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The Beatles — Sexy Sadie
Album: White Album
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Released: 1968
Length: 3:07
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Sexy Sadie, what have you done?
You made a fool of everyone
You made a fool of everyone (wa wa wa wa wa wa wa wa)
Sexy Sadie (wa wa wa wa), oh, what have you done? (wa wa wa wa)

(Wa wa wa wa)
Sexy Sadie (wa wa wa wa wa wa wa), you broke the rules
You laid it down for all to see
You laid it down for all to see (see see see see see see see see)
Sexy Sadie (see see see see), oh, you broke the rules (see see see see)

(Sexy Sadie, oh) One sunny day the world was waiting for a lover
She came along to turn on everyone
Sexy Sadie (sexy Sadie)
The greatest (she's the greatest) of them all (wa wa wa wa wa wa wa wa)

Sexy Sadie, how did you know
The world was waiting just for you?
The world was waiting just for you (wa wa wa wa wa wa wa wa)
Sexy Sadie (wa wa wa wa), oh, how did you know? (wa wa wa wa)

(Wa wa wa wa)
Sexy Sadie (wa wa wa wa wa wa waa), you'll get yours yet
However big you think you are
However big you think you are (wa wa wa wa wa wa wa wa)
Sexy Sadie (wa wa wa wa), oh, you'll get yours yet (wa wa wa)

(Sexy Sadie) We gave her everything we owned just to sit at her table
Just a smile would lighten everything
Sexy Sadie (sexy Sadie)
She's the latest and the greatest (she's the greatest) of them all
(Sexy Sadie)
(She's the latest and the greatest of them all)

Woo

She made a fool of everyone
Sexy Sadie (Sexy Sadie)

However big you think you are
Sexy Sadie (Sexy Sadie)
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Hidden messages in plain sight were often in J,P&G songs.  I liked the quiet Blackbird song which most don't like but later learned that it was Paul's comment on our black& white racial problems of the time, that was a lightbulb awakening for me.
Love this one, and I like to read all the comments here.

The album contains so many great songs. Anyone mentionerd already "Everybody's got something to hide except me and my monkey" ? Imagine you would go to your manager and tell him about your new song with such a title

John, you are the greatest of them all ...
And to think this started out as a biting musical critique of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi when John learned about his alleged exploitation of young women. It was George who told him, well, maybe it's a good idea to replace the word Maharishi with something less obvious, like Sexy Sadie, for instance. 
 Emwolb wrote:
A few weeks ag, i made my 16 year old daughter sit thru Revolution #9 ... she hasn't looked at me the same since (tho she told me later she thought it was cool)
 
Everybody in my hotel room loves this song, and the double album this song and the Revolution #9 flashback are from!
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
when I was in high school, having dinner with the family, I expounded on how profound the Beatles' music was, how insightful, how intelligent, and my dad belts out "Why don't we d-do it in the ro-o-oad?"
 
Ha ha! Our HS vocal music teacher in the day said that the Beatles were good musicians and songwriters, which of course made us all wonder about their creds. I mean he was *old*—probably 40 or so. Guess he had the last laugh. R.I.P., Mr Larson.
I love that piano. It seems like a throwaway for The Beatles, but then even their throwaways showed occasional brilliance.
 1wolfy wrote:
 you become naked  kcar wrote:

My mom reacted the same way to "Happiness is a Warm Gun":

When I hold you in my arms (Oo-oo oh yeah)
And I feel my finger on your trigger (Oo-oo oh yeah)
I know no one can do me no harm

Pretty tame compared to gangsta rap, but back in the suburban 70s just...dangerous.    

 {#Roflol}
 
The piano is very cool. Was it mixed to stand out? I know so little of recording tricks. 

6/3/15 edit: overwhelming urge to hear the next track on the side, "Helter Skelter"....

