Penny Lane Lyrics by The Beatles


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Penny Lane Lyrics
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In 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 mack
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 hourglass
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.
A four 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 tho' 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.


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

Penny Lane Info:

• The song was written by Paul McCartney, recorded during the Sgt. Pepper sessions, and released in February 1967

• McCartney & Lennon would meet at Penny Lane junction to catch a bus into the centre of the city

• On January 17th, 1967, professional classical trumpeter David Mason recorded the piccolo trumpet solo.

• Although the song climbed to #1 on the US charts it peaked at #2 on the UK charts




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