The BEATLES


The Beatles: The White Album

(2 CD)

(1968 / 2009)




Disc 1

1. Back in the U.S.S.R. 2'43
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: August 22, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with Overdubs added August 23, 1968
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2. Dear Prudence 3'56
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: August 28, 1968 at TRIDENT STUDIOS, London, England with Overdubs added August 29-30, 1968
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3. Glass Onion 2'18
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: September 11, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with Overdubs added September 12, 13, 16 and October 10, 1968
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4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 3'09
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: July 3, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with Overdubs added July 4-5, 1968, a remake July 8, 1968 and more Overdubbing July 11, 1968 and July 15, 1968
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5. Wild Honey Pie 0'53
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: August 20, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England
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6. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill 3'14
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: October 9, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England
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7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps 4'45
(George Harrison)
Recorded: July 25, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England, Remade August 16, 1968 with overdubs September 3, 1968, and Remade again September 5, 1968 with overdubs September 6, 1968
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8. Happiness Is a Warm Gun 2'44
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: September 23-24, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with Overdubs added September 25, 1968
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9. Martha My Dear 2'29
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: October 4, 1968 at TRIDENT STUDIOS, London, England with Overdubs added October 5, 1968
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10. I'm So Tired 2'03
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: October 8, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England
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11. Blackbird 2'19
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: June 11, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England
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12. Piggies 2'04
(George Harrison)
Recorded: September 19, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with Overdubs added September 20, 1968 and October 10, 1968
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13. Rocky Raccoon 3'33
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: August 15, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England
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14. Don't Pass Me By 3'50
(Richard Starkey)
Recorded: June 5, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with Overdubs added June 6, 1968 and July 12, 1968 and an Edit piece (tinkling piano intro) recorded July 22, 1968
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15. Why Don't We Do It in the Road 1'42
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: October 9, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with Overdubs added October 10, 1968
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16. I Will 1'45
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: September 16, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with Overdubs added September 17, 1968
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17. Julia 2'56
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: October 13, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England
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Disc 2

18. Birthday" 2'43
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: September 18, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England
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19. Yer Blues 4'00
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: August 13, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with Overdubs added August 14, 1968 and the 'counted Intro' added August 20, 1968
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20. Mother Nature's Son 2'48
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: August 9, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with Overdubs added August 20, 1968
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21. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey 2'25
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: June 27, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with Overdubs added July 1, 1968 and July 23, 1968
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22. Sexy Sadie 3'15
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: July 19, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England but Remade July 24, 1968 and remade again August 13, 1968
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23. Helter Skelter 4'30
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: September 9, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with Overdub added September 10, 1968
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24. Long, Long, Long 3'06
(George Harrison)
Recorded: October 7, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with Overdubs added October 8-9, 1968
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25. Revolution 1 4'16
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: October 1, 1968 at TRIDENT STUDIOS, London, England with Overdubs added October 2, 1968 and October 4, 1968
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26. Honey Pie 2'41
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: October 3, 1968 at TRIDENT STUDIOS, London, England with Overdubs added October 5, 11 and 14, 1968
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27. Savoy Truffle 2'55
(George Harrison)
Recorded: October 3, 1968 at TRIDENT STUDIOS, London, England with overdubs added October 5, 11 and 14, 1968
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28. Cry Baby Cry 3'02
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: July 16, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with overdubs added July 18, 1968
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29. Revolution 9 8'22
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: May 30, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with Effects added June 6, 10, 11, 20 and 21, 1968
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30. Good Night 3'15
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: July 22, 1968 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England
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Total Time: 93:42 (46:24 + 47:18)


