Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicClassical · 5 months ago

Which classical song is The Beatle's "Hey Jude" a cover of?

I was told that The Beatles played a lot of folk music. This version I heard consists of a violin playing the melody (which correspond to the vocals in Hey Jude) and a cello or bass playing the backing notes. I don't remember what the other instruments are.

9 Answers

  • 5 months ago
    Favourite answer

    You have it backwards. What you described is some unknown musicians playing 'Hey Jude' in a classical style. The McCartney composition is not a cover of anything.

  • 4 months ago

    Line "don't make it bad" resembles John Ireland's "Te Deum"

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  • 4 months ago

    It doesn't sound classical to me?

  • 4 months ago

    Are you sure it's a song?

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  • Gregg
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    Hey Jude is not a classical piece; you probably mean classic rock.  Classical pieces are often lengthy and without lyrics.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    The great composer Igor Stravinsky once said that all music has been played or written before, nothing is new or original.

  • 5 months ago

    You could have been thinking of Lighter Shade of Pale - also an original, not a cover of classical. Don't You Know IS a cover / of Quando m'en vo.

  • Tony B
    Lv 4
    5 months ago

    Hey Jude is an original composition by Paul McCartney - it's not a cover.

    The Beatles didn't play “a lot of folk music”.

  • Vela
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    It's not. It's a Paul original

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