The Beatles -- ‘Good Morning Good Morning’

Good Morning Good Morning (2.42)

John Lennon: Double-tracked lead vocal, rhythm guitar; Paul McCartney: Backing vocal, lead guitar, bass guitar; George Harrison: Backing vocal, lead guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums, tambourine; Trombone: John Lee; Saxophone: Barrie Cameron, David Glyde, Alan Holmes; French horn: Unknown player

The title for this song came from a Kellogg’s Corn Flakes TV commercial, and the lyrics contain a reference to the sixties sitcom ‘Meet The Wife’, starring Thora Hird and Freddie Frinton.

The episode that John watched was on the 12th December 1966, and described Thora Hird’s frantic attempts to get some last-minute Christmas shopping done. This is presumably where the lines “People running round, it’s five o’clock/Everywhere in town is getting dark/Everyone you see is full of life, It’s time for tea and ‘Meet The Wife’” came from.

George Martin suggested that it was an ironic, “not to say sarcastic look at the suburban lifestyle. It’s lyric made sharp little digs at the whole suburban deal: ‘Everybody knows there’s nothing doing/Everything is closed it’s like a …

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