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 21
Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney
Everybody's got something to hide except me and my monkey is the longest title used in any Beatles song, and was previously going to be called Come On, Come On.
The line Everybody's got something to hide except me and my monkey is a reference to his relationship with Yoko Ono, a subject of many of John's songs on 'the Beatles' album. It was inspired by a cartoon that showed Yoko as a monkey on John's back that was swallowing up all of his talent.
At the time of writing the song john felt that he had nothing to hide about his new relationship with Yoko and that it was only other people who were having problems with their relationship, and it was them who had something to hide.
John Lennon: Lead Vocals, Lead guitar, Maraccas
Paul McCartney: Backing Vocals, Bass guitar.
George Harrison: Rhythm guitar, Firebell
Ringo Starr: Drums