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 the songs on the Abbey Road album can be navigated from below.
Beatles Album: Abbey Road : Track 10
Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney
The Beatles Sun King lyrics were by John Lennon, and make up part of the half completed songs that Paul put together to form a medley on Abbey Road.
John describes the song being written following a dream that he had about the sun king (thought to be Louis the XIV) throwing a party.
The sun king song includes simple excerpts of Mediterranean languages at the end of it, and was originally going to be called Los paranoias. The los Paranoias song is available separately on the Beatles Anthology album.
For the sun king song John double tracks himself on lead vocals and does harmony vocals with Paul.
John Lennon: Vocals, Lead guitar, Maraccas
Paul McCartney: Bass guitar, Harmonium
George Harrison: Lead guitar
Ringo Starr: Drums, Bongos
George Martin: Organ