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Emmylou Harris's White House Performance at Paul McCartney Celebration Airs on PBS

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2010
    Emmylou Harris's White House Performance at Paul McCartney Celebration Airs on PBS

    Emmylou Harris was among the stellar line-up of performers and dignitaries who gathered to celebrate the music of Paul McCartney in the East Room of the White House early last month. The event, hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, marked the iconic Beatles star's receipt of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress and only the third time the award has been handed out. Now, fans across the United States can tune in to enjoy the unforgettable night as PBS presents Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House tonight at 8 PM ET, followed by an encore presentation at 9:30 PM ET. The entire show will be available online starting tomorrow at pbs.org.

    In addition to Harris, the evening included performances by McCartney himself and Stevie Wonder (the first recipient of the Gershwin Prize), Elvis Costello, Jonas Brothers, Herbie Hancock, Corinne Bailey Rae, Dave Grohl, Faith Hill, Lang Lang, and Jack White, with remarks by Jerry Seinfeld. The 90-minute special, part of the PBS In Performance at the White House series, will feature the concert event, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. (Audra McDonald's recent performance in A Broadway Celebration at the White House will air on PBS as part of the series on October 20.)

    For more information, go to pbs.org.

    To hear a different take on some of McCartney's most famous tunes, check out the recently reissued Nonesuch classic The Baroque Beatles Book. For this and albums in the Emmylou Harris and Gershwin Nonesuch catalogs, head to the Nonesuch Store.

on July 28, 2010 - 12:07pm
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Emmylou Harris was among the stellar line-up of performers who gathered to celebrate the music of Paul McCartney at the White House early last month as President Obama presented McCartney with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress. The event, also featuring performances from McCartney and Stevie Wonder (the first recipient of the award) among others, will be broadcast on PBS stations tonight.

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Emmylou Harris was among the stellar line-up of performers and dignitaries who gathered to celebrate the music of Paul McCartney in the East Room of the White House early last month. The event, hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, marked the iconic Beatles star's receipt of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from the Library of Congress and only the third time the award has been handed out. Now, fans across the United States can tune in to enjoy the unforgettable night as PBS presents Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House tonight at 8 PM ET, followed by an encore presentation at 9:30 PM ET. The entire show will be available online starting tomorrow at pbs.org.

In addition to Harris, the evening included performances by McCartney himself and Stevie Wonder (the first recipient of the Gershwin Prize), Elvis Costello, Jonas Brothers, Herbie Hancock, Corinne Bailey Rae, Dave Grohl, Faith Hill, Lang Lang, and Jack White, with remarks by Jerry Seinfeld. The 90-minute special, part of the PBS In Performance at the White House series, will feature the concert event, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. (Audra McDonald's recent performance in A Broadway Celebration at the White House will air on PBS as part of the series on October 20.)

For more information, go to pbs.org.

To hear a different take on some of McCartney's most famous tunes, check out the recently reissued Nonesuch classic The Baroque Beatles Book. For this and albums in the Emmylou Harris and Gershwin Nonesuch catalogs, head to the Nonesuch Store.

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Comments

what was the name of the song Emmylou sang? I'd like to get the lyrics.

I didn't see her performance, but I read it was "For No One," track ten on Revolver

What was the song? What are the lyrics?

Emmylou sang, "For No One." It is from the "Revolver" album.

I nearly lost it...she performed beautifully. Here you go.
--WSC

For No One (Lennon/McCartney, 1966)

Your day breaks, your mind aches
You find that all her words
of kindness linger on
When she no longer needs you

She wakes up, she makes up
She takes her time and doesn't
feel she has to hurry
She no longer needs you

And in her eyes, you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

You want her, you need her
And yet you don't believe her
When she says her love is dead
You think she needs you

And in her eyes, you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

You stay home, she goes out
She says that long ago she knew someone
but now he's gone
She doesn't need him

Your day breaks, your mind aches
There will be times when all the things
she said will fill your head
You won't forget her

And in her eyes, you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

fantastic performance. lovely.

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