  • John Lennon - Lead Guitar (2, 8, 10, 18, 19, 21, 23, 26), 12-String Acoustic Guitar (3, 6), Acoustic Guitar (7, 10, 14, 22, 28), Double-Tracked Acoustic Guitar (17), 6-String Bass Guitar (1, 23), Bass Guitar (9), Electric Guitar (25), Rhythm Guitar (27), Organ (6, 7, 10, 22), Harmonium (13), Piano (28), Saxophone (23), Tambourine (2, 8, 14), Maracas (4, 21), Handclaps (4, 9), Tape Loops (12, 29), Harmonica (13), Lead Vocal (2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 19, 21, 22, 25, 28), Occasional Lead Vocal (18), Double-Tracked Lead Vocal (3, 17), Harmony Vocal (7, 25), Background Vocal (1, 2, 4, 8, 12, 13, 18, 22, 23), Voice (29)
  • Paul McCartney - Bass Guitar (2-8, 10, 12, 14-16, 19, 21-25, 27, 28), Electric Guitar (5), Lead Guitar (1, 15), 12-String Acoustic Guitar (5, 16), Acoustic Guitar (11, 13, 16, 20), Piano (1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 15, 18, 22, 24, 26, 29), Hammond Organ (24), Flute (3), Drums (1, 2, 5, 15), Handclaps (4, 9, 15), Electric Piano (27), Foot Tapping Percussion (11), Lead Vocal (1, 2, 4, 18, 26), Double-Tracked Lead Vocal (9, 11, 15, 16, 20), Timpani (20), Bongos (20), Lead Vocal (23), All Vocals (5), Harmony Vocal (7, 10, 28), Scat Bass Vocal (16), Background Vocal (1, 2, 6, 8, 12, 22, 23, 25)
  • George Harrison - Electric Guitar (3, 8-10), Acoustic Guitar (2, 4, 6, 7, 24, 25), 12-String Acoustic Guitar (12), Lead Guitar (7, 18, 19, 22, 27, 28), Rhythm Guitar (21, 23), Jazz Bass (1), Bass Guitar (13, 18, 26), Organ (27), Handclaps (4, 9), Firebell (21), Tambourine (18), Lead Vocal (12), Double-Tracked Lead Vocal (7, 24, 27), Harmony Vocal (28), Background Vocal (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 13, 22, 23, 25), Voice (29)
  • Ringo Starr - Drums (3, 4, 6-10, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21-27, 28), Electric Piano (14), Tambourine (3, 6, 7, 12, 22, 27, 28), Bongos (16), Castanets (7), Wood Block (4), Maracas (16), Handclaps (18), Lead Vocal (14, 30), Background Vocal (6), Voice (29)

    Guest Musicians:

  • George Martin - Honky-Tonk Piano on "Rocky Raccoon", Harmonium o, "Cry Baby Cry"
  • Eric Clapton Gibson Les Paul Lead Guitar on "While my Guitar Gently Weeps"
  • Chris Thomas - Mellotron on "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill", Harpsichord on "Pigs"
  • Mal Evans Tambourine and Handclaps on "Dear Prudence", handclaps on "Birthday", Trumpet on "Helter Skelter"
  • Jack Fallon Violin on "Don't Pass Me By"
  • Pattie Harrison Backing Vocals on "Birthday"
  • Jackie Lomax Handclaps on "Dear Prudence"
  • Maureen Starkey Harmony Vocal (Chorus) on "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill"
  • Yoko Ono Backing Vocals and Harmony vocal (Chorus), Lead Vocal ("not when he looked so fierce") on "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill", Speech, Tapes and Sound Effects on "Revolution 9", Backing Vocals on "Birthday"
  • Blackbird - Bird Sounds on "Blackbird"
  • Four boys, four girls - Choir on "Good Night"

    Session Musicians:

  • Ted Barker Trombone on "Martha My Dear"
  • Leon Calvert Trumpet and Flugelhorn on "Martha My Dear"
  • Henry Datyner, Eric Bowie, Norman Lederman and Ronald Thomas Violin on "Glass Onion"
  • Bernard Miller, Dennis McConnell, Lou Soufier and Les Maddox Violin on "Martha My Dear"
  • Reginald Kilby Cello on "Glass Onion"[54] and "Martha My Dear"
  • Eldon Fox Cello on "Glass Onion"
  • Frederick Alexander Cello on "Martha My Dear"
  • Harry Klein Saxophone on "Savoy Truffle" and "Honey Pie"
  • Dennis Walton, Ronald Chamberlain, Jim Chest, and Rex Morris Saxophone on "Honey Pie"
  • Raymond Newman and David Smith Clarinet on "Honey Pie"
  • Art Ellefson, Danny Moss, and Derek Collins Tenor Sax on "Savoy Truffle"
  • Ronnie Ross and Bernard George Baritone Sax on "Savoy Truffle"
  • Alf Reece Tuba on "Martha My Dear"
  • The Mike Sammes Singers Backing Vocals on "Good Night"
  • Stanley Reynolds and Ronnie Hughes Trumpet on "Martha My Dear"
  • Tony Tunstall French Horn on "Martha My Dear"
  • John Underwood and Keith Cummings Viola on "Glass Onion"
  • Leo Birnbaum and Henry Myerscough Viola on "Martha My Dear"