 
 
when I was in high school, having dinner with the family, I expounded on how profound the Beatles' music was, how insightful, how intelligent, and my dad belts out "Why don't we d-do it in the ro-o-oad?"
listened to the white album yesterday for the first time in a couple of years

really like this song

{#Music}
The song probably isn't one of their best but the performance and production make up for it - amazing piano, bass, drums - it all works!
 alexpohlenz wrote:
There´s to much Beatles in this wonderful station!

 
it is perfect ´bout Beatles in this wonderful station !
 
There´s to much Beatles in this wonderful station!
{#Sunny}
One of the few Beatles songs i have not tired of...
 Dazzerb wrote:
awful music.  PSD.

 
not awful, I for example didn't give it a 10, I dialed all the way down to 9
 Dazzerb wrote:
awful music.  PSD.

 
You've made a fool of everyone.
awful music.  PSD.
Always good to hear Lennon's voice.
 you become naked  kcar wrote:

My mom reacted the same way to "Happiness is a Warm Gun":

When I hold you in my arms (Oo-oo oh yeah)
And I feel my finger on your trigger (Oo-oo oh yeah)
I know no one can do me no harm

Pretty tame compared to gangsta rap, but back in the suburban 70s just...dangerous.    

 {#Roflol}
 
The piano is very cool. Was it mixed to stand out? I know so little of recording tricks. 

6/3/15 edit: overwhelming urge to hear the next track on the side, "Helter Skelter"....

 

 Lazarus wrote:
marvelous song...  love it...  love every song on this album...

 
A few weeks ag, i made my 16 year old daughter sit thru Revolution #9 ... she hasn't looked at me the same since (tho she told me later she thought it was cool)
Love the freaky bass Paul lays on here, the keys, the trippy lyrics, John's whacky manic jumps into the realm he loved to tease us from
 unclehud wrote:
My parents freaked when they heard these lyrics.  Whatever good will the Beatles had earned in their minds, probably only in contrast to those digusting Rolling Stones, was gone for years.

 
My mom reacted the same way to "Happiness is a Warm Gun":

When I hold you in my arms (Oo-oo oh yeah)
And I feel my finger on your trigger (Oo-oo oh yeah)
I know no one can do me no harm

Pretty tame compared to gangsta rap, but back in the suburban 70s just...dangerous.    

 {#Roflol}
 
The piano is very cool. Was it mixed to stand out? I know so little of recording tricks. 

6/3/15 edit: overwhelming urge to hear the next track on the side, "Helter Skelter"....
What a blatant rip of Karma Police.

I hope Radiohead sue these guys for everything Klein owns. 
I still miss John.  {#Meditate}  I actually bought a sepia picture of him yesterday afternoon.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
He wrote it about (his disillusionment with) the fella in the middle:

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Thought bubble for Ringo: "I'll say I have to use the lavatory, then it's off to pub".
 
Yes, the story is that the song was originally titled "Maharishi."  Swap it out and there it all fits. 

I read once where Lennon was actually writing about the Hindu religion in India in this song from his experience there in 1968.

The whole of the concept appearing sexy until they actually peeled back the layers into the deeper meaning and discovered something quite different and apparently disappointing.   


 johnjconn wrote:
Never sure what Lennon was thinking on this song.
Back in the day, I knew a girl named Sadie , she was a dog.
I mean road kill ugly.
No one would label her sexy.

 
Too bad she walked out on you.
marvelous song...  love it...  love every song on this album...

We be dancing...  love it...
 

bingo...  love it...
 

Everybody situated between my computer chair and monitor still love this song, though they're a little tired of some of the other songs on this brilliant double album.



Everybody in my church loves this song, and the whole double album...
 
 johnjconn wrote:
Never sure what Lennon was thinking on this song.
 
He wrote it about (his disillusionment with) the fella in the middle:

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Thought bubble for Ringo: "I'll say I have to use the lavatory, then it's off to pub".



 johnjconn wrote:
Never sure what Lennon was thinking on this song.
Back in the day, I knew a girl named Sadie , she was a dog.
I mean road kill ugly.
No one would label her sexy.
 
