I Wanna Be Your Man.
BeatleSongs mentions this was originally written mostly by Paul with significant help form John, and recorded originally by The Rolling Stones. It was released as a single with Ringo on vocals, and would be the only song the two bands have in common. Tell Me Why suggests that it could have been written with Ringo’s vocals in mind the whole time.
Ringo got shorted in the song department, and it took until the band’s second album for him to get an original song to sing. Even then, it was buried on the second side. He wouldn’t get another original, having to be satisfied with helping out with mostly rockabilly covers for the next few albums. His vocal range may not have been the best, but he delivers an earnest honesty without being slick that the others couldn’t.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with this song, but then had a disturbing dream last night.
Justin Bieber was going to date my daughter. This in itself wasn’t a problem. Really, I didn’t mind it. My daughter was 17. and he’s 19. Wait, when did Déla turn 17? She’s only 6 years old! He’s not 19 himself.
Alright, so this is all a bit weird and “dream timeline” distorted. That’s the basic setup I guess.
Picture some huge sitcom style house with a massive foyer leading into a hallway and open rooms on either side. Again, this is a dream. I open the door, and there he is. Déla is getting ready upstairs. I ask the kid what his intentions are for my daughter. He assures me his intentions are honorable, saying all the right things. And I believe him.
Thing is, here’s my response. “Well I hope not. I was hoping you were going to be my meal ticket by knocking her up!” We both laugh, then I go on. “No, really, if you do anything untoward with my daughter I will gladly serve the prison time for neutering you with a chainsaw.”
Then I woke up.