Musician pens lockdown lyrics for classic Beatles tune

Jim Dwyer

Jim Dwyer has written fresh lyrics for a Beatles classic - Credit: Jim Dwyer

A Saffron Walden musician has written fresh lyrics for a classic Beatles song to inspire people struggling through the pandemic.

Jim Dwyer's new words for the tune 'Yesterday' include the line: Finally, when the world restores normality/When this lockdown ends and we are free/We’ll be together lovingly.

He entered 'Lovingly' into the UK Songwriting Contest 2020 where it reached the semi-finals of the lyrics category and was awarded five stars.

Jim, who sings and plays in a trio performing hit songs across Essex, including the Queen's Head in Littlebury, has written more than 130 tunes.

He said: "I had wanted to write a song called Lovingly because I have a photo of my mother which she sent to my father when he was serving in India from 1928 to 1934.

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"On the photo she had written ‘Lovingly, Blod’ - she was Welsh and her name was Blodwen."

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