Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album

Artist(s): The Beatles

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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

length: 2:02
lead vocals: Paul McCartney
bass: Paul McCartney
guitar: John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney
drums (drum set): Ringo Starr
French horn: Neill Sanders, Tony Randall, John Burden and James W. Buck
background vocals: John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney
writer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon

It was twenty years ago today,
Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play,
They've been going in and out of style
But they're guaranteed to raise a smile.

So may I introduce to you
The act you've known for all these years
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

We're Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
We hope you will enjoy the show,
We're Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sit back and let the evening go.

Sgt. Pepper's lonely, Sgt. Pepper's lonely,
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
It's wonderful to be here
It's certainly a thrill
You're such a lovely audience
We'd like to take you home with us
We'd love to take you home

I don't really like to stop the show
But I thought that you might like to know
That the singer's going to sing a song
And he wants you all to sing along

So let me introduce to you
The one and only Billy Shears
And Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

With a Little Help From My Friends

length: 2:44
bass: Paul McCartney
lead vocals: Ringo Starr
drums (drum set): Ringo Starr
background vocals: John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison
piano: Paul McCartney
cowbell: John Lennon
guitar: John Lennon and George Harrison
Hammond organ: George Martin
tambourine: Ringo Starr
writer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
A little help from my friends
What would you think if I sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me.
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song,
And I'll try not to sing out of key.

I get by with a little help from my friends,
I get high with a little help from my friends,
Going to try with a little help from my friends.

What do I do when my love is away.
(Does it worry you to be alone)
How do I feel by the end of the day
(Are you sad because you're on your own)

No I get by with a little help from my friends,
Do you need anybody,
I need somebody to love.
Could it be anybody
I want somebody to love.

Would you believe in a love at first sight,
Yes I'm certain that it happens all the time.
What do you see when you turn out the light,
I can't tell you, but I know it's mine.

Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
Do you need anybody,
I just need somebody to love,
Could it be anybody,
I want somebody to love.

I get by with a little help from my friends,
Yes I get by with a little help from my friends,
With a little help from my friends.

Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds

length: 3:30
engineer: Geoff Emerick
lead vocals: John Lennon
guitar: John Lennon and George Harrison
background vocals: Paul McCartney
bass: Paul McCartney
drums (drum set): Ringo Starr
tambura: George Harrison
acoustic guitar: George Harrison
piano: George Martin
organ: Paul McCartney
maracas: John Lennon
composer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
lyricist: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
Picture yourself in a boat on a river
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green
Towering over your head
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
And she's gone

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Ah

Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain
Where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers
That grow so incredibly high

Newspaper taxis appear on the shore
Waiting to take you away
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds
And you're gone

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Ah

Picture yourself on a train in a station
With plasticine porters with looking glass ties
Suddenly someone is there at the turnstile
The girl with the kaleidoscope eyes

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Ah
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Ah
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds

Getting Better

length: 2:50
engineer: Ken Townsend, Geoff Emerick and Malcolm Addey
piano: Paul McCartney and George Martin
bass: Paul McCartney
guitar: Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison
tambura: George Harrison
electric piano: Paul McCartney
lead vocals: Paul McCartney
background vocals: George Harrison and John Lennon
drums (drum set): Ringo Starr
congas: Ringo Starr
minipiano: George Martin
snare drum: Ringo Starr
bass drum: Ringo Starr
writer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
It's getting better all the time
I used to get mad at my school
The teacher's that taught me weren't cool
You're holding me down
Filling me up with your rules

I've got to admit it's getting better
A little better all the time
I have to admit it's getting better
It's getting better since you've been mine

Me used to be angry young man
Me hiding me head in the sand
You gave me the word
I finally heard
I'm doing the best that I can
I've got to admit it's getting better

I used to be cruel to my woman
I beat her and kept apart from the things that she loved
Man I was mean but I'm changing my scene
And I'm doing the best that I can

I admit it's getting better
A little better all the time
Yes I admit it's getting better
It's getting better since you've been mine...

