Beatles Singles lyrics - The Fool On The Hill

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    Find out how the lyrics to The Fool On The Hill by the Beatles came to be written.


    Beatles EP: Magical Mystery Tour : Track 2

    Year: 1967

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 3.00

    Paul McCartney wrote the fool on the hill lyrics. It was partially inspired by the thoughts that people who may at first appear to be stupid and foolish, may in fact be cleverer than all of us; having little worries because they can just see the simple things in life.

    The Beatles fool on the hill song was also influenced by a man that Paul met whilst walking his dog with his friend Alistair Taylor. They watched the sun come up and upon turning around there was a man there behind them who appeared to come from nowhere; they spoke a while and then the man disappeared as quickly as he had came. Both Paul and Alistair likened the meeting to being a religious experience.

    On the recording of the fool on the hill song Paul takes control, doing the vocals and playing the Piano and Flute, george provides a little bit of guitar work.

    Individual Beatles role on Magical Mystery tour

    Individual Beatles role on The Fool On The Hill

    John Lennon: Harmonica, Maraccas

    Paul McCartney: Vocals, Piano, Recorder, Flute

    George Harrison: Lead guitar, Harmonica

    Ringo Starr: Finger Cymbals

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