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The Beatles — Only A Northern Song
Album: Yellow Submarine
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Released: 1969
Length: 3:18
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If you're listening to this song
You may think the chords are going wrong
But they're not
He just wrote it like that

When you're listening late at night
You may think the band are not quite right
But they are
They just play it like that

It doesn't really matter what chords I play
What words I say or time of day it is
As it's only a Northern song

It doesn't really matter what clothes I wear
Or how I fare or if my hair is brown
When it's only a Northern song

If you think the harmony
Is a little dark and out of key
You're correct
There's nobody there

And I told you there's no one there
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This is a contractual obligation song. It is not ment to be good, but yet it is. It's a parody. 10 says me.
 

Relatively recent addition to the playlist for a Beatles tune.
Not my favorite either.
this is absolute scrap!
The worst Beatles song is still better than 90% of the music I end up hearing during any given week.
 Otomi wrote:
I've always loved this song, and the accompanying animation in the movie is a materpiece of psychedelic art.

 
Yep-yep....well said!!

 

I've always loved this song, and the accompanying animation in the movie is a masterpiece of psychedelic art.

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Clearly an attempt to harness and hybridize the sounds of the likes of Tomorrow Never Knows and I Am the Walrus and such, with a bit of existential Zen for good measure. One of the few inarguable Beatle duds. For archives and true fan interest only. Sorry, George. Sounds like the byproduct of some wicked 3 a.m. weed. 
 

This truly is bad.  


 gjr wrote:
ok - its not exactly "while my guitar gently weeps" or "something" but - hey - has anyone ever listened to the filler on some of the other thousands of albums that came out in the '60's?

 
True
Really was hoping to hear the opening riff of Chest Fever by The Band.
ok - its not exactly "while my guitar gently weeps" or "something" but - hey - has anyone ever listened to the filler on some of the other thousands of albums that came out in the '60's?
I can't say I'd want to hear this one very often, but it was fun this time!
 MJMJ wrote:
Worst. Beatles. Song. Ever.



 
Hard to decide between this and "Revolution 9" off of "The White Album" but I'm going with "Revolution 9" because of the 8:22 running time.
 MJMJ wrote:
Worst. Beatles. Song. Ever.



 
If this were a Rolling Stones song, rdo/h8rhater would tell you that it was a masterpiece. But it's not. 
 MJMJ wrote:
Worst. Beatles. Song. Ever.



 
If you're listening to this song
You may think the chords are going wrong
But they're not
He just wrote it like that
A fun silly little ditty
Worst. Beatles. Song. Ever.