Same here. You know how you have one pet that stands out above all others during your lifetime? Well Sadie was a crazy Basset Hound that was always by my side for virtually all of my childhood into early adulthood. What a great dog, I hope she is rolling in poop in the great cow field in the sky.
not to my taste but know I'm in the minority forever with these guys lol!
 Stranglersfan wrote:
This entire album is a 9 to me!
 
As in "without 'Revolution 9,' it might be a 10!"?  (Couldn't resist that one.)  "Sexy Sadie" is a trifle to me, along with "Rocky Raccoon" and "Wild Honey Pie."  All the same, I listen to albums the whole way through, and despite my best efforts, I didn't wear out my copy of the White Album. 
I remember visiting my cousin who had JUST brought this home, still wrapped...we opened it, looked at the notes, put it on the big console turntable (record palyer in those days) and were just blown away...ah, them wer't days.
LOVE IT...WHATEVER...SO SUE ME...CALABASH SHRIMPS
Beatles4ever


This song is soooo sexy...  love it...

 
yeeeeeeeeesssssssssssss!!
This entire album is a 9 to me!


marvelous...  love it...

 
 johnjconn wrote:
Never sure what Lennon was thinking on this song.
Back in the day, I knew a girl named Sadie , she was a dog.
I mean road kill ugly.
No one would label her sexy.
 
well I once know a completely ugly dolt called john, I wonder if all johns are the same....{#Moon}
 srose96 wrote:


it just became even greater ..
 


This song is awesome...  love it...

 
Pure goodness
 romeotuma wrote:


what a great song...  love it...

 
 



it just became even greater ..
My parents freaked when they heard these lyrics.  Whatever good will the Beatles had earned in their minds, probably only in contrast to those digusting Rolling Stones, was gone for years.
Midreaming may just be trying to stir the pot, or it may be her honest opinion about corporate boy band, and all she posted.

It doesn't mean we have to berate her, although we know Sexy Sadie is a unique masterpiece in it's own right, not to mention everything the Beatles contributed, pioneered, etc.

Most amazing band ever IMHO.
 midreaming wrote:

So much blah blah blah over a corporate boy band - band. Just paste your dancing bananas and move on.. there's better stuff to waste time and words on.  ...blAH blAHblAH blah blah blah .. blah.. artsy schmartsy. ‘can't even believe Van Gogh got mentioned anywhere near a Beatles song.. (shiv-v-v-ver-r-rr-rr) Kinkade and Barry Manilow fit pretty well though.. so you know.. I mean hats off for that I guess..


 

{#Lol}F - A - I - L
Thank you!!! you laid it down for all to see.


Everyone in my hotel room loves this song!

 
 midreaming wrote:

So much blah blah blah over a corporate boy band - band. Just paste your dancing bananas and move on.. there's better stuff to waste time and words on.  ...blAH blAHblAH blah blah blah .. blah.. artsy schmartsy. ‘can't even believe Van Gogh got mentioned anywhere near a Beatles song.. (shiv-v-v-ver-r-rr-rr) Kinkade and Barry Manilow fit pretty well though.. so you know.. I mean hats off for that I guess..


 
Feel mostly very sad for you young laddie. 



classic Lennon...  love it...


 midreaming wrote:

So much blah blah blah over a corporate boy band - band. Just paste your dancing bananas and move on.. there's better stuff to waste time and words on.  ...blAH blAHblAH blah blah blah .. blah.. artsy schmartsy. ‘can't even believe Van Gogh got mentioned anywhere near a Beatles song.. (shiv-v-v-ver-r-rr-rr) Kinkade and Barry Manilow fit pretty well though.. so you know.. I mean hats off for that I guess..


