Here, There, and Everywhere is credited to Lennon and McCartney, it was primarily written by Paul. The Lennon/McCartney songwriting credit had been agreed to when The Beatles were just beginning. So that whether a song was written by one or the other alone, it always was credited to them both. Also, in interviews, McCartney has stated that this was the one song that he wrote alone that Lennon admitted to liking.
To lead a better life,
I need my love to be here.
Here, making each day of the year.
Changing my life with the wave of her hand.
Nobody can deny that there’s something there.
There, running my hands through her hair.
Both of us thinking how good it can be.
Someone is speaking but she doesn’t know he’s there.
I want her everywhere and if she’s beside me
I know I need never care.
But to love her is to need her everywhere,
Knowing that love it to share.
Each one believing that love never dies,
Watching her eyes and hoping I’m always there. (Repeat Chorus)
I will be there and everywhere,
Here, there, and everywhere.
The deceptively simple melodic line, harmonies and orchestration are perfectly paired with the words. Both God Only Knows and Here, There, and Everywhere rank among pop’s greatest love songs. And I am very glad that the rivalry between two kings in the pop music scene gave us these two songs.
I loved this song so much, that I had my older brother sing and play this on the guitar when I got married the first time. That marriage did not work out too well, but I still have very fond memories of Hal playing and singing Here, There and Everywhere.
Do you have any stories about Here, There, and Everywhere? Favorite versions? Let me know in the comments below. I’ll be posting this and some other love songs on my Minnich Music FaceBook page this week, so be sure to check them out.
Until next time!