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    Find out how the lyrics to Dear Prudence came to be written.

     

    Beatles Album: The Beatles AKA The White Album : Track 2

    Year: 1968

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 4.00


    Another song that resulted from the Beatles hanging out in Rishikesh in 1968. The Beatles Dear Prudence song is based upon the American actress Prudence Farrow. In India Prudence would do nothing but meditate (she locked herself in a room for three weeks and became catatonic), and the lyrics of dear prudence make it pretty clear that the Beatles want Prudence to come out and play.

    During their time in India the Beatles did a lot of soul searching, and this becomes evident in many of the songs of the 'white album'.

    John is multitracked on lead vocals, and does the backing with George and Paul.

    Individual Beatles role on dear prudence

    John Lennon: Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Lead guitar, tambourine

    Paul McCartney: Backing Vocals, Bass guitar, piano, Flugelhorn

    George Harrison: Backing Vocals, Acoustic guitar

    Ringo Starr: Drums

    Other: (Mal Evans) tambourine

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