    Produced by George Martin
    Orchestrations by George Martin
    Additional Production: Chris Thomas
    Principal Engineers: Ken Scott & Geoff Emerick
    This Remastered Album has been created from the original stereo analogue Master Tapes.
    Remastered by Guy Massey and Steve Rooke
    Album Redesign; Drew Lorimer
    Historical Notes: Kevin Howlett and Mike Heatley
    Recording Notes: Allan Rouse and Kevin Howlett
    Project Management for EMI RECORDS Ltd: Wendy Day and Guy Hayden
    Photo Retouching: Gavin O'Neill
    Photo Editing and Research: Aaron Bremner and Dorcas Lynn

    Thanks To Simon Gibson

    All Songs Published by SONY / ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
    except Trasks 7 & 12, HARRISONGS Ltd. / UNIVERSAL MUSIC Publishing / MGB Ltd.
    Tracks 24 & 27, HARRISONGS Ltd.

    Digital Remaster 2009
    Artwork 2009 APPLE Corps Ltd.
    Photo Retouching: Gavin O'Neill
    Photo Editing and Research: Aaron Bremncr and Dorcas Lynn

    Remaster 2009 by EMI RECORDS Ltd.
    2009 EMl RECORDS Ltd.

    APPLE and PARLOPHONE
    "BEATLES", "APPLE" and the APPLE Logos are Trademarks of APPLE Corps Ltd.

    HISTORICAL NOTESS
    HISTORICAL NOTES The group's ninth album in the UK was called simply The BEATLES but quickly became better known as 'The White Album'. The double-LP was issued on the firth anniversary of the release of their second album With The BEATLES - 22nd November, 1968. The BEATLES released 34 new tracks in 1968 - returning to the high level of productivity they had maintained from 1963 to 1965. The first music of the year came in March with the arrival of their seventeenth single 'Lady Madonna'. Soon after it was recorded, the BEATLES flew to Rishikesh, India for several weeks of meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and they enjoyed a prolific period of song writing at this remote location. They began recording these new songs at Abbey Road on 30 May and studio work occupied most of their time until the final session on 16 October. Two songs from this period were released as a single on 30th August, 1968 - 'Hey Jude' and 'Revolution'. It was the first Beatles record to be pressed with the Apple label and the Parlophone imprint was also replaced for the two LP discs comprising The BEATLES. Any expectations of a cover to rival the vivid art work of Sgt. Pepper or Magical Mystery Tour were immediately overturned. The outside of the sleeve was completely white with the only lettering consisting of 'The BEATLES' embossed on the front and also printed on the spine with the catalogue number. Early copies also had an individual number stamped on the front. However, in contrast to this minimalist look, some generous inserts were slipped alongside the records. There were four glossy colour photographs of the individual Beatles and a large fold-out poster displaying a photo collage on one side and lyrics on the other. Despite being an expensive double album, The BEATLES was a huge seller. It entered the UK chart at number one and remained there for a total of eight of the 22 weeks it was listed. In the USA, it topped the chart for nine weeks and stayed in the album chart for an initial run of 65 weeks. As with Sgt. Pepper, no singles were released from 'The White Album' in the UK and USA during the sixties. Amid the sessions for The BEATLES, the animated film Yellow Submarine was given its UK premiere on 17 July. The soundtrack LP featured four new Beatles songs and was in the shops eight weeks after the release of The BEATLES ...

