The Beatles -- ‘You Never Give Me Your Money’

You Never Give Me Your Money (4.02)

Paul McCartney: Lead vocal, backing vocal, bass guitar, piano, wind chimes; John Lennon: Backing vocal, lead guitar; George Harrison: Rhythm guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums, tambourine;

“This was directly lambasting Allen Klein’s attitude to us,” said Paul. “No money, just funny paper, all promises and it never works out. It’s basically a song about having no faith in the person.” George complained: “All we get is bits of paper saying how much we’ve earned and what this and that is but we never actually get it in pounds, shillings and pence. We’ve all got a big house and a car and an office, but to actually get the money we’ve earned seems impossible.”

It includes a little line about buckling up and roaring off around the country: “Soon we’ll be away from here, Step on the gas and wipe that tear away” – a sentiment that Paul was to repeat many times in the coming months (…have a listen to ‘Two Of …

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