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 23
Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney
The Beatles Helter Skelter song was somewhat inspired by the Who's single I can see for miles. Paul McCartney read a review of the record that said it was the dirtiest song that the band had ever recorded and wanted the same thing written about one of his songs. This resulted in Helter Skelter by far the heaviest song that the Beatles recorded.
The original Helter Skelter song was designed to be raucous and was recorded in one session that lasted for over 30 minutes. The Beatles returned to the studio whilst under the influence of drugs and knocked it down into a shorter version.
John Lennon: Backing Vocals, Lead guitar, bass guitar, Saxophone
Paul McCartney: Lead vocals, Lead guitar, Bass guitar.
George Harrison: Backing Vocals, Rhythm guitar
Ringo Starr: Drums
Other: (Mal Evans) Trumpet