Ringo Starr - Early 1970 Lyrics




Lives on a farm, got plenty of charm, beep, beep.
He's got no cows but he's sure got a whole lotta sheep.
And brand new wife and a family,
And when he comes to town,
I wonder if he'll play with me.

Laying in bed, watching tv, cookie!
With his mama by his side, she's japanese.
They scream and they cried, now they're free,
And when he comes to town,
I know he's gonna play with me.

He's a long-haired, cross-legged guitar picker, um-um.
With his long-legged lady in the garden picking daisies for his soup.
A forty acre house he doesn't see,
'Cause he's always in town
Playing for you with me.

I play guitar, a - d - e.
I don't play bass 'cause that's too hard for me.
I play the piano if it's in c.
And when i go to town i wanna see all three,
And when i go to town i wanna see all three,
And when i go to town i wanna see all three.





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  1. Stuart Stier

    Ognir rocks!

  2. Rob Nordelnob

    this song is fucking adorable

  3. Eric Beaulieu

    Love RinGo,this is one of His fun masTerpieces.Rock on M.STaRR.

  4. em jay

    I first heard this in 1975 on the Blast From Your Past album. I remember thinking what a sad story it seemed to be. Like the rest of the world back then, I wanted to see a Beatle reunion. I have a greater appreciation for the song now than I did back then. The lyrics are a lot more thought out than one would think. Although Ringo sings about "all three," his deep appreciation for Harrison really shines through with "A forty acre house he doesn't see, cause he's always in town playing for you with me." Harrison rarely saw that place back then because he was always helping Ringo with his songs. But how wonderful for Ringo to realize that and show his appreciation in song.

  5. Rosie O

    Who was George’s girlfriend at the time?

    Astorialands

    Pattie Boyd

  6. Rohan Sask

    John pulled the Plug, and Faul felt slighted and thrown away after only 2 years of work, while the others were more than happy to collaborate with John for the next ten years if need be. It was Lennon's way of escaping what they had done to themselves by bringing Faul aboard, and Faul was the ultimate loser in this equation.

    Matty C.

    Can't see how Paul was the looser. He was quite successful in the 70's....

  7. Joseph Tabar

    If I had to pull the bag over the head of one beetle, it would be Ringo Star. I can't emphasize how much he really sucks by himself. I'm still waiting on him to take a drum lesson from Neil Peart!

    gdalcorso1

    You're insane.

    Richard Farnsworth

    Ouch. Bag over your head for the spelling of Beatle. And Ringo has managed to pull together an ever shifting "All staff Band". He is amazing. I can't emphasize that enough.

    Edgar Carpenter

    I can stand that you don't like Ringo, and certainly there are better drummers out there...

    But... Neil Peart? Really, nigga? Really?!

    Crynaotlod

    Neil Peart is awful

  8. Planet of the Deaf

    A charming song, and nice sentiment too

  9. camgreer

    How did this one escape me? I guess I never sat down and listened to this album. It's really kinda sad, poor Ringo all alone, just wants to bang on his drum all day, but with some mates.

  10. John Bond

    This is the flip-side of "It Don't Come Easy", no?

  11. Will Drucker

    Wow...notice when Ringo sings a line about Paul...”when he comes to town, I WONDER if he’ll play with me”...but when he sings the same line about John...”when he comes to town, I KNOW he’s gonna play with me”....same with George....just shows how much closer Ringo was to John and George as opposed to Paul...

    Daniel Achille

    Will Drucker That line about Paul is because Paul was forced to sue the other three to get out of the Beatles contract and be free of Alan Klein whom the other three later sacked (fired).

    Ölsk Zeri

    There was No JPM after late 1966, William took over the Paul role trough an already set up affair and yeah... You saw how it all ended, in pure bitterness and "Fab Three" had all the right in the world being angry on Beatle Bill Who ended Beatles. (He stole the band from John and became the new Bandleader)

    Gabriel Gaya

    Just remember that Paul play a lot of drums in the Beatles since the White Album...

  12. Fernando Aldekoa

    Best lyrics from Ringo.

  13. swami 7774

    "When I go to town, I wanna see all three." Ringo was always the guy who would have welcomed a reunion, no questions asked.

    Betty Johnson

    They all played on his album "Ringo".

