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THE BLUE ALBUM (1967-1970)
CD1

1973 - Apple

1. Strawberry Fields for ever (Lennon/McCartney)
2. Penny Lane (Lennon/McCartney)
3. Sgt Pepper's lonely hearts club band (Lennon/McCartney)
4. With a little help from my friends (Lennon/McCartney)
5. Lucy in the sky with diamonds (Lennon/McCartney)
6. A day in the life (Lennon/McCartney)
7. All you need is love (Lennon/McCartney)
8. I am the walrus (Lennon/McCartney)
9. Hello goodbye (Lennon/McCartney)
10. The fool on the hill (Lennon/McCartney)
11. Magical mystery tour (Lennon/McCartney)
12. Lady Madonna (Lennon/McCartney)
13. Hey Jude (Lennon/McCartney)
14. Revolution (Lennon/McCartney)

1. STRAWBERRY FIELDS
(Lennon/McCartney)

Let me take you down, 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real, and nothing to get hung about,
Strawberry Fields forever.

Living is easy with eyes closed misunderstanding all you see
It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out
It doesn't matter much to me.

No one I think is in my tree
I mean it must be high or low
That is you can't you know tune in but it's all right
that is I think it's not too bad.

Always, no sometimes, think it's me
But you know I know when it's a dream
I think, er, no, I mean, er, yes but it's all wrong
That is I think I disagree.


2. PENNY LANE
(Lennon/McCartney)

Penny Lane there is a barber showing photographs
Of every head he's had the pleasure to know
And all the people that come and go stop and say hello.

On the corner is a banker with a motorcar
The little children laugh at him behind his back
And the banker never wears a mac in the pouring rain, very strange.

Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes
There beneath the blue suburban skies
I sit, and meanwhile back

In Penny Lane there is a fireman with an hour glass
And in his pocket is a portrait of the Queen
He likes to keep his fire engine clean, it's a clean machine.

Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes
Full of fish and finger pies in summer, meanwhile back.

Behind the shelter in the middle of a roundabout
The pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray
And though she feels as if she's in a play
She is anyway.

In Penny Lane the barber shaves another customer
We see the banker sitting waiting for a trim
And then the fireman rushes in from the pouring rain, very strange.


3. SERGEANT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
(Lennon/McCartney)

It was twenty years ago today,
Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play
They been going in and out of style
But they're guaranteed to raise a smile
So may I introduce to you
The act you've known for all these years,
Sgt Pepper's lonely hearts club band.

We're Sgt Pepper's lonely hearts club band

We hope you will enjoy the show.
We're Sgt Pepper's lonely hearts club band
Sit back and let the evening go.

Sgt Pepper's lonely, Sgt Pepper's lonely,
Sgt Pepper's lonely hearts club band.

It's wonderful to be here
It's certainly a thrill.
You're such a lovely audience
we'd like to take you home with us
we'd love to take you home !

I don't really want to stop the show
But I thought you might like to know
That the singer's going to sing a song
And he wants you all to sing along
So let me introduce to you
The one and only Billy Shears,
And Sgt Pepper's lonely hearts club band !

(Billy Shears !)


4. WITH A LITTLE HELP OF MY FRIENDS
(Lennon/McCartney)

What would you do if I sang out a tune
Would you stand up and walk out on me ?
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song
And I'll try not to sing out of key, oh

I get by with a little help from my friends
I get high with a little help from my friends
Going to try with a little help from my friends.

What do I do when my love is away ?
(Does it worry you to be alone ?)
How do I feel at the end of the day ?
(Are you sad because you're on your own ?)

Do you need anybody ?
I need somebody to love .
Could it be anybody ?
I want somebody to love.

Would you believe in a love at first sight ?
Yes I'm certain that it happens all the time.
What do you see when you turn out the light
I can't tell but I know it's mine.


5. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS
(Lennon/McCartney)

Picture yourself in a boat on a river, with tangerine trees, and marmalade sky,
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly, a girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green, towering over your head.
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes and she's gone.

Lucy in the sky with diamonds,
Lucy in the sky with diamonds,
Lucy in the sky with diamonds, ah !

Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies.
Ev'ryone smiles as you drift past the flowers, that grow so incredibly high.

Newspaper taxis appear on the shore, waiting to take you away.
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds and you're gone.

Picture yourself on a train in a station,
With plasticine porters with looking glass ties.
Suddenly someone is there at the turnstile,
The girl with kaleidoscope eyes.


6. A DAY IN THE LIFE
(Lennon/McCartney)

I read the news today oh boy
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 a coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
And 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 where 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.


7. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
(Lennon/McCartney)

There's nothing you can do that can't be done
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung
Nothing you can say, but you can learn how to play the game,
It's easy.

Nothing you can make that can't be made
No one you can save that can't be saved
Nothing you can do, but you can learn how to feel in time,
It's easy.

All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.

There's nothing you can know that isn't known
Nothing you can see that isn't shown
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be,
It's easy.


8. I AM THE WALRUS
(Lennon/McCartney)

I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together
See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly
I'm crying.
Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come
Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday
Man, you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long.

I am the eggman, they are the eggmen
I am the walrus goo goo g'joob.

Mister City P'liceman sitting pretty little p'licemen in a row
See how they fly like Lucy in the Sky, see how they run
I'm crying.

Yellow matter custard dripping from a dead dog's eye
Crab a locker fishwife, pornographic priestess
Boy, you been a naughty girl you let your knickers down

I am the eggman, they are the eggmen
I am the walrus goo goo g'joob.

Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun
If the sun don't come, you get a tan from standing in the English rain

I am the eggman, they are the eggmen
I am the walrus goo goo g'joob

Expert textpert choking smokers
Don't you think the joker laughs at you
See how they smile like pigs in a sty, see how they snied
I'm crying.

Semolina pilchard climbing up the Eiffel Tower
Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna
Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Alan Poe

I am the eggman, they are the eggmen
I am the walrus goo goo g'joob


9. HELLO GOODBYE
(Lennon/McCartney)

You say yes, I say no,
You say stop and I say go go go.

Oh no
You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello hello
I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello
Hello hello
I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello

I say high, you say low
You say why, and I say I don't know oh no
You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello Hello
I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello
Hello hello
I don't know why you say goodbye
I say hello.

Hello hello
I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello.


10. THE FOOL ON THE HILL
(Lennon/McCartney)

Day after day, alone on a hill, The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still
But nobody wants to know him, they can see that he's just a fool
And he never gives an answer
But the fool on the hill sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head, see the world spinning round.

Well on the way, head in a cloud,
The man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud
But nobody ever hears him or the sound he appears to make
And he never seems to notice
But the fool on the hill sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head, see the world spinning round.

And nobody seems to like him
they can tell what he wants to do
And he never shows his feelings
But the fool on the hill sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head, see the world spinning round.

He never listens to them, he knows that they're the fool
They don't like him
The fool on the hill sees the sun going down
And the eyes in his head, see the world spinning round.


11. MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
(Lennon/McCartney)

Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour.
Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour.

Roll up (and that's an invitation)
Roll up for the mystery tour.

Roll up (to make a reservation)
Roll up for the mystery tour.

The magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away,
Waiting to take you away.

Roll up (we've got everything you need)
Roll up for the mystery tour.

Roll up (satisfaction guaranteed)
Roll up for the mystery tour.

I've got an invitation
To make a reservation.

The magical mystery tour is dying to take you away
Dying to take you away, take you today.


12. LADY MADONNA
(Lennon/McCartney)

Lady Madonna, children at your feet
Wonder how you manage to make ends meet
Who finds the money when you pay the rent
Did you think that money was heaven sent ?

Friday night arrives without a suitcase
Sunday morning creeping like a nun
Monday's child has learned to tie his bootlace
See how they run !

Lady Madonna, baby at your breast
Wonders how you manage to feed the rest
See how they run.

Lady Madonna lying on the bed
Listen to the music playing in your head.

Tuesday afternoon is never ending
Wednesday morning papers didn't come
Thursday night you stocking needed mending
See how they run.

Lady Madonna, children at your feet
Wonder how you manage to make ends meet.


13. HEY JUDE
(Lennon/McCartney)

Hey Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better.

Hey Jude, don't be afraid
You were made to go out and get her
The minute you let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better.

And any time you feel the pain
Hey Jude, refrain, don't carry the world upon your shoulder
For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder.

Hey Jude, don't let me down
You have found her now go and get her
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better.

So let it out and let it in
Hey Jude, begin, you're waiting for someone to perform with
And don't you know that it's just you
Hey Jude you'll do
The movement you need is on your shoulder.


14. REVOLUTION
(Lennon/McCartney)

You say you want a revolution, well you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution, well you know
We all want to change the world

But when you talk about destruction
Don't you know that you can count me out
Don't you know it's gonna be alright
Alright, alright

You say you got a real solution, well you know
We'd all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution, well you know
We're doing what we can

But when you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell you is brother you have to wait
Don't you know it's gonna be alright
Alright, alright

You say you'll change the constitution, well you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it's the institution, well you know
You better free your mind instead

But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow
Don't you know know it's gonna be alright
Alright, alright


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