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What Came First 'Atlantis' (Donovan) Or 'Hey, Jude' (Mccartney)

1 Nov 2006 11:07:28 -0800

Because obviously one was ripped from the other; in the *na na na
na-na-na na* and the *way down acrossed the ocean* repititions. I'm

Hey Jude came first.You could just as easily look up the dates both
songs were released.

Hey Jude in august 1968

Atlantis in autumn 1969

"Atlantis" was released November 1968.

They're not that similar musically.

You're right-its more a style/structure similarity than a musical note

You could "Ghugle" the dates if you wanted to know.

I could only come up with '68 for both.

Speaking of Donovan, did you ever hear his version of "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
with the George verse? It's an all time favorite of mine.

David Delano...
Yes I have heard George's verse and I think it fit into Hurdy Gurdy Man


Also the long fade out in Hey Jude wasn't new. I've read that the
Beatles did it to make fun of songs that used the long fade out.
Maybe also to yank the chain of radio stations that were inclined to
play shorter versions of songs.

Seven-plus minutes will do that. : )

How about that version of "Help Me Rhonda" that would fade out and then
come back? Gotta love Brian.

Danny Caccavo...
I hate that version - I never knew why there were two....

Singles version maybe?

I think there are more than that.

Hey, we went to different schools together in '74 to '78.

Danny Caccavo...
You went to Cornell?

No, St. John's, but at the same time. : )

Danny Caccavo...
I don't know about this. What's this "George" verse?

Here it is:

When the truth gets buried deep,
beneath a thousand years of sleep,
time demands a turn around,
and once again the truth is found".

I love it!

Also what makes it, is Donovan's explanation, including quoting John
patting the Maharishi on the head while saying, "That's a good guru".

That India trip must have been a trip!


Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be,
Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be,
Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be.
Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be,
Way down below the ocean where I wanna be she may be.

If you are referring to the long fade out, this was done by the Beatles
in All You Need is Love, I am the Walrus and other songs. I don't

Also "Hello Goodbye".

think you can say that Donovan immitated Hey Jude or vice versa. AYNIS
and Walrus came first.

Dimitrios Paskoudniakis...
Beyond just a long fade out, structurally Paul's "Long Haired Lady" has an
end section very similar to that of "Hey Jude", as does George's "Isn't It A