14. The Beatles - Abbey Road

The Beatles

 

This is the last recording by the Beatles though it appeared before Let It Be. It's also the best-selling Beatles album. It contains strong Lennon songs like "Come Together" and "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", pop hits by McCartney, Harrison and Ringo and the famous suite on side two. An emotional and overwhelming swan song of the best loved pop group in history.
"Come Together" 
(Lennon/McCartney) 
 
Here come old flattop, he come grooving up slowly 
He got joo-joo eyeball, he one holy roller 
He got hair down to his knee 
Got to be a joker he just do what he please 
 
He wear no shoeshine, he got toe-jam football 
He got monkey finger, he shoot coca-cola 
He say "I know you, you know me" 
One thing I can tell you is you got to be free 
Come together right now over me 
 
He bag production, he got walrus gumboot 
He got Ono sideboard, he one spinal cracker 
He got feet down below his knee 
Hold you in his armchair you can feel his disease 
Come together right now over me 
 
[Right! 
Come, oh, come, come, come.] 
 
He roller-coaster, he got early warning 
He got muddy water, he one mojo filter 
He say "One and one and one is three" 
Got to be good-looking cos he's so hard to see 
Come together right now over me 
 
Oh 
Come together 
Yeah come together 
Yeah come together 
Yeah come together 
Yeah come together 
Yeah come together 
Yeah come together 
Yeah oh 
Come together 
Yeah come together 
 
 
"Something" 
(Harrison) 
 
Something in the way she moves 
Attracts me like no other lover 
Something in the way she woos me 
 
I don't want to leave her now 
You know I believe her now 
 
Somewhere in her smile she knows 
That I don't need no other lover 
Something in her style that shows me 
 
Don't want to leave her now 
You know I believe her now 
 
You're asking me will my love grow 
I don't know, I don't know 
You stick around now it may show 
I don't know, I don't know 
 
Something in the way she knows 
And all I have to do is think of her 
Something in the things she shows me 
 
Don't want to leave her now 
You know I believe her now 
 
 
"Maxwell's Silver Hammer" 
(Lennon/McCartney) 
 
Joan was quizzical, studied pataphysical 
Science in the home 
Late nights all alone with a test-tube ohh oh oh oh 
Maxwell Edison majoring in medicinem 
Calls her on the phone 
Can I take you out to the pictures, Joan? 
But as she's getting ready to go 
A knock comes on the door 
 
Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer 
Came down upon her head 
Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer 
Made sure that she was dead 
 
Back in school again Maxwell plays the fool again 
Teacher gets annoyed 
Wishing to avoid an unpleasant scene 
She tells Max to stay when the class has gone away 
So he waits behind 
Writing 50 times "I must not be so" oh oh oh 
But when she turns her back on the boy 
He creeps up from behind 
 
Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer 
Came down upon her head 
Do do do do do 
Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer 
Made sure that she was dead 
 
P.C. Thirty-One said "We caught a dirty one" 
Maxwell stands alone 
Painting testimonial pictures ohh oh oh oh 
Rose and Valerie screaming from the gallery 
Say he must go free (Maxwell must go free) 
The judge does not agree and he tells them so oh oh oh 
But as the words are leaving his lips 
A noise comes from behind 
 
Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer 
Came down upon his head 
Do do do do do 
Bang, Bang, Maxwell's silver hammer 
Made sure that he was dead 
Wow wow wow oh! 
Do do do do do 
 
Silver hammer Max 
 
 
"Oh! Darling" 
(Lennon/McCartney) 
 
Oh! Darling, please believe me 
I'll never do you no harm 
Believe me when I tell you 
I'll never do you no harm 
 
Oh! Darling, if you leave me 
I'll never make it alone 
Believe me when I thank you, ooo 
Don't ever leave me alone 
 
When you told me 
You didn't need me anymore 
Well you know I nearly broke down and cried 
When you told me 
You didn't need me anymore 
Well you know I nearly broke down and died 
 
Oh! Darling, if you leave me 
I'll never make it alone 
Believe me when I tell you 
I'll never do you no harm 
Believe me darling 
 