    RECORDING NOTES

    To complete the many songs needed for their double-LP, The BEATLES recorded regularly during twenty weeks from 30th May to I6lh October, 1968. The final studio date was a 24-hour marathon session to create the running order for the four sides of the album and the edits and cross-fades between the songs. The sessions mark an important turning point in their recording career because it was during this period that The BEATLES first recorded on an eight-track tape machine. Since 1964, the group had used four-track for all their albums but by 1966, they found their musical arrangements usually required more tracks than were available. The solution was to create extra ones by copying the first four tracks to a second blank tape and simultaneously mixing some of them together to leave free as many tracks as were needed for additional overdubs. 'Bouncing down' was a time consuming process because the tracks that were being mixed together would form part of the final sound balance of the completed song so it was important to be satisfied with the mix before overdub-bing commenced. With eight tracks now available, this problem was eliminated - until even more were needed! Work began on the album using four tracks and, while some songs could be confined to these, most had to be 'bounced down' to a second, third or even - as with 'Revolution 1' and 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' - a fourth tape. The BEATLES' first experience of using an eight-track machine came at Trident Studios on 31st July, 1968 when they recorded 'Hey Jude'. The first eight-track recording at Abbey Road was during a session on 3rd September for 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. As it had been started on four-track, the master take was transferred to an eight-track machine to allow further overdubbing. However, 'While My Guitar Gendy Weeps' was re-recorded on eight-track from scratch two days later and completed on 6th September with several overdubs - including a guitar solo by Eric Clapton. George's decision to ask a friend to play on his song was a significant one. Although The BEATLES had previously used other musicians on their sessions, they had been from other areas of music such as classical, jazz or Indian music. For the first time, here was a star musician performing on an instrument already featured in the group. The album's long sessions would often begin in the afternoon and continue until daybreak the next morning. There were also occasions when two songs were recorded at the same time in separate studios. In July, engineer Geoff Emerick left die sessions and did not work with the group again until nearly a year later for Abbey Road. Ken Scott, who had first sat at the mixing desk for some of the Magical Mystery Tour songs, recorded and mixed two thirds of 'The White Album'. For one week, George Martin relinquished his seat in die control room so that he could take a holiday and, consequently, his 21-year old production assistant Chris Thomas supervised sessions.





    1. Back In The U.s.s.r.

      Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC
      Didn't get to bed last night
      On the way the paper bag was on my knee
      Man I had a dreadful flight
      I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
      You don't know how lucky you are boy
      Back in the U.S.S.R.

      Been away so long I hardly knew the place
      Gee it's good to be back home
      Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case
      Honey disconnect the phone
      I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
      You don't know how lucky you are boy
      Back in the U.S.S.R.

      Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
      They leave the West behind
      And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
      That Georgia's always on my mind.

      I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
      You don't know how lucky you are boys
      Back in the U.S.S.R.

      Show me round your snow peaked mountains way down south
      Take me to your daddy's farm
      Let me hear your balalaika's ringing out
      Come and keep your comrade warm.
      I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
      You don't know how lucky you are boys
      Back in the U.S.S.R.

    2. Dear Prudence

      Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play
      Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day
      The sun is up, the sky is blue
      It's beautiful and so are you
      Dear Prudence won't you come out and play

      Dear Prudence open up your eyes
      Dear Prudence see the sunny skies
      The wind is low the birds will sing
      that you are part of everything
      Dear Prudence won't you open up your eyes?

      Look around round
      Look around round round
      Look around

      Dear Prudence let me see you smile
      Dear Prudence like a little child
      The clouds will be a daisy chain
      So let me see you smile again
      Dear Prudence won't you let me see you smile?

    3. Glass Onion

      I told you about strawberry fields
      You know the place where nothing is real
      Well here's another place you can go
      Where everything flows.
      Looking through the bent backed tulips
      To see how the other half live
      Looking through a glass onion.
      I told you about the walrus and me-man
      You know that we're as close as can be-man
      Well here's another clue for you all
      The walrus was Paul.
      Standing on the cast iron shore-yeah
      Lady Madonna trying to make ends meet-yeah
      Looking through a glass onion.

      I told you about the fool on the hill
      I tell you man he living there still
      Well here's another place you can be
      Listen to me.
      Fixing a hole in the ocean
      Trying to make a dove-tail joint-yeah
      Looking through a glass onion.

    4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

      Desmond has a barrow in the market place
      Molly is the singer in a band
      Desmond says to Molly-girl I like your face
      And Molly says this as she takes him by the hand.
      Obladi oblada life goes on bra
      Lala how the life goes on
      Obladi Oblada life goes on bra
      Lala how the life goes on.

      Desmond takes a trolly to the jewellers store
      Buys a twenty carat golden ring
      Takes it back to Molly waiting at the door
      And as he gives it to her she begins to sing.

      In a couple of years they have built
      A home sweet home
      With a couple of kids running in the yard
      Of Desmond and Molly Jones.

