Original Version recorded – December 30 1964
Ukulele version recorded – July 3 2011
Mike Borgia Vocals, Guitar, slide guitar
Nathan MacCormack – Cellos and Bass
David Barratt – Ukulele
Produced by David Barratt at The Abattoir Of Good Taste
Written by John Lennon
Credited to Lennon & McCartney
ABOUT THE SONG
The song is sung by a deranged stalker who is unable to contact his apparently unfaithful girlfriend, although he knows she is home
"They said it wasn’t you, but I saw you peek through your window".
According to Lennon in a 1972 interview, The Beatles’ music publisher Dick James was quite pleased with "No Reply":
“I remember Dick James coming up to me after we did this one and saying, ‘You’re getting better now — that was a complete story.’ Apparently, before that, he thought my songs wandered off.”
In his last major interview, Lennon said that lyrically, the song was inspired by "Silhouettes", a 1957 song first recorded and released by doo-wop group the Rays.
The ukulele version is performed and perfumed by Mike Borgia who has never stalked anyone.. So he says.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
20 years of writing and performing rock & roll music with a clear conscience, delivering to fans nothing but pure and true musical creations.