Fixing a Hole

length: 2:39
drums (drum set): Ringo Starr and Ringo Starr
guitar: Paul McCartney and George Harrison
bass: John Lennon and Paul McCartney
background vocals: George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney
harpsichord: George Martin and Paul McCartney
maracas: Ringo Starr
lead vocals: Paul McCartney
writer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go

I'm filling the cracks that ran through the door
And kept my mind from wandering
Where it will go

And it really doesn't matter if I'm wrong I'm right
Where I belong I'm right
Where I belong.

See the people standing there who disagree and never win
And wonder why they don't get in my door
I'm painting my room in the colourful way

And when my mind is wandering
There I will go
And it really doesn't matter if I'm wrong I'm right
Where I belong I'm right
Where I belong.

Silly people run around they worry me
And never ask me why they don't get past my door
I'm taking the time for a number of things
That weren't important yesterday
And I still go

I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go

She’s Leaving Home

length: 3:37
producer: George Martin
conductor: George Martin
engineer: Geoff Emerick
strings arranger: Mike Leander
lead vocals: John Lennon and Paul McCartney
violin: Trevor Williams, José‐Luis García, Erich Gruenberg and Derek Jacobs
viola: Stephen Shingles and John Underwood
cello: Alan Dalziel and Denis Vigay
double bass: Gordon Pearce
harp: Sheila Bromberg
writer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
Wednesday morning at five o'clock
As the day begins
Silently closing her bedroom door
Leaving the note that she hoped would say more

She goes downstairs to the kitchen
Clutching her handkerchief
Quietly turning the backdoor key
Stepping outside, she is free

She...(we gave her most of our lives)
Is leaving (sacrified most of our lives)
Home (we gave her everything money could buy)
She's leaving home, after living alone, for so many years (bye bye)

Father snores as his wife gets into her dressing gown
Picks up the letter that's lying there
Standing alone at the top of the stairs
She breaks down and cries to her husband
"Daddy, our baby's gone.
"Why would she treat us so thoughtlessly?
How could she do this to me?"

She...(we never thought of ourselves)
Is leaving (never a thought for ourselves)
Home (we struggled hard all our lives to get by)
She's leaving home, after living alone, for so many years

Friday morning, at nine o'clock
She is far away
Waiting to keep the appointment she made
Meeting a man from the Motortrade

She (what did we do that was wrong)
Is Having (we didn't know it was wrong)
Fun (fun is the one thing that money can't buy)

Something inside, that was always denied, for so many years...
She's leaving home...bye, bye.

Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

length: 2:40
engineer: Geoff Emerick
guitar: Paul McCartney
bass: Paul McCartney
drums (drum set): Ringo Starr
lead vocals: John Lennon
harmonium: George Martin
tambourine: George Harrison and Ringo Starr
harmonica: George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Neil Aspinall
bass harmonica: Mal Evans
glockenspiel: George Martin
mellotron: George Martin
Hammond organ: John Lennon
organ: George Martin
writer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
For the benefit of Mr. Kite
There will be a show tonight on trampoline
The Hendersons will all be there
Late of Pablo Fanques Fair-what a scene
Over men and horses hoops and garters
Lastly through a hogshead of real fire!
In this way Mr. K. will challenge the world!

The celebrated Mr. K.
Performs his feat on Saturday at Bishops Gate
The Hendersons will dance and sing
As Mr. Kite fly's through the ring don't be late
Messrs. K and H. assure the public
Their production will be second to none
And of course Henry The Horse dances the waltz!

