Paul McCartney Removed a Line From The Beatles’ ‘I Saw Her Standing
One of the most famous classic rock songs of the early 1960s is The Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There.
Paul McCartney and John Lennon disliked a line in an early version of the
song. Subsequently, the duo wrote one of the most famous lyrics of The Beatles’ early years.
In the 1997 book
Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now
, Paul discussed writing “I Saw Her
Standing There.” “‘I Saw Her Standing There’ was my original, I’d started it and I had the first
verse, which therefore gave me the tune, the tempo, and the key,” he said. “It gave you the
subject matter, a lot of the information, and then you had to fill in.”
Paul and John disliked one of the lyrics that was part of an early version of “I Saw Her Standing There.”
She was just 17, she’d never been a beauty queen,'” Paul remembered.