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 2
Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney
Another song that resulted from the Beatles hanging out in Rishikesh in 1968. The Beatles Dear Prudence song is based upon the American actress Prudence Farrow. In India Prudence would do nothing but meditate (she locked herself in a room for three weeks and became catatonic), and the lyrics of dear prudence make it pretty clear that the Beatles want Prudence to come out and play.
During their time in India the Beatles did a lot of soul searching, and this becomes evident in many of the songs of the 'white album'.
John is multitracked on lead vocals, and does the backing with George and Paul.
Individual Beatles role on dear prudence
John Lennon: Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Lead guitar, tambourine
Paul McCartney: Backing Vocals, Bass guitar, piano, Flugelhorn
George Harrison: Backing Vocals, Acoustic guitar
Ringo Starr: Drums
Other: (Mal Evans) tambourine