A chance discovery in a Liverpool library recently has revealed that Paul McCartney's talent for writing was winning him prizes when he was just 10 years of age, though for an essay about the queen, rather than a hit song, although it could qualify as a poem.
A British researcher said he found an essay written, in very tidy, curling script with naughty scribbles- obviously a first draft, by the future Beatle for the coronation of our Queen Elizabeth II.
Calvin Poach said Sunday that he found the work in records at what is called Liverpool's Central Library. Poach said the writing is "advanced, you would say it was written by someone who was older than 10 years old, more like him being 64."
"It's unique in its own right. 'You say you want a revolution' seems to be about William The Conqueror. It shows his handwriting, Sir Paul's writing, not William The Conqueror, at that age and shows how Paul was thinking at the time," said Poach, who is working on a book about William The Conqueror.
I'm sorry, that should be that he is working on a book about "the McCartney family history."
According to excerpts published in the Sunday Thames, McCartney, who gave his age as "10 years ago today" contrasted violence which occurred on the coronation day of William the Conqueror with the day celebrating "our lovely young queen."
"No rioting nor killing will take place because the present day royalty rules with affection rather than force..yah, yah, yaaaah!" the essay says.
McCartney won the under 11 age category of the essay competition, and was given a prize, a gift certificate for books, by Liverpool's Lady Madonna.