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Information on how the Beatles wrote the lyrics to the songs on the Abbey Road album can be navigated from below.
Beatles Album: Abbey Road : Track 11
Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney
The lyrics to mean Mr Mustard were written by John Lennon whilst in India. They refer to a story that John read in a newspaper that told of a man who was so mean that he hid his money from everybody to make it look like he had none of his own and so would not have to spend any money of his own.
The bag lady (his sister Pam) that is written about in the mean Mr mustard song refers to a homeless women who kept all her things in plastic bags near where John lived in knightsbridge.
Musically John does the vocals and Paul gets to bring out the fuzz base like on think for yourself.
John Lennon: Lead Vocals, Piano
Paul McCartney: Harmony Vocals, Fuzz Bass guitar
George Harrison: Lead guitar
Ringo Starr: Drums, Tambourine