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Baby You're a Rich Man
The Beatles
Genre Psychedelic Rock
Written by Lennon/McCartney
Released July 7, 1967
Album Magical Mystery Tour
Also featured on Single (All You Need Is Love)
Recorded May 11, 1967
Length 03:03
Label Parlophone
Producer George Martin
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Baby You're a Rich Man is a song by The Beatles, credited Lennon/McCartney. It was recorded on 11 May 1967 at Olympic Sound Studios. This was the first song the Beatles recorded and mixed completely outside Abbey Road Studios. The song was recorded during sessions for the Magical Mystery Tour EP, but was intended for the Yellow Submarine soundtrack. That plan changed when it was used as the B-side to the 'All You Need Is Love' single. The unusual oboe-like sound was created with a clavioline.

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]

How does it feel to be

One of the beautiful people

Now that you know who you are

What do you want to be

And have you traveled very far?

Far as the eye can see


[Verse 2]

How does it feel to be

One of the beautiful people

How often have you been there

Often enough to know

What did you see when you were there

Nothing that doesn't show


[Chorus]

Baby you're a rich man

Baby you're a rich man

Baby you're a rich man, too

You keep all your money in a big brown bag inside a zoo

What a thing to do

Baby you're a rich man

Baby you're a rich man

Baby you're a rich man, too


[Verse 3]

How does it feel to be

One of the beautiful people

Tuned to a natural E

Happy to be that way

Now that you've found another key

What are you going to play


[Chorus]

Baby you're a rich man

Baby you're a rich man

Baby you're a rich man, too

You keep all your money in a big brown bag inside a zoo

What a thing to do


[Outro]

Baby, baby, you're a rich man

Baby you're a rich man

Baby you're a rich man, too (oh)

Baby you're a rich man

Baby you're a rich man (baby)

Baby you're a rich man, too

Baby you're a rich man

Baby you're a rich man

Baby you're a rich man, too

Credits[]

Note: Mick Jagger was present during the recording session, and his name appears on a session tape box, possibly indicating that Jagger sang backing vocals on the song.

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