  14. me & you

    i almost threw up when i saw yoko moko ono

  15. me & you

    Most beatle fans think this song is about the rolling stones but it is really about The Kinks

  16. Charlie Maffman

    Well that sucked a little ass

  17. alejandro gama gomez

    "Early 1970" is a song by English musician Ringo Starr, released in April 1971 as the B-side to his hit single "It Don't Come Easy". It was inspired by the break-up of the Beatles and documents Starr's relationship with his former bandmates, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison. The lyrics to the verses comment in turn on each of the ex-Beatles' personal lives and the likelihood of each of them making music with Starr again; in the final verse, Starr acknowledges his musical limitations before expressing the hope that all the former Beatles will play together in the future. Commentators have variously described "Early 1970" as "a rough draft of a peace treaty"[1] and "a disarming open letter" from Starr to Lennon, McCartney and Harrison.[2]

    Starr recorded the song, under its working title "When Four Knights Come to Town", in London in October 1970, midway through the sessions for Lennon's John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band album. The recording features musical contributions from Harrison and German bass player Klaus Voormann, and some Beatles biographers suggest that Lennon might have participated also.

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  18. Peter Wuttke

    I clicked on this song after reading from a passage of a Paul McCartney book which mentioned Ringo, George and John inviting Paul to record Beatles music on a particular day, he didn't show up so they went ahead and recorded this song. Unfortunately they never recorded as a group again.

    The Kinky Pinkies

    Not all four, but Paul, George, and Ringo made All Those Years Ago after John died

    jimmy ernst

    only George is on this with Ringo , John isnt there

    Fred Fat

    the track is im the greatest

    Daniel Achille

    Peter Wuttke Yes this track does not include John. Blessed be the recording is going to really need to be 70 with a finished all of George’s I mean mine Paul George and Ringo were there John wasn’t on the track. The last the recording was early 1970 when they finished George’s I Me Paul George and Ringo were there John wasn’t on the track.

    Liverpool Street Videos

    The closest to a reunion when all four were still alive was for the 'I'm The Greatest' session in 1973 when Ringo, John and George played together (along with Beatle chums Billy Preston and Klaus Voormann).

  19. sandinyourshoes

    The Beatles seemed so much happier once they separated to begin solo careers. I cannot help but relish the way each one did it his own way.

    Barnaby ap Robert

    *BEST*POST*HERE*

    ᗪAMoήrỮ ➈➆

    True dat

  20. blah blah blah

    Top man Richie.

  21. AGGeiger

    I always loved this song -- one of the most personal (and good-natured) to come out of the Beatles' orbit.

  22. PogieJoe

    This is the kind of adorable doofishness that makes Ringo Ringo.

  23. Katherine Mace

    Insightful.

  24. cyberjack1021

    Lyrics for Early 1970 By Ringo Starr
    Lives on a farm, got plenty of charm, beep, beep.
    He's got no cows but he's sure got a whole lotta sheep.
    And brand new wife and a family,
    And when he comes to town,
    I wonder if he'll play with me.
    Laying in bed, watching tv, cookie!
    With his mama by his side, she's japanese.
    They scream and they cried, now they're free,
    And when he comes to town,
    I know he's gonna play with me.
    He's a long-haired, cross-legged guitar picker, um-um.
    With his long-legged lady in the garden picking daisies for his soup.
    A forty acre house he doesn't see,
    'Cause he's always in town
    Playing for you with me.
    I play guitar, a - d - e.
    I don't play bass 'cause that's too hard for me.
    I play the piano if it's in c.
    And when I go to town I wanna see all three,
    And when I go to town I wanna see all three,
    And when I go to town I wanna see all three.

    roland fitzgerald

    cyberjack1021 laying in bed, watching tv cocaine

  25. Jojoseahorse

    Awww Ringo...... the sum of their parts :)

  26. jjojjorge

    George was as unique a guitarist as Ringo is with drums.

  27. paulyabe

    was amazed to see the credits and all the instruments Ringo played on this cut

  28. Debra Dunn

    Love this!!!  Ringo can n ever do any wrong musically as far as I'm concerned.  Peace and Love Ringo!

  29. Musicmore1000

    I honestly love this song.

  30. RHMAK♥

    That's about what they've been together all those years ago. Pure friendship. Second to none: JPGR.

  31. KrispyKreatin

    i like Ringo's verse too

  32. KrispyKreatin

    i like the verse about George

  33. Ellen Yarbrough

    We used to get such a kick out of this song when we were kids. I had the single...It Don't Come Easy on the a side and Early 1970 on the B side. Hearing an adult say "beep, beep" in a song just really cracked us up. But, then came 30 years and I couldn't remember the name of this song and now I found it again. Enjoyed it very much.

  34. Doug Holland

    nicely done video

  35. Keith McConnell

    Great! and more fantastic slide from George :-)