 


This was pretty topical at the time. TM was big and Beatles had gone to India to sit at the lotus feet, (so to speak), only to be disappointed. I remember the shock when folks realized that Sexy Sadie was actually the Maharishi. Blah, blah, blah to you, perhaps—but certainly not to that generation.
"This is what you get
This is what you get
This is what you get
When you messss with us...." 



what a great song...  love it...

 
this morning has restored my faith in RP, a faith never completely failed.

So much blah blah blah over a corporate boy band - band. Just paste your dancing bananas and move on.. there's better stuff to waste time and words on.  ...blAH blAHblAH blah blah blah .. blah.. artsy schmartsy. ‘can't even believe Van Gogh got mentioned anywhere near a Beatles song.. (shiv-v-v-ver-r-rr-rr) Kinkade and Barry Manilow fit pretty well though.. so you know.. I mean hats off for that I guess..


 Rooney wrote:


It's called artistry.  You go beyond the personal to make it the universal.  You make it everyone's experience, not just your own.  It's what good writing and composing on all levels of creativity is.  Might even apply to the fine arts as well.   {#Group-hug}
 
Well, that's one explanation of "artistry", but not one I adhere to.  One cannot make Art "universal" or "everyone's experience"; any attempt to do so would corrupt the innate purpose of it.  There can be a marked difference between "Art" and "craft".  If one makes a creative work which listeners, viewers, or readers can appreciate and/or relate to, then they have succeeded on that level, but that is not the ultimate responsibility of the artist.  Barry Manilow has more universal appeal and recognition than Nick Drake does, and Thomas Kinkade probably has more of those things than Vincent Van Gogh does (certainly within their respective lifetimes).  It is the job of an artist to work from the personal - technique and style are vehicles for that. 
I think I know part of what you're getting at though: this is a relatively "lesser-played" tune from The Beatles, and millions of people enjoy it - regardless of whether or not its inspiration came from an angry, personal memory of John Lennon's.

 james_of_tucson wrote:

In his personal letters and private interviews, you find that he was a gentleman, who knew how to choose his fights. 
It's not that he "had to" change the lyrics for fear of litigation, it's that he knew how to use the inspiration engendered by a negative experience to make something positive and enduring.  John Lennon thought a great deal about this kind of thing, and walked the walk.

 

It's called artistry.  You go beyond the personal to make it the universal.  You make it everyone's experience, not just your own.  It's what good writing and composing on all levels of creativity is.  Might even apply to the fine arts as well.   {#Group-hug}
 james_of_tucson wrote:

In his personal letters and private interviews, you find that he was a gentleman, who knew how to choose his fights. 
It's not that he "had to" change the lyrics for fear of litigation, it's that he knew how to use the inspiration engendered by a negative experience to make something positive and enduring.  John Lennon thought a great deal about this kind of thing, and walked the walk.

 
Bravo

I miss the Lennon element...period.
 Ha Ha
sirdroseph wrote:
This song always reminds me of my childhood doggie, a lovable Basset Hound named of course, Sadie. My therapist says not to worry about it though.
 


 ksb wrote:
I always thought this was about Marilyn Monroe. And why would Lennon change words to avoid a lawsuit from (even a false) guru? Sounds like folklore to me... Edited By ksb at 10:55 pm on 5/19/2003
 
In his personal letters and private interviews, you find that he was a gentleman, who knew how to choose his fights. 
It's not that he "had to" change the lyrics for fear of litigation, it's that he knew how to use the inspiration engendered by a negative experience to make something positive and enduring.  John Lennon thought a great deal about this kind of thing, and walked the walk.

In the movie "Across the Universe," Sadie is really sexie!


This is such a great song...

Lennon originally wanted to title the song "Maharishi", but the Beatles changed the title to "Sexy Sadie" at George Harrison's request. Lennon was disillusioned after Maharishi Mahesh Yogi had allegedly made a sexual advance at one of the female members attending the course Maharishi was teaching at his ashram. (Harrison, Paul McCartney, and Cynthia Lennon later said that they thought the story, which had come from Alexis Mardas, had been fabricated.) Lennon once said of the song: "That was inspired by Maharishi. I wrote it when we had our bags packed and were leaving. It was the last piece I wrote before I left India. I just called him, 'Sexy Sadie,' instead of (sings) 'Maharishi what have you done, you made a fool...' I was just using the situation to write a song, rather calculatingly but also to express what I felt. I was leaving the Maharishi with a bad taste. You know, it seems that my partings are always not as nice as I'd like them to be."