When you told me 
You didn't need me anymore 
Well you know I nearly broke down and cried 
When you told me 
You didn't need me anymore 
Well you know I nearly broke down and died 
 
Oh! Darling, please believe me 
I'll never let you down 
Oh, believe me darling 
Believe me when I tell you, ooo 
I'll never do you no harm 
 
 
"Octopus's Garden" 
(Starkey) 
 
I'd like to be under the sea 
In an octopus's garden in the shade 
He'd let us in, knows where we've been 
In his octopus's garden in the shade 
 
I'd ask my friends to come and see 
An octopus's garden with me 
I'd like to be under the sea 
In an octopus's garden in the shade 
 
We would be warm below the storm 
In our little hideaway beneath the waves 
Resting our head on the sea bed 
In an octopus's garden near a cave 
 
We would sing and dance around 
Because we know we can't be found 
I'd like to be under the sea 
In an octopus's garden in the shade 
 
We would shout and swim about 
The coral that lies beneath the waves 
(Lies beneath the ocean waves) 
Oh what joy for every girl and boy 
Knowing they're happy and they're safe 
(Happy and they're safe) 
 
We would be so happy you and me 
No one there to tell us what to do 
I'd like to be under the sea 
In an octopus's garden with you 
In an octopus's garden with you 
In an octopus's garden with you 
 
 
"I Want You (She's So Heavy)" 
(Lennon/McCartney) 
 
I want you 
I want you so bad 
I want you 
I want you so bad 
It's driving me mad 
It's driving me mad 
 
I want you 
I want you so bad, babe 
I want you 
I want you so bad 
It's driving me mad 
It's driving me mad 
 
I want you 
I want you so bad, babe 
I want you 
I want you so bad 
It's driving me mad 
It's driving me mad 
 
I want you 
I want you so bad 
I want you 
I want you so bad 
It's driving me mad 
It's driving me mad 
 
She's so heavy 
Heavy, heavy, heavy 
 
She's so heavy 
She's so heavy 
Heavy, heavy, heavy 
 
I want you 
I want you so bad 
I want you 
I want you so bad 
It's driving me mad 
It's driving me mad 
 
I want you 
You know I want you so bad, babe 
I want you 
You know I want you so bad 
It's driving me mad 
It's driving me mad 
Yeah 
 
She's so 
 
 
"Here Comes The Sun" 
(Harrison) 
 
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun 
And I say it's all right 
 
Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter 
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here 
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun 
And I say it's all right 
 
Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces 
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here 
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun 
And I say it's all right 
 
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes 
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes 
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes 
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes 
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes 
 
Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting 
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear 
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun 
And I say it's all right 
 
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun 
It's all right, it's all right 
 
 
"Because" 
(Lennon/McCartney) 
 
Aaaaaahhhhhh... 
Because the world is round it turns me on 
Because the world is round...aaaaaahhhhhh 
 
Because the wind is high it blows my mind 
Because the wind is high...aaaaaaaahhhh 
 
Love is all, love is new 
Love is all, love is you 
 
Because the sky is blue, it makes me cry 
Because the sky is blue...aaaaaaaahhhh 
 
Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh... 
Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh... 
Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh... 
 
 
"You Never Give Me Your Money" 
(Lennon/McCartney) 
 
You never give me your money 
You only give me your funny paper 
And in the middle of negotiations 
You break down 
 
I never give you my number 
I only give you my situation 
And in the middle of investigation 
I break down 
 
Out of college, money spent 
See no future, pay no rent 
All the money's gone, nowhere to go 
Any jobber got the sack 
Monday morning, turning back 
Yellow lorry slow, nowhere to go 
But oh, that magic feeling, nowhere to go 
Oh, that magic feeling, nowhere to go 
Nowhere to go 
 
Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh... 
Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh... 
Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh... 
 
