

Johann Wölfle, After Charles van Beveren - Die Beichte am Krankenbette
Johann Wölfle, d’après Charles van Beveren – Die Beichte am Krankenbette (1860–1868) – The British Museum 1868,0328.412, via Wikimedia Commons

Je continue ma présentation du recueil anonyme Étrennes aux fouteurs, ou le calendrier des trois sexes publié en 1793, au plus fort de la Révolution française. Le poème suivant, sur un air de chansonnette, se présente comme la confession d’une jeune fille au prêtre, mais c’est le récit sans fard d’une vie de débauche. Comme précédemment, j’ai conservé l’orthographe du 18e siècle, mais j’utilise la typographie moderne, en particulier pour la lettre ‘s’. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…