I’ve Just Seen a Face – The Beatles

There are times when things just come together and you stumble on something that’s really cool… “I’ve Just Seen a Face” by The Beatles is a great song and I just found a version by Doyle Bramhall II and Colin Hay (lead singer for Men at Work)  that I think is fantastic.  Ted Pecchio plays bass on this version and he’s a class act.  If you have a chance to Google him, check out his work with Doyle Bramhall II, Colonel Bruce Hampton, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.

Released in 1965 on Help!, it is one of very few Beatles songs that lacks a bass track.  It sounds like there’s one, but that’s Paul walking down on the E string on his acoustic and George playing his solo on only the A and E strings of his acoustic.

Here is the version that I’m talking about, followed by Paul McCartney singing The Beatles version…

I’ve just seen a face, I can’t forget the time or place

Where we just met.

She’s just the girl for me, And I want all the world to see

We’ve met


What a great song.  If you want to learn it, here’s a guitar lesson from Privetricker.

He gives great YouTube guitar lessons and can now be found under James James.

I have never known the likes of this, I’ve been alone and I have

Missed things and kept out of sight

for other girls were never quite like this

Matt Becker

Live from Matt’s House

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