One sweet dream 
Pick up the bags and get in the limousine 
Soon we'll be away from here 
Step on the gas and wipe that tear away 
One sweet dream came true today 
Came true today 
Came true today (Yes it did) 
 
One two three four five six seven 
All good children go to Heaven 
One two three four five six seven 
All good children go to Heaven 
One two three four five six seven 
All good children go to Heaven 
One two three four five six seven 
All good children go to Heaven 
One two three four five six seven 
All good children go to Heaven 
One two three four five six seven 
All good children go to Heaven 
One two three four five six seven 
All good children go to Heaven 
One two three four five six seven 
All good children go to Heaven (fade out) 
 
 
"Sun King" 
(Lennon/McCartney) 
 
Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh... 
Here comes the sun king 
Here comes the sun king 
Everybody's laughing 
Everybody's happy 
Here comes the sun king 
 
Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon 
Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol 
Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel 
 
 
"Mean Mr. Mustard" 
(Lennon/McCartney) 
 
Mean Mister Mustard sleeps in the park 
Shaves in the dark trying to save paper 
Sleeps in a hole in the road 
Saving up to buy some clothes 
Keeps a ten-bob note up his nose 
Such a mean old man 
Such a mean old man 
 
His sister Pam works in a shop 
She never stops, she's a go-getter 
Takes him out to look at the queen 
Only place that he's ever been 
Always shouts out something obscene 
Such a dirty old man 
Dirty old man 
 
 
"Polythene Pam" 
(Lennon/McCartney) 
 
Well you should see Polythene Pam 
She's so good-looking but she looks like a man 
Well you should see her in drag dressed in her polythene bag 
Yes you should see Polythene Pam 
Yeah yeah yeah 
 
Get a dose of her in jackboots and kilt 
She's killer-diller when she's dressed to the hilt 
She's the kind of a girl that makes the "News of the World" 
Yes you could say she was attractively built 
Yeah yeah yeah 
 
 
"She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" 
(Lennon/McCartney) 
 
[Gonna come out now, 
ha ha ha, 
wow look out.] 
 
She came in through the bathroom window 
Protected by a silver spoon 
But now she sucks her thumb and wanders 
By the banks of her own lagoon 
 
Didn't anybody tell her? 
Didn't anybody see? 
Sunday's on the phone to Monday 
Tuesday's on the phone to me 
 
She said she'd always been a dancer 
She worked at 15 clubs a day 
And though she thought I knew the answer 
Well I knew what I could not say 
 
And so I quit the police department 
And got myself a steady job 
And though she tried her best to help me 
She could steal but she could not rob 
 
Didn't anybody tell her? 
Didn't anybody see? 
Sunday's on the phone to Monday 
Tuesday's on the phone to me 
Oh yeah 
 
 
"Golden Slumbers" 
(Lennon/McCartney) 
 
Once there was a way to get back homeward 
Once there was a way to get back home 
Sleep pretty darling do not cry 
And I will sing a lullabye 
 
Golden slumbers fill your eyes 
Smiles awake you when you rise 
Sleep pretty darling do not cry 
And I will sing a lullabye 
 
Once there was a way to get back homeward 
Once there was a way to get back home 
Sleep pretty darling do not cry 
And I will sing a lullabye 
 
 
"Carry That Weight" 
(Lennon/McCartney) 
 
Boy, you're going to carry that weight, 
Carry that weight a long time 
Boy, you're going to carry that weight 
Carry that weight a long time 
 
I never give you my pillow 
I only send you my invitations 
And in the middle of the celebrations 
I break down 
 
Boy, you're going to carry that weight 
Carry that weight a long time 
Boy, you're going to carry that weight 
Carry that weight a long time 
 
 
"The End" 
(Lennon/McCartney) 
 
Oh yeah, all right 
Are you going to be in my dreams 
Tonight? 
 
[Drum solo] 
 
[Guitar solos] 
 
And in the end 
The love you take 
Is equal to the love 
You make 
 
 
"Her Majesty" 
(Lennon/McCartney) 
 
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl 
But she doesn't have a lot to say 
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl 
But she changes from day to day 
 
I want to tell her that I love her a lot 
But I gotta get a bellyful of wine 
Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl 
Someday I'm going to make her mine, oh yeah 
Someday I'm going to make her mine 

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