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    Find out how the lyrics to Magical Mystery Tour by the beatles came to be written.

     

    Beatles EP: Magical Mystery Tour : Track 1

    Year: 1967

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 2.48


    The lyrics of the magical mystery tour were written by Paul McCartney as an advertisement for the film of the same name.

    The Beatles magical mystery tour film was Paul's idea; he wanted to make an experimental film in which they made things up and filmed it as they went along. The film was to be shown on the BBC.

    Paul was inspired by the idea of mystery coach trips which still exist in England to this day; you get in the bus and the driver will take you to a place; could be anywhere but usually a resort and a few historical sites would make up the internally. The Magical bit was chosen as this would give the Beatles leeway to do and film whatever they liked during the filming of magical mystery tour.

    The magical mystery tour lyrics were written in the studio and it was Paul's idea to write a song that would act as an advertisement for the song that could be shown on tv before the film was released. The lyrics include many references to coach trips and travel such as reservations, and a guarantee of satisfaction.

    Individual Beatles role on Magical Mystery tour

    John Lennon: Backing vocals, Acoustic guitar

    Paul McCartney: Lead Vocals, Bass guitar, Piano

    George Harrison: Lead guitar, Backing vocals

    Ringo Starr: Drums, Tambourine

    Others: Trumpets

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