 

 westslope wrote:
The Beatles suggested boundaries for a social and cultural period that needed them.  Yet one more reason why the band members were so great.
 
Wow. This is one of the most insightful comments I've seen about the Beatles, here or anywhere.

How interesting to consider that they were the soundtrack to so much debauchery, yet not really feeding it at all, unlike say the Stones with their Stray Cat Blues and such. The Lads really did have a moral center, expressed each in his own way—George gently, John angrily, &tc. More power to that.

"you made a fool of everyone........"

great tune.  period

Not one of the Beatles better moments.........




 
federico wrote:

come on! it cannot be better than coldplay, porcupine tree etc. 

 

oh no you didn't ~ LOL WTF



This is truly a great song...  love it...


Woody betrayed Mia a lot more than Sadie. Who will write a song about his malfeasance...or Roamin' Polanski's?

 
top20 wrote:
A quick google around reveals that Mia (and not her sister Prudence) was the lady behind the controversy ... except that nothing much really happened:
One day the Maharishi invited her to meditate with him, alone in his cave-like meditation room in the basement of his
bungalow. When they finished, and were standing up in the darkness, he wrapped his "hairy arms" around her in an embrace.
The whole episode was blown up by a chap called Alex Mardis who wanted to drive a wedge between the Beatles and the Maharishi. Enjoy your googling to fill in the details.
 



fantastic...


 lemmoth wrote:


Huh???
 
Yes, sir, i like the modern ones!!  (Live Performances)

This song always reminds me of my childhood doggie, a lovable Basset Hound named of course, Sadie. My therapist says not to worry about it though.
 helgigermany wrote:
Very nice tune!! But when i see the old live performances of them...?!! I cant stand that! Really bad!
 

Huh???
Very nice tune!! But when i see the old live performances of them...?!! I cant stand that! Really bad!
shawshank wrote:
I knew a sexy sally.

And now...she's crossing America, chasing the sun in her motorhome....in comfy slacks



love it...


 On_The_Beach wrote:

I think the "disjointed" quality was part of the appeal. 30 wildly different tracks that clearly were not part of a "concept album". Offhand I can only think of 3 of the 30 tracks that weren't up to par; that's a pretty good average! The 4 Beatles were each doing their own thing at this point, which resulted in the crazy grab-bag that is the White Album. My personal fave by the Fab 4.

 
Agreed. It was the individual talent that shone through.  There were only a few that I don't care for.  Looking back, you can see the beginning of the end in this album.  Can't say it's my favorite, but it's right up there.

 George_Tirebiter wrote:
The Maharishi lampooned!  LOL - every time it's played.  One of the best cuts from a somewhat disjointed album.
 
I think the "disjointed" quality was part of the appeal. 30 wildly different tracks that clearly were not part of a "concept album". Offhand I can only think of 3 of the 30 tracks that weren't up to par; that's a pretty good average! The 4 Beatles were each doing their own thing at this point, which resulted in the crazy grab-bag that is the White Album. My personal fave by the Fab 4.

 romeotuma wrote:


Yeah, Lennon wrote this about Maharishi... they got disillusioned about him for a number of reasons...
 

This song is soooo good for the ears...


 shawshank wrote:
I knew a sexy sally.
 
OMG!  Me Too!

In 1962, that is.

Sigh.....

Godlike. 
The Maharishi lampooned!  LOL - every time it's played.  One of the best cuts from a somehwat disjointed album.  {#Music}
Listen to the bass line on this . . .brilliant!


love it love it love it...


