Written by: Harrison
Recorded: 13, 14 February; 20 April 1967
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Released: 17 January 1969 (UK)

Available on:
Yellow Submarine
Anthology 2
Yellow Submarine Songtrack


George Harrison: vocals, organ
John Lennon: piano, glockenspiel
Paul McCartney: bass, trumpet
Ringo Starr: drums

If you’re listening to this song
You may think the chords are going wrong.
But they’re not.
He just wrote it like that.

When you’re list’ning late at night,
You may think the bands are not quite right.
But they are.
They just play it like that.

It doesn’t really matter what chords I play,
What words I say or time of day it is,
As it’s only a Northern Song.

It doesn’t really matter what clothes I wear
Or how I fare or if my hair is brown,
When it’s only a Northern Song.

If you think the harmony
Is a little dark and out of key,
You’re correct,
There’s nobody there.

And I told you there’s no one there.