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    Find out how the lyrics to Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey By came to be written.

    Beatles Album: The Beatles AKA The White Album : Track 21

    Year: 1968

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 2.25


    Everybody's got something to hide except me and my monkey is the longest title used in any Beatles song, and was previously going to be called Come On, Come On.

    The line Everybody's got something to hide except me and my monkey is a reference to his relationship with Yoko Ono, a subject of many of John's songs on 'the Beatles' album. It was inspired by a cartoon that showed Yoko as a monkey on John's back that was swallowing up all of his talent.

    At the time of writing the song john felt that he had nothing to hide about his new relationship with Yoko and that it was only other people who were having problems with their relationship, and it was them who had something to hide.

    Individual Beatles role on the Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey

    John Lennon: Lead Vocals, Lead guitar, Maraccas

    Paul McCartney: Backing Vocals, Bass guitar.

    George Harrison: Rhythm guitar, Firebell

    Ringo Starr: Drums

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