      Happy ever after in the market place
      Molly lets the children lend a hand
      Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face
      And in the evening she's a singer with the band.

      And if you want some fun-take Obladi Oblada.

    5. Wild Honey Pie

      Honey Pie,
      Honey Pie,
      I love you, Honey Pie

    6. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill

      Hey, Bungalow Bill
      What did you kill
      Bungalow Bill?

      He went out tiger hunting with his elephant and gun
      In case of accidents he always took his mom
      He's the all American bullet-headed saxon mother's son.
      All the children sing

      Hey Bungalow Bill
      What did you kill
      Bungalow Bill?

      Deep in the jungle where the mighty tiger lies
      Bill and his elephants were taken by surprise
      So Captain Marvel zapped in right between the eyes
      All the children sing

      Hey, Bungalow Bill
      What did you kill
      Bungalow Bill?

      The children asked him if to kill was not a sin
      Not when he looked so fierce, his mother butted in
      If looks could kill it would have been us instead of him
      All the children sing

      Hey, Bungalow Bill
      What did you kill
      Bungalow Bill?

    7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

      I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping
      While my guitar gently weeps
      I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping
      Still my guitar gently weeps
      I don't know why nobody told you how to unfold your love
      I don't know how someone controlled you
      They bought and sold you.

      I look at the world and I notice it's turning
      While my guitar gently weeps
      With every mistake we must surely be learning
      Still my guitar gently weeps
      I don't know how you were diverted
      You were perverted too
      I don't know how you were inverted
      No one alerted you.

      I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping
      While my guitar gently weeps
      Look at you all...
      Still my guitar gently weeps.

    8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

      She's not a girl who misses much
      Do do do do do do do do
      She's well acquainted with the touch of the velvet hand
      Like a lizard on a window pane.

      The man in the crowd with the multicoloured mirrors
      On his hobnail boots
      Lying with his eyes while his hands are busy
      Working overtime
      A soap impression of his wife which he ate
      And donated to the Nation Trust.

      I need a fix 'cause I'm going down
      Down to the bits that I left uptown
      I need a fix cause I'm going down
      Mother Superior jump the gun
      Mother Superior jump the gun
      Mother Superior jump the gun
      Mother Superior jump the gun.

      Happiness is a warm gun
      Happiness is a warm gun
      When I hold you in my arms
      And I feel my finger on your trigger
      I know no one can do me no harm
      Because happiness is a warm gun
      -Yes it is.

    9. Martha My Dear

      Martha my dear though I spend my days in conversation
      Please
      Remember me Martha my love
      Don't forget me Martha my dear

      Hold your head up you silly girl look what you've done
      When you find yourself in the thick of it
      Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you
      Silly Girl.

      Take a good look around you
      Take a good look you're bound to see
      That you and me were meant to be for each other
      Silly girl.

      Hold your hand out you silly girl see what you've done
      When you find yourself in the thick of it
      Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you
      Silly girl.

      Martha my dear you have always been my inspiration
      Please
      Be good to me Martha my love
      Don't forget me Martha my dear.

    10. I'm So Tired

      I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink
      I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink
      I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink
      No,no,no.

      I'm so tired I don't know what to do
      I'm so tired my mind is set on you
      I wonder should I call you but I know what you'd do

      You'd say I'm putting you on
      But it's no joke, it's doing me harm
      You know I can't sleep, I can't stop my brain
      You know it's three weeks, I'm going insane
      You know I'd give you everything I've got
      for a little peace of mind

      I'm so tired, I'm feeling so upset
      Although I'm so tired I'll have another cigarette
      And curse Sir Walter Raleigh
      He was such a stupid get.

    11. Blackbird

      Blackbird singing in the dead of night
      Take these broken wings and learn to fly
      All your life
      You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

      Blackbird singing in the dead of night
      Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
      All your life
      You were only waiting for this moment to be free.

      Blackbird fly Blackbird fly
      Into the light of the dark black night.

      Blackbird fly Blackbird fly
      Into the light of the dark black night.

      Blackbird singing in the dead of night
      Take these broken wings and learn to fly
      All your life
      You were only waiting for this moment to arise
      You were only waiting for this moment to arise
      You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

    12. Piggies

      Have you seen the little piggies
      Crawling in the dirt
      And for all the little piggies
      Life is getting worse
      Always having dirt to play around in.

