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A special United Kingdom edition of Carpool Karaoke took an emotional turn as Sir Paul McCartney joined James Corden on a trip to Liverpool.

McCartney gave Corden an intimate tour of Liverpool, a.k.a. the birthplace of the Beatles, and along the way, they cruised through the Fab Four's greatest hits, including "Drive My Car", "Blackbird", and "When I'm 64". "Just let it be.'" McCartney recalled. "Yeah, I need somebody, not just anybody, please, please help me". McCartney shared that the two went into the next room to play the song for McCartney's father.

When the 18-time Grammy victor explained to Corden that The Beatles' "Let It Be" was inspired by a dream he had about his mother, the late-night host started tearing up.

A visit to the famous Penny Lane was followed by a call at the singer's childhood home before the visit culminated in an emotional singalong at a city centre pub.

As they chat, Sir Paul says he wrote Let It Be after his late mum spoke the words to him in a dream.

"Hi, I'm Paul McCartney", he said (needlessly) introducing himself to the homeowner.

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The segment started with Corden seated in his vehicle before making a phone call and channelling one of The Beatles' best-known hits.

Corden told him: "Your music is so full of positivity and joy and a message of love and togetherness, I feel like it's more relevant today than it's maybe ever been".

As Corden brings The Late Late Show to United Kingdom shores, the presenter and actor enlisted the nation's ultimate music export Paul McCartney for a sing-along in the passenger seat.

Corden labelled it "the most attractive story" he has ever heard, before the pair perform a version of it.

"I think this is an afternoon none of us will forget", James then said as he and Paul wrapped their mini-concert with a performance of "Hey Jude".

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