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 30
Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney
Revolution number 9 was created by John Lennon and Yoko Ono as a bit of an art piece. It was originally the second half of the Beatles revolution song, and included recorded excerpts of revolution and other chaotic events; but the other Beatles felt that it didn't belong at the end of the revolution song as it spoilt it. So John made it into its own song and called it Revolution number 9.
In addition to clips of revolutionary noises there are many other things that appeared on the revolution number 9 track, these include but are not limited to violins, opera, John and George speaking, a symphony orchestra. Many of these sounds and others were played backwards for the recording of the track.
As with many of the songs on the album not all the Beatles were happy with the inclusion of the song on the album. Paul was particularly unhappy about the inclusion of revolution number 9 on the album; not because he did not like the song, but because he had been experimenting with similar techniques for years and felt he should have played a part in it.
John Lennon: Spoken Voice, Editing, Mixing
Paul McCartney: Piano
George Harrison: Spoken Voice
Ringo Starr: Spoken Voice
George Martin: Editing, Mixing