      Have you seen the bigger piggies
      In their starched white shirts
      You will find the bigger piggies
      Stirring up the dirt
      Always have clean shirts to play around in.

      In their styes with all their backing
      They don't care what goes on around
      In their eyes there's something lacking
      What they need's a damn good whacking.

      Everywhere there's lots of piggies
      Living piggy lives
      You can see them out for dinner
      With their piggy wives
      Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon.

    13. Rocky Raccoon


      Now somewhere in the black mountain hills of Dakota
      There lived a young boy named Rocky Raccoon
      And one day his woman ran off with another guy
      Hit young Rocky in the eye Rocky didn't like that
      He said I'm gonna get that boy
      So one day he walked into town
      Booked himself a room in the local saloon.

      Rocky Raccoon checked into his room
      Only to find Gideon's bible
      Rocky had come equipped with a gun
      To shoot off the legs of his rival
      His rival it seems had broken his dreams
      By stealing the girl of his fancy.
      Her name was Magil and she called herself Lil
      But everyone knew her as Nancy.
      Now she and her man who called himself Dan
      Were in the next room at the hoe down
      Rocky burst in and grinning a grin
      He said Danny boy this is a showdown
      But Daniel was hot-he drew first and shot
      And Rocky collapsed in the corner.

      Now the doctor came in stinking of gin
      And proceeded to lie on the table
      He said Rocky you met your match
      And Rocky said, Doc it's only a scratch
      And I'll be better I'll be better doc as soon as I am able.

      Now Rocky Raccoon he fell back in his room
      Only to find Gideon's bible
      Gideon checked out and he left it no doubt
      To help with good Rocky's revival.

    14. Don't Pass Me By

      I listen for your footsteps
      Coming up the drive
      Listen for your footsteps
      But they don't arrive
      Waiting for your knock dear
      On my old front door
      I don't hear it
      Does it mean you don't love me any more.

      I hear the clock a'ticking
      On the mantel shelf
      See the hands a'moving
      But I'm by myself
      I wonder where you are tonight
      And why I'm by myself
      I don't see you
      Does it mean you don't love me any more.

      Don't pass me by don't make me cry don't make me blue
      'Cause you know darling I love only you
      You'll never know it hurt me so
      How I hate to see you go
      Don't pass me by don't make me cry

      I'm sorry that I doubted you
      I was so unfair
      You were in a car crash
      And you lost your hair
      You said you would be late
      About an hour or two
      I said that's alright I'm waiting here
      Just waiting to hear from you.

    15. Why Don't We Do It In The Road?

      Why don't we do it in the road?
      No one will be watching us
      Why don't we do it in the road?

    16. I Will

      Who knows how long I've loved you
      You know I love you still
      Will I wait a lonely lifetime
      If you want me to--I will.

      For if I ever saw you
      I didn't catch your name
      But it never really mattered
      I will always feel the same.

      Love you forever and forever
      Love you with all my heart
      Love you whenever we're together
      Love you when we're apart.

      And when at last I find you
      Your song will fill the air
      Sing it loud so I can hear you
      Make it easy to be near you
      For the things you do endear you to me
      You know I will
      I will.

    17. Julia

      Half of what I say is meaningless
      But I say it just to reach you, Julia

      Julia, Julia, oceanchild, calls me
      So I sing a song of love, Julia
      Julia, seashell eyes, windy smile, calls me
      So I sing a song of love, Julia

      Her hair of floating sky is shimmering, glimmering,
      In the sun

      Julia, Julia, morning moon, touch me
      So I sing a song of love, Julia

      When I cannot sing my heart
      I can only speak my mind, Julia

      Julia, sleeping sand, silent cloud, touch me
      So I sing a song of love, Julia
      Hum hum hum hum...calls me
      So I sing a song of love for Julia, Julia, Julia

    18. Birthday


      You say it's your birthday
      It's my birthday too--yeah
      They say it's your birthday
      We're gonna have a good time
      I'm glad it's your birthday
      Happy birthday to you.

      Yes we're going to a party party
      Yes we're going to a party party
      Yes we're going to a party party.

      I would like you to dance--Birthday
      Take a cha-cha-cha-chance-Birthday
      I would like you to dance--Birthday
      Dance

      You say it's your birthday
      Well it's my birthday too--yeah
      You say it's your birthday
      We're gonna have a good time
      I'm glad it's your birthday
      Happy birthday to you.