I knew a sexy sally.


This song is so good for the ears...




I wanted to post to this song while it was playing and say I love it, but I was in the thick of washing a woman's feet when the song played... sorry I am late...  I love this song...


You did not want to cross dear John; he'd write a seering song against you that would last forever.
The ultimate revenge.
Here they are both long dead and yet their encounter lives on.
 songbirdfemme wrote:


Are you talking about Quiche LaPoodle!! ? So THATS where she went!

Bingo-licous, that was the sub reference!


 jedley wrote:
7.8 average rating?? wtf? this is an 11 !!!!
 
come on! it cannot be better than coldplay, porcupine tree etc. 

7.8 average rating?? wtf? this is an 11 !!!!


Love it...


Working class and yet so very prudish.

Prudishness I happen to agree with, and practice the odd time when I find myself in a hierarchical position of authority.  (EDIT:  Or is that position of hierarchical authority? )

The Beatles suggested boundaries for a social and cultural period that needed them.  Yet one more reason why the band members were so great.



One of my favorites from this LP, Charlie Manson and his gang notwithstanding.

Gotta add that Vince Bugliosi's book was a fascinating read, though! And poor Roman Polanski!
 dctrpunda wrote:


what? your high, this is about my dog, Sexy Sadie!  one of those cute little poodles - you know, dyed dark green, about two inches tall, with a strawberry blonde paw.  She has sunglasses and bonnet oh and designer jeans with appliques on it.  She's a dog that has brought me an immense amount of joy since I found her.  (to be honest, I did see " LOST" signs up for her by another name, but to hell with them, they didn't know how to treat her!!!  I hope the previous owners are left wallowing in pain...

 

Are you talking about Quiche LaPoodle!! ? So THATS where she went!
 ndad47 wrote:
most of you have it wrong.  everyone knows this is about sadie mae glutz.  aka susan atkins. 
 

what? your high, this is about my dog, Sexy Sadie!  one of those cute little poodles - you know, dyed dark green, about two inches tall, with a strawberry blonde paw.  She has sunglasses and bonnet oh and designer jeans with appliques on it.  She's a dog that has brought me an immense amount of joy since I found her.  (to be honest, I did see " LOST" signs up for her by another name, but to hell with them, they didn't know how to treat her!!!  I hope the previous owners are left wallowing in pain...



Yeah, Lennon wrote this about Maharishi... they got disillusioned about him for a number of reasons...


