Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: January 19, 20
                    February 3, 10, 22  1967
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Released: June 1 1967 (UK),  June 2 1967 (US)

Available on:
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Anthology 2

John Lennon: vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
Paul McCartney: vocals, piano, bass
George Harrison: maracas
Ringo Starr: drums, bongos
George Martin: harmonium


[G]I read the [Bm]news today oh [Em]boy[Em7]
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph.
He blew his mind out in a car
He didn’t notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They’d seen his face before
Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords.

I saw a film today oh boy
The English army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away
But I just had to look having read the book.
I’d love to turn you on.

Woke up, fell out of bed,
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup,
And looking up I noticed I was late.
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in second flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke,
Somebody spoke and I went into a dream

I read the news today oh boy.
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
I’d love to turn you on.