    19. Yer Blues

      Yes I'm lonely wanna die
      Yes I'm lonely wanna die
      If I ain't dead already
      Ooh girl you know the reason why.

      In the morning wanna die
      In the evening wanna die
      If I ain't dead already
      Ooh girl you know the reason why.

      My mother was of the sky
      My father was of the earth
      But I am of the universe
      And you know what it's worth
      I'm lonely wanna die
      If I ain't dead already
      Ooh girl you know the reason why.

      The eagle picks my eye
      The worm he licks my bone
      I feel so suicidal
      Just like Dylan's Mr. Jones
      Lonely wanna die
      If I ain't dead already
      Ooh girl you know the reason why.

      Black cloud crossed my mind
      Blue mist round my soul
      Feel so suicidal
      Even hate my rock and roll
      Wanna die yeah wanna die
      If I ain't dead already
      Ooh girl you know the reason why.

    20. Mother Nature's Son

      Born a poor young country boy--Mother Nature's son
      All day long I'm sitting singing songs for everyone.

      Sit beside a mountain stream--see her waters rise
      Listen to the pretty sound of music as she flies.

      Find me in my field of grass--Mother Nature's son
      Swaying daises sing a lazy song beneath the sun.

      Mother Nature's son.

    21. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monke

      Come on come on come on come on
      Come on is such a joy
      Come on is such a joy
      Come on take it easy
      Come on take it easy
      Take it easy take it easy
      Everybody's got something to hide except for me and
      my monkey.

      The deeper you go the higher you fly
      The higher you fly the deeper you go
      So come on come on
      Come on is such a joy
      Come on is such a joy
      Come on make it easy
      Come on make it easy.

      Take it easy take it easy
      Everybody's got something to hide except for me and
      my monkey.

      Your inside is out and your outside is in
      Your outside is in and your inside is out
      So come on come on
      Come on is such a joy
      Come on is such a joy
      Come on make it easy
      Come on make it easy
      Make it easy make it easy
      Everybody's got something to hide except for me and
      my monkey.

    22. Sexy Sadie

      Sexy Sadie what have you done
      You made a fool of everyone
      You made a fool of everyone
      Sexy Sadie ooh what have you done.

      Sexy Sadie you broke the rules
      You layed it down for all to see
      You layed it down for all to see
      Sexy Sadie oooh you broke the rules.

      One sunny day the world was waiting for a lover
      She came along to turn on everyone
      Sexy Sadie the greatest of them all.

      Sexy Sadie how did you know
      The world was waiting just for you
      The world was waiting just for you
      Sexy Sadie oooh how did you know.

      Sexy Sadie you'll get yours yet
      However big you think you are
      However big you think you are
      Sexy Sadie oooh you'll get yours yet.

      We gave her everything we owned just to sit at her table
      Just a smile would lighten everything
      Sexy Sadie she's the latest and the greatest of them all.

      She made a fool of everyone
      Sexy Sadie.

      However big you think you are
      Sexy Sadie.

    23. Helter Skelter

      When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
      Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride
      Till I get to the bottom and I see you again.

      Do you, don't you want me to love you
      I'm coming down fast but I'm miles above you
      Tell me tell me tell me come on tell me the answer
      You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer.

      Helter skelter helter skelter
      Helter skelter.

      Will you, won't you want me to make you
      I'm coming down fast but don't let me break you
      Tell me tell me tell me the answer
      You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer.

      Look out helter skelter helter skelter
      Helter skelter

      Look out, cause here she comes.

      When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
      And I stop and I turn and I go for a ride
      And I get to the bottom and I see you again

      Well do you, don't you want me to make you
      I'm coming down fast but don't let me break you
      Tell me tell me tell me the answer
      You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer.

      Look out helter skelter helter skelter
      Helter skelter
      Look out helter skelter
      She's coming down fast
      Yes she is
      Yes she is.

    24. Long, Long, Long

      It's been a long long long time,
      How could I ever have lost you
      When I loved you.

      It took a long long long time
      Now I'm so happy I found you
      How I love you

      So many tears I was searching,
      So many tears I was wasting, oh. Oh--

      Now I can see you, be you
      How can I ever misplace you
      How I want you
      Oh I love you
      Your know that I need you.
      Ooh I love you.

