This site covers the original British Beatles Albums plus analyses of the lyrics of non-album tracks.
Information on how the Beatles wrote the lyrics to their songs on The Beatles (white album) can be navigated from below the album cover.
Beatles Album: The Beatles AKA The White Album : Track 18
Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney
The lyrics to The Beatles Birthday were written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon and the initial idea for the song came up in India as a birthday song for George's wife Patti.
Back in the UK Paul revamped the song, that was was inspired by a Tuneweavers song named happy, happy birthday, and gave it a rock 'n' roll kick on the piano for the forthcoming birthday of Linda McCartney who was to be 26.
The new Birthday song was worked on and written in the abbey road studios by all the members of the Beatles.
John Lennon: Lead Vocals, Lead guitar.
Paul McCartney: Lead Vocals, Piano
George Harrison: Bass guitar, Tambourine
Ringo Starr: Drums
George Martin: Organ
Other: Chorus (Patti Harrison, Yoko Ono)