Oh! Darling, off of 1969’s Abbey Road is one of my favorite Beatles songs. Primarily sung and written by Paul McCartney, I’d have to say that I have to agree with John Lennon when he stated that the song was more suited for his (John’s) voice. Paul ended up with the lead vocals simply because it was primarily his song. McCartney was not originally happy with his vocals. He thought they were too clear. In the end, he tried recording the song each day for a week. He wanted his vocals to sound as though he’d been singing the song all week long.
Heavily influenced by Louisiana R & B and swamp blues, some in Louisiana thought the song originally recorded by local musicians. While at first glance the song does appear more suited for John Lennon vocally, Paul McCartney did revisit this type of vocal throughout his solo career – and in the Wings (band) era.
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