    25. Revolution 1

      You say you want a revolution
      Well you know
      we all want to change the world
      You tell me that it's evolution
      Well you know
      We all want to change the world
      But when you talk about destruction
      Don't you know you can count me out
      Don't you know it's gonna be alright
      Alright Alright

      You say you got a real solution
      Well you know
      we'd all love to see the plan
      You ask me for a contribution
      Well you know
      We're doing what we can
      But when you want money for people with minds that hate
      All I can tell you is brother you have to wait
      Don't you know it's gonna be alright
      Alright Alright

      You say you'll change the constitution
      Well you know
      we all want to change your head
      You tell me it's the institution
      Well you know
      You better free your mind instead
      But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
      You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow
      Don't you know know it's gonna be alright
      Alright Alright

    26. Honey Pie

      She was a working girl
      North of England way
      Now she's hit the big time
      In the U.S.A.
      And if she could only hear me
      This is what I'd say.

      Honey pie you are making me crazy
      I'm in love but I'm lazy
      So won't you please come home.

      Oh honey pie my position is tragic
      Come and show me the magic
      of your Hollywood song.

      You became a legend of the silver screen
      And now the thought of meeting you
      Makes me weak in the knee.

      Oh honey pie you are driving me frantic
      Sail across the Atlantic
      To be where you belong.

      Will the wind that blew her boat
      Across the sea
      Kindly send her sailing back to me.

      Honey pie you are making me crazy
      I'm in love but I'm lazy
      So won't you please come home.

    27. Savoy Truffle

      Creme tangerine and montelimat
      A ginger sling with a pineapple heart
      A coffee dessert--yes you know it's good news
      But you'll have to have them all pulled out
      After the Savoy truffle.

      Cool cherry cream and a nice apple tart
      I feel your taste all the time we're apart
      Coconut fudge--really blows down those blues
      But you'll have to have them all pulled out
      After the Savoy truffle.

      You might not feel it now
      But when the pain cuts through
      You're going to know and how
      The sweat is going to fill your head
      When it becomes too much
      You're going to shout aloud
      --Creme tangerine.

      You know that what you eat you are,
      But what is sweet now, turns so sour--
      We all know Obla-Di-Bla-Da
      But can you show me, where you are?..

      Creme tangerine and montelimat
      A ginger sling with a pineapple heart
      A coffee dessert--yes you know its good news
      But you'll have to have them all pulled out
      After the Savoy truffle.

    28. Cry Baby Cry

      Cry baby cry
      Make your mother sigh
      She's old enough to know better.

      The king of Marigold was in the kitchen
      Cooking breakfast for the queen
      The queen was in the parlour
      Playing piano for the children of the king.

      Cry baby cry
      Make your mother sigh
      She's old enough to know better
      So cry baby cry.

      The king was in the garden
      Picking flowers for a friend who came to play
      The queen was in the playroom
      Painting pictures for the childrens holiday.

      Cry baby cry
      Make your mother sigh
      She's old enough to know better
      So cry baby cry.

      The duchess of Kircaldy always smiling
      And arriving late for tea
      The duke was having problems
      With a message at the local bird and bee.

      Cry baby cry
      Make your mother sigh
      She's old enough to know better
      So cry baby cry.

      At twelve o'clock a meeting round the table
      For a seance in the dark
      With voices out of nowhere
      Put on specially by the children for a lark.

      Cry baby cry
      Make your mother sigh
      She's old enough to know better
      So cry baby cry cry cry cry baby
      Make your mother sigh.

      She's old enough to know better
      Cry baby cry
      cry cry cry
      Make your mother sigh
      She's old enough to know better
      So cry baby cry.

    29. Revolution 9

      (Collection of sound clips)

    30. Good Night

      Now it's time to say good night
      Good night Sleep tight
      Now the sun turns out his light
      Good night Sleep tight
      Dream sweet dreams for me
      Dream sweet dreams for you.

      Close your eyes and I'll close mine
      Good night Sleep tight
      Now the moon begins to shine
      Good night Sleep tight
      Dream sweet dreams for me
      Dream sweet dreams for you.

      Close your eyes and I'll close mine
      Good night Sleep tight
      Now the sun turns out his light
      Good night Sleep tight
      Dream sweet dreams for me
      Dream sweet dreams for you.

      Good night Good night Everybody
      Everybody everywhere
      Good night.