The Beatles - With A Little Help From My Friends lyrics

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Information on how the Beatles wrote the lyrics to their songs on the Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album can be found below.

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  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • With A Little Help From My Friends
  • Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
  • Getting Better
  • Fixing A Hole
  • She's Leaving Home
  • Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite
  • Within You, Without You
  • When I'm Sixty Four
  • Lovely Rita
  • Good Morning, Good Morning
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)
  • A day In The Life

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    Find out how the lyrics to the With A Little Help From My Friends song by the Beatles were written.

    Beatles Album: Sgt. Peppers lonely hearts club band : Track 2

    Year: 1967

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 2.46

    John Lennon and Paul McCartney shared the writing of the Lyrics for the Beatles song with a little help from my friends. They were attempting to do a Ringo Starr style song, which they had done many times before on tracks such as Yellow Submarine. That is they wanted to do a sing a long style of song. It was John Lennon who came up with the idea of starting each line of the verses with a question. Even Cynthia Lennon got involved with the lyrics to this Beatles song suggesting the use of ‘I’m just fine’ John liked the idea of an answer but came up with the much stronger lyric ‘I can’t tell you but I know that it’s mine’

    Ringo Starr does indeed do the lead vocals on with a little help from my friends; he is supported on backing vocals by John and Paul.

    Individual Beatles role on With a little help from my friends

    John Lennon: Backing Vocals

    Paul McCartney: Piano, Bass guitar, Backing Vocals.

    George Harrison: Tambourine

    Ringo Starr: Drums, Lead vocals

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