"She's a Woman" has three words I figure weren't native, but came from the Norman French:
presentsI cast my mind out to what else might fit on that page, because having added the lyrics to "She's a Woman," I needed one more song to fill my chart. The next song I thought of was "Help":
HelpI went to look, and found a recording I had never heard or seen (as far as I remember).
I need somebody
Not just anybody
You know I need someone
I love the internet. I love the people who volunteer to share the videos that they or their parents made, or that they've scrounged from hither and yon. I love seeing (again) the youthful movements of John, Paul, George and Ringo. I'm happy to have been cognizant when they first produced records, and am happy to have seen Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on live TV not so long ago.
But "Help" is insufficiently Anglo Saxon for my collection. It has all this mess of borrowed words:
youngerIf anyone reading here can think of a song (not necessarily by The Beatles) that has almost all elderly English words, please leave a note!
On the other hand, there are some phrases that are beautifully antique.
When I was younger, so much younger than today
I never needed anybody's help in any way
My collection is here: Small Words and has The Boxer, Easier Said than Done, Surfer Girl, Your Cheatin' Heart, Glad All Over, Red Rubber Ball and a few others.
(P.S. The title of the post is part of a description from a Beatle's song. Double points if you knew that before you got here. Triple if you can sing the chorus of that song just from reading that phrase that comes before it.)
Both concern English history mixing with modern days.(