The Beatles Sexy Sadie lyrics

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.

The Beatles White Album
  • Back In The USSR
  • Dear Prudence
  • Glass Onion
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  • Wild Honey Pie
  • The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Happiness Is A Warm Gun
  • Martha My Dear
  • I'm So Tired
  • Blackbird
  • Piggies
  • Rocky Racoon
  • Don't Pass Me By
  • Why Don't We Do It In The Road
  • I Will
  • Julia
  • Birthday
  • Yer Blues
  • Mother Nature's Son
  • Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
  • Sexy Sadie
  • Helter Skelter
  • Long, Long, Long
  • Revolution
  • Honey Pie
  • Savoy Truffle
  • Cry Baby Cry
  • Can You take Me Back
  • Revolution 9
  • Good Night

  • Beatles

    Find out how the lyrics to Sexy Sadie by the Beatles came to be written.


    Beatles Album: The Beatles AKA The White Album : Track 22

    Year: 1968

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 3.15

    The Beatles Sexy Sadie song was written by John about the Maharishi who had made a sexual approch on the actress Mia Farrow during the Beatles time at the academy of meditation in Rishikesh in India. This understandingly led to John having less trust in the Maharishi and considering him to be a phony who had been fooling everyone.

    John lennon was unable to use the Maharishi's name in the song for fear of being sued and so changed the name of the lead character to Sexy Sadie. On the demo recordings of the song he had less fear, and on these recordings he lays into the Maharishi with a vengence.

    On top of the approach that the Maharishi has made on Mia, it was also being rumoured that he was only really interested in the Beatles to further his own fame and to make money. Whether or not these stories were true or not, the Beatles decided that it was time to end their time studying with him at Rishikesh and returned home from England.

    Individual Beatles role on sexy sadie

    John Lennon: Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Acoustic guitar, Rhythm guitar, Organ

    Paul McCartney: Backing Vocals, Bass guitar, Piano

    George Harrison: Backing Vocals, Lead guitar

    Ringo Starr: Drums, Tambourine

    Popular Beatles songs
  • Every Little Thing by the Beatles
  • Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby by the Beatles
  • Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey by the Beatles
  • Please Please Me | With The Beatles | Beatles For Sale | A Hard Days Night | Help | Rubber Soul | Revolver | Sgt Pepper | Yellow Submarine | The Beatles | Abbey Road | Let It Be | Beatles Singles

    Copyright 2006 - 2023 Behind the Beatles Lyrics