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Beatles Singles lyrics - The Ballad Of John And Yoko

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    Find out how the lyrics to The ballad of John And Yoko by the beatles came to be written.


    The Beatles song the ballad of John and Yoko tells the story of John's marriage to Yoko and of the antics they got up to on their honeymoon; such as the bed in at the Amsterdam Hilton.


    The song starts off by telling the tale of the customs turning them back at the docks, in reality this was because John and Yoko had forgotten to bring their passports. They then hired a jet to get them into Paris; they had originally wanted to get married on the ferry from England to France by the ships captain but were not legally allowed; this is why they went to Paris, and not as described in the ballad of John and Yoko song.

    However upon arriving in Paris they found that there was no chance of arranging a quick and quiet wedding in Paris, but heard it was possible in Gibraltar, A part of the British empire near Spain. John and Yoko got married by Cecil Wheeler at the British Consulate on the 20th March 1969, six days after he had started the trip. The newly married couple then flew to Amsterdam and invited the press over for their bed in for world peace.

    The newly married couple then did a quick trip to Austria to watch the premier of their new film. They then returned back to the UK where John was delighted by the reception that the British press gave him and Yoko, a fact that he sings about in the ballad of John and Yoko.

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