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  • Back In The USSR
  • Dear Prudence
  • Glass Onion
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  • Wild Honey Pie
  • The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Happiness Is A Warm Gun
  • Martha My Dear
  • I'm So Tired
  • Blackbird
  • Piggies
  • Rocky Racoon
  • Don't Pass Me By
  • Why Don't We Do It In The Road
  • I Will
  • Julia
  • Birthday
  • Yer Blues
  • Mother Nature's Son
  • Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
  • Sexy Sadie
  • Helter Skelter
  • Long, Long, Long
  • Revolution
  • Honey Pie
  • Savoy Truffle
  • Cry Baby Cry
  • Can You take Me Back
  • Revolution 9
  • Good Night


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    Find out how the lyrics to Honey Pie by the Beatles came to be written.

     

    Beatles Album: The Beatles AKA The White Album : Track 26

    Year: 1968

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 2.42


    The second song with a reference to honey on the white album, unlike the Rishikesh inspired 'wild honey pie', the honey pie lyrics are joyous. The song was written by Paul McCartney as a tribute to his father Jim; Paul had previously recorded a tribute to his dad's style of music with 'when I'm 64'.

    The song has a 1920's feel and tells the story of a working girl from the north of England who left to find her fortune in the USA. The lyrics of honey pie describe the love for the movie girl and how he would go weak at the knees upon meeting her. Honey pie was not the only Beatles song to have 20's feel about it on the white album, with 'and your mother should know' also harking back to an earlier time.

    Individual Beatles role on honey pie

    John Lennon: Lead guitar.

    Paul McCartney: Vocals, Piano

    George Harrison: Bass guitar

    Ringo Starr: Drums

    George Martin: Organ

    Other: 15 piece band

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