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On the most recent episode of his A Life in Lyrics podcast, Sir Paul McCartney has appeared again on considered one of his most well-known songs with The Beatles.

Released again in 1965, Yesterday has gone on to have over 2200 covers and was the band’s first solo efficiency.

Macca famously composed the melody in a dream, initially caring he had plagiarised another person’s work.

He hadn’t consciously meant “Mother Mary” within the track to be concerning the loss of life of his mom when he was 14, however later admitted: “I didn’t mean it to be, but… it could be.”

Nevertheless, the star now feels that the next lyrics had been about when he regretfully embarrassed his mom earlier than she died from most cancers in 1956: “I said something wrong/ Now I long for yesterday…”

McCartney shared on the podcast that these lyrics had been about when he made enjoyable of his mom Mary for sounding posh. The 81-year-old confessed: “Sometimes it’s only in retrospect you can appreciate it. I remember very clearly one day feeling very embarrassed because I embarrassed my mum.” Mary McCartney had been a nurse of Irish origin who “talked posh” in contrast with the remainder of the Liverpudlian household and he mocked her for it.

Macca recalled: “I know that she said something like ‘Paul, will you ask him if he’s going … ’ I went ‘Arsk! Arsk! It’s ask mum.’ And she got a little bit embarrassed. I remember later thinking ‘God, I wish I’d never said that’. And it stuck with me. After she died I thought ‘Oh f***, I really wish … ’ They’re little things, but they’re little things that I just think, ‘If I could just take a rubber, just rub that moment out it would be better’.”

On Yesterday being about Mary, McCartney stated: “I always said ‘No, I don’t think so’, but the more you think about it…” It could also be that there’s a lot tumbled into your youth and your childhood that you would be able to’t respect all of it. Sometimes it’s solely looking back that you would be able to respect it.”

“And when she died, I wonder, ‘I said something wrong’, are we harking back to that crazy little thing. So I don’t know. Does this happen? Do you find yourself unconsciously putting songs into girl lyrics [about a lost lover] that are really your dead mother? I suspect it might be true. It sort of fits, if you look at the lyrics.”