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 28
Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney
The Beatles Cry baby cry was written by John Lennon. Although John had come up with the main line earlier, it was whilst in India studying with the Maharishi that he worked on the song with folk singer Donovan. Like with Lucy in the sky with diamonds he told of a fairy tale world.
One of the inspirations for the song is the children's nursery rhyme 'sing a song a sixpence' and many of the characters in the cry baby cry song come this that rhyme.
Individual Beatles role on cry baby cry
John Lennon: Vocals, Piano, Acoustic guitar, Organ
Paul McCartney: Bass guitar.
George Harrison: Lead guitar
Ringo Starr: Drums, Tambourine
George Martin: Harmonium