The band begins at ten to six
When Mr. K. performs his tricks without a sound
And Mr. H. will demonstrate
Ten summer sets he'll undertake on solid ground
Having been some days in preparation
A splendid time is guaranteed for all
And tonight Mr. Kite is topping the bill

Within You Without You

length: 5:07
producer: George Martin
engineer: Geoff Emerick
strings arranger: George Martin
orchestrator: George Martin
dilruba: Anna Joshi and Amrit Gajjar
tambura: Neil Aspinall, George Harrison and Buddhadev Kansara
tabla: Amiya Dasgupta
lead vocals: George Harrison
sitar: George Harrison
violin: Ralph Elman, Paul Scherman, Julian Gaillard, Jack Rothstein, Jack Greene, Erich Gruenberg, David Wolfsthal and Alan Loveday
cello: Reginald Kilbey, Peter Beavan and Allen Ford
composer: George Harrison
lyricist: George Harrison
We were talking, about the space between us all
And the people, who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion
Never glimpse of truth, then it's far too late, when they pass away

We were talking, about the love we could all share, when we find it
To try our best to hold it there, with our love
With our love, we could save the world, if they only knew

Try to realize it's all within yourself no-one else can make you change
And to see you're really only very small,
And life flows on within and without you

We were talking, about the love that's gone so cold and the people,
Who gain the world and lose their soul
Then you may find, peace of mind, is waiting there
And the time will come when you see we're all one,

And life flows on within and without you

When I’m Sixty‐Four

length: 2:40
producer: George Martin and Dave Harries
engineer: Dave Harries
background vocals: George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon
electric guitar: John Lennon
tubular bells: Ringo Starr
piano: Paul McCartney
bass: Paul McCartney
drums (drum set): Ringo Starr
lead vocals: Paul McCartney
clarinet: Frank Reidy, Henry McKenzie and Robert Burns
writer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
When I get older losing my hair,
Many years from now.
Will you still be sending me a Valentine.
Birthday greetings bottle of wine.
If I'd been out till quarter to three.
Would you lock the door.
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four.
You'll be older too,
And if I say the word,
I could stay with you.
I could be handy, mending a fuse
When your lights have gone.
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday morning go for a ride,
Doing the garden, digging the weeds,
Who could ask for more.
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I'm sixty-four.
Every summer we can rent a cottage,
In the Isle of Wight, if it's not too dear
We shall scrimp and save
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera Chuck&Dave
Send me a postcard, drop me a line,
Stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Your's sincerely wasting away
Give me your answer, fill in a form
Mine for evermore
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I'm sixty-four

Lovely Rita

length: 2:45
producer: George Martin
engineer: Geoff Emerick
lead vocals: Paul McCartney
bass: Paul McCartney
drums (drum set): Ringo Starr
piano: Paul McCartney and George Martin
background vocals: George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney
acoustic guitar: George Harrison and John Lennon
percussion: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John Lennon
writer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
Lovely Rita meter maid,
Nothing can come between us,
When it gets dark I tow your heart away.

Standing by a parking meter,
When I caught a glimpse of Rita,
Filling in a ticket in her little white book.
In a cap she looked much older,
And the bag across her shoulder
Made her look a little like a military man.

Lovely Rita meter maid,
May I inquire discreetly,
When are you free to take some tea with me.
Took her out and tried to win her,
Had a laugh and over dinner,
Told her I would really like to see her again

Got the bill and Rita paid it,
Took her home I nearly made it,
Sitting on the sofa with a sister or two.

Oh, lovely Rita meter maid,
Where would I be without you,
Give us a wink and make me think of you

Good Morning Good Morning

length: 2:43
producer: George Martin
engineer: Geoff Emerick
lead vocals: John Lennon and John Lennon
background vocals: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney
guitar: Paul McCartney and John Lennon
drums (drum set): Ringo Starr
bass guitar: Paul McCartney
tambourine: Ringo Starr
saxophone: David Glyde, Alan Holmes and Barrie Cameron
trombone: John Lee
writer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
Nothing to do to save his life call his wife in
Nothing to say but what a day how's your boy been
Nothing to do it's up to you
I've got nothing to say but it's OK
Good morning, good morning

