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    Find out how the lyrics to Cry Baby Cry by the Beatles came to be written.

     

    Beatles Album: The Beatles AKA The White Album : Track 28

    Year: 1968

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 2.34


    The Beatles Cry baby cry was written by John Lennon. Although John had come up with the main line earlier, it was whilst in India studying with the Maharishi that he worked on the song with folk singer Donovan. Like with Lucy in the sky with diamonds he told of a fairy tale world.

    One of the inspirations for the song is the children's nursery rhyme 'sing a song a sixpence' and many of the characters in the cry baby cry song come this that rhyme.

    Individual Beatles role on cry baby cry

    John Lennon: Vocals, Piano, Acoustic guitar, Organ

    Paul McCartney: Bass guitar.

    George Harrison: Lead guitar

    Ringo Starr: Drums, Tambourine

    George Martin: Harmonium

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