Who Sang I Don’t Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die? John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band (with New York Philharmonic )

New York Philharmonic Imagine cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2010-10-1
length: 6:08
producer: Yoko Ono, Phil Spector and John Lennon
membranophone: Jim Keltner
piano: Nicky Hopkins
performer: New York Philharmonic and Plastic Ono Band
bass: Klaus Voormann
guitar: John Lennon
acoustic guitar: Joey Molland and Tom Evans
saxophone: King Curtis
slide guitar: George Harrison
maracas: Steve Brendell
tambourine: Mike Pinder
Lyrics
Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Well, I don't wanna be a sailor mama, I don't wanna fly
Well, I don't wanna be a failure mama, I don't wanna cry
Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no

Well, I don't wanna be a rich man mama, I don't wanna cry
Well, I don't wanna be a poor man mama, I don't wanna fly
Well, I don't wanna be a lawyer mama, I don't wanna lie
Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, hey!

Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Well, I don't wanna be a thief now mama, I don't wanna fly
Well, I don't wanna be a churchman mama, I don't wanna cry
Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, hey!

Oh well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Well, I don't wanna be a sailor mama, I don't wanna fly
Well, I don't wanna be a failure mama, I don't wanna cry
Well, I don't wanna be a soldier mama, I don't wanna die
Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Imagine
  • 2 Crippled Inside
  • 3 Jealous Guy
  • 4 It’s So Hard
  • 5 I Don’t Wanna Be a Soldier Mama I Don’t Wanna Die
  • 6 Gimme Some Truth
  • 7 Oh My Love
  • 8 How Do You Sleep?
  • 9 How?
  • 10 Oh Yoko!

  • Release information
    label: Parlophone
    country(area): France
    format: Digital Media
    barcode: 5099990650253
    script: Latin