Going to work don't want to go feeling low down
Heading for home you start to roam then you're in town
Everybody knows there's nothing doing
Everything is closed it's like a ruin
Everyone you see is half asleep.
And you're on your own you're in the street
Good morning, good morning

After a while you start to smile now you feel cool.
Then you decide to take a walk by the old school.
Nothing has changed it's still the same
I've got nothing to say but it's OK
Good morning, good morning

People running round it's five o'clock.
Everywhere in town is getting dark.
Everyone you see is full of life.
It's time for tea and meet the wife.
Somebody needs to know the time, glad that I'm here.
Watching the skirts you start to flirt now you're in gear.
Go to a show you hope she goes.
I've got nothing to say but it's OK
Good morning, good morning

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)

length: 1:19
producer: George Martin
engineer: Geoff Emerick
bass: Paul McCartney
drums (drum set): Ringo Starr
organ: George Martin
vocal: Ringo Starr
Hammond organ: Paul McCartney
guitar: George Harrison and John Lennon
maracas: Ringo Starr
tambourine: Ringo Starr
lead vocals: George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon
writer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
We're Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
We hope you have enjoyed the show.
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
We're sorry but it's time to go.
Sergeant Pepper's lonely
Sergeant Pepper's lonely
Sergeant Pepper's lonely
Sergeant Pepper's lonely
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
We'd like to thank you once again
Sergeant Pepper's one and only Lonely Hearts Club Band
It's getting very near the end
Sergeant Pepper's lonely
Sergeant Pepper's lonely
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

A Day in the Life

length: 5:34
producer: George Martin
conductor: Paul McCartney
engineer: Geoff Emerick
orchestrator: George Martin
piano: Paul McCartney, Paul McCartney, Mal Evans, Ringo Starr and John Lennon
lead vocals: John Lennon and Paul McCartney
maracas: George Harrison
acoustic guitar: John Lennon
congas: Ringo Starr
drums (drum set): Ringo Starr
spoken vocals: Mal Evans
bass guitar: Paul McCartney
clavichord: Paul McCartney
violin: David McCallum, Lionel Bentley, Bill Monro, Henry Datyner, Hans Geiger, Erich Gruenberg, Jurgen Hess, Granville Jones, Sidney Sax, Ernest Scott and Donald Weekes
viola: Bernard Davis, John Underwood, John Meek and Gwynne Edwards
cello: Francisco Gabarro, Alan Dalziel, Alex Nifosi and Denis Vigay
double bass: Gordon Pearce and Cyril MacArthur
harp: John Marston
clarinet: Jack Brymer and Basil Tschaikov
oboe: Roger Lord
bassoon: Alfred Waters
flute: David Sanderman and Clifford Seville
French horn: Neill Sanders and Alan Civil
trumpet: Harold Jackson, David Mason and Monty Montgomery
trombone: Raymond Premru and Raymond Brown
tuba: Michael Barnes
percussion: Tristan Fry
harmonium: George Martin
writer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
I read the news today oh boy
about a lucky man who made the grade
and though the news was rather sad
well i just had to laugh
i saw the photograph
he blew his mind out in a car
he didn't notice that the lights had changed
a crowd of people stood and stared
thev'd seen his face before
nobody was really sure
if he was from the house of lords

I saw a film today oh boy
the english Army had just won the war
a crowd of people turned away
but i just had to look
having read the book
i'd love to turn you on woke up got out of bed
dragged a comb across my head
found my way downstairs and drank a cup
and looking up i noticed i was late
found my coat and grabbed my hat
made the bus in secounds flat
found my way upstairs and had a smoke
and somebody spoke and i went into a dream

I heard the news today oh boy
four thousand holes in blackburn Lancashire
and though the holes were rather small
they had to count them all
now they know how many holes it takes
to fill the Albert Hall
i'd love to turn you onn.