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1. What does the note say?

2. What is it the note does not say?

3. Why not?

4. 'Clutching her handkerchief.’ Why?

5. 'We gave her most of our lives.' Who is speaking?

6. Do you think they are right?

7. What have they given up for

her sake?

8. 'We struggled hard all our lives to get by.'

What do they mean?

9. How was the appointment made?

10. Where is it?

11. What is she going to see the man about?

12. Do you think the music goes well with the text?

Fill in the gaps:
The song is about a girl who is away from home …

she never felt love, nor had any at home. Her were busy and gave her money, but did give her time or attention.

The parents are not close to daughter - they they can get her love with money and don't bother to try to connect with her in other ways. Probably, the girl home because they are uninvolved parents...

Back in the 60s a young girl would not out of her parents’ house until she got married and then carried on the life of her parents: a mortgage, kids, and the happiness of a refrigerator and other material items.

In this the well-meaning parents and the lonely, but now-escaping . are both to pity but ultimately our sympathy goes with the . at the end.

"Our gone" are words of sadness and regret here, maybe a few tears are being shed from the here.

This shows the parents' big mistake: they refused to recognize that their little girl is growing up, and that naturally is craving the freedoms of an adult.

Please use words from this list to explain the words below

overjoyed – shocked – frightened – depressed – upset – exhausted
concerned – puzzled – thrilled – eased – mad – lazy

angry =

relieved =

bored =

sad =

confused =

scared =

excited =

surprised =

frustrated =

tired =

happy =

worried =

Please study:

‘She's Leaving Home’…
The Beatles and Melanie Coe

She's leaving home (again) ... The woman who inspired a Beatles classic has had to quit the Spanish house she built illegally


Last updated at 21:52 17 maj 2008

Read on…


This was based on a newspaper story Paul McCartney read about a runaway girl. On February 27th, 1967 the London Daily Mail's headline read: "A-level girl dumps car and vanishes." That girl was 17-year-old Melanie Coe, who had ran away from home leaving everything behind. Her father was quoted as saying, "I cannot imagine why she should run away, she has everything here." McCartney said in 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh, "We'd seen that story and it was my inspiration. There was a lot of these at the time and that was enough to give us the storyline. So I started to get the lyrics: she slips out and leaves a note and the parents wake up, it was rather poignant. I like it as a song and when I showed it to John, he added the Greek chorus and long sustained notes. One of the nice things about the structure of the song is that it stays on those chords endlessly." (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England) Some of the lyrics were things John Lennon's Aunt Mimi said to him as a child. She raised John after his parents separated.

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