A: It wasn’t actually a Beatles song at all!
My son and his wife finally had their wedding reception the day before their second anniversary. A tiny little Covid wedding two years ago was not followed by the party they had wanted to share with family and friends, so at long last they hosted a wonderful gathering last weekend. It was kind of nice for them to be able to simply enjoy a party, without the stress of the actual wedding ceremony. Sadly, some of their wedding party weren’t able to join us, but their co-MCs, Trent and Brayden did an amazing job and were charming and hilarious. The food was delicious, the beverages flowed, there were games out on the lawn… and I was proud of myself for successfully setting up the sound system and making it work!
A few people gave speeches, and when Matt went up to give his, I went along to be his Emotional Support Human. I was prepared to step in and finish reading his words should he choke up and be unable to continue. For my part, I didn’t bother writing a speech, but had planned a song. I queued it up beforehand and asked my brother-in-law John to hit Go at the right time.
So the answer to the question C asked me last night is this: It was not a Beatles song at all. In fact it was called Till There Was You, and is from the musical, The Music Man. The Beatles recorded a cover of it in 1963. It was recorded in mono, so when I pan from one speaker to the other you can hear just Paul’s vocals, or just George and John’s guitars. I was able to create a sort of karaoke track this way. (At least, I think this is how it worked… I’m not sure of the technical stuff, but the result is the important thing.)
The result was that I sang Till There Was You, accompanied by the Beatles’ guitars.
Want to hear their rendition? https://youtu.be/SHAqAO7w8M8