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Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

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John Lennon
Paul McCartney

John Lennon and Paul McCartney(arr. Holmes)


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General Info

Year: 1968
Duration:
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da is a song by the Beatles from their 1968 album The Beatles (often called "the White Album"). Although credited to Lennon–McCartney, the song was written solely by Paul McCartney. McCartney wrote the song around the time that highlife and reggae were beginning to become popular in Britain. The starting lyric, "Desmond has a barrow in the market-place", was a reference to the first internationally renowned Jamaican ska and reggae performer Desmond Dekker who had just had a successful tour of the UK. The tag line "ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah" was an expression used by Nigerian conga player Jimmy Scott-Emuakpor, an acquaintance of McCartney.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Pomona (Calif.) Concert Band (Linda W. Taylor, conductor) – 18 August 2016


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