most of you have it wrong.  everyone knows this is about sadie mae glutz.  aka susan atkins. 
A quick google around reveals that Mia (and not her sister Prudence) was the lady behind the controversy ... except that nothing much really happened:
One day the Maharishi invited her to meditate with him, alone in his cave-like meditation room in the basement of his
bungalow. When they finished, and were standing up in the darkness, he wrapped his "hairy arms" around her in an embrace.
The whole episode was blown up by a chap called Alex Mardis who wanted to drive a wedge between the Beatles and the Maharishi. Enjoy your googling to fill in the details.
Deadwing wrote:
It may well have been Prudence Farrow... I'm sure someone here must know :ask:
Yes. Mia Farrow's sister.
It may well have been Prudence Farrow... I'm sure someone here must know :ask:
hippiechick wrote:
From Wikipedia: Originally titled "Maharishi", The Beatles changed the title to "Sexy Sadie" to avoid possible litigation as the song's lyrics portray the Maharishi in a less than favorable light. John Lennon became discouraged after the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi had allegedly made a pass at one of the female members of their entourage. John Lennon once said about this song: "That was inspired by Maharishi. I wrote it when we had our bags packed and were leaving. It was the last piece I wrote before I left India. I just called him, 'Sexy Sadie,' instead of (sings) 'Maharishi what have you done, you made a fool...' I was just using the situation to write a song, rather calculatingly but also to express what I felt. I was leaving the Maharishi with a bad taste. You know, it seems that my partings are always not as nice as I'd like them to be." According to Mark Lewisohn's The Beatles Recording Sessions, an early outtake of "Sexy Sadie" features Lennon demonstrating the song's original lyrics to the rest of the band: "Maharishi, you fucking cunt/Who the fuck do you think you are?"
I read that the young lady being passed at was Mia Farrow. Anybody know if it's true?
hippiechick wrote:
From Wikipedia: Originally titled "Maharishi", The Beatles changed the title to "Sexy Sadie" to avoid possible litigation as the song's lyrics portray the Maharishi in a less than favorable light. John Lennon became discouraged after the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi had allegedly made a pass at one of the female members of their entourage. John Lennon once said about this song: "That was inspired by Maharishi. I wrote it when we had our bags packed and were leaving. It was the last piece I wrote before I left India. I just called him, 'Sexy Sadie,' instead of (sings) 'Maharishi what have you done, you made a fool...' I was just using the situation to write a song, rather calculatingly but also to express what I felt. I was leaving the Maharishi with a bad taste. You know, it seems that my partings are always not as nice as I'd like them to be." According to Mark Lewisohn's The Beatles Recording Sessions, an early outtake of "Sexy Sadie" features Lennon demonstrating the song's original lyrics to the rest of the band: "Maharishi, you fucking cunt/Who the fuck do you think you are?"
Thanks for a great post!
I gather that the present sequence is somehow in homage to the Maharishi, with Donovan then Lennon. Nifty.
ChardRemains wrote:
not my idea of sexy.
Doubtless, the word ''sexy'' is being used in the journalism/mass media sense of someone/something that is trendy and grabs one's interest--for the moment.
What with Across the Universe, Sexy Sadie is, despite historical allegories to the contrary, now indelibly imprinted in my mind as a seductive and tantalizing Rock'n Roll singer!
I gave it a #9,#9,#9.
hippiechick wrote:
From Wikipedia: Originally titled "Maharishi", The Beatles changed the title to "Sexy Sadie" to avoid possible litigation as the song's lyrics portray the Maharishi in a less than favorable light.... Wow, thank you. Nearly 40 years and I had no idea...
exciter76 wrote:
....(stuff deleted) .....I romatically prefere to think at Sadie as a "Lou reed-ian femme fatale"....
Certamente, sei Italiano
not my idea of sexy.
Thanks for this
On_The_Beach wrote:
Thanks for yet another great track off the White Album. Yes, it is about John's disillusionment with the Maharishi; see hippiechick's quote below . . .
Yeah, sexy sadie doesnt fit thatcher. But how about Maggie May by Rod Stewart? JK!
Thanks for yet another great track off the White Album. Yes, it is about John's disillusionment with the Maharishi; see hippiechick's quote below . . .
what... the h..l! why do you want us to think at mrs.Tatcher listening this song? (true or not)...I romatically prefere to think at Sadie as a "Lou reed-ian femme fatale"....
From Wikipedia: Originally titled "Maharishi", The Beatles changed the title to "Sexy Sadie" to avoid possible litigation as the song's lyrics portray the Maharishi in a less than favorable light. John Lennon became discouraged after the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi had allegedly made a pass at one of the female members of their entourage. John Lennon once said about this song: "That was inspired by Maharishi. I wrote it when we had our bags packed and were leaving. It was the last piece I wrote before I left India. I just called him, 'Sexy Sadie,' instead of (sings) 'Maharishi what have you done, you made a fool...' I was just using the situation to write a song, rather calculatingly but also to express what I felt. I was leaving the Maharishi with a bad taste. You know, it seems that my partings are always not as nice as I'd like them to be." According to Mark Lewisohn's The Beatles Recording Sessions, an early outtake of "Sexy Sadie" features Lennon demonstrating the song's original lyrics to the rest of the band: "Maharishi, you fucking cunt/Who the fuck do you think you are?"
HAHAHAHAHAHA .... that's pretty funny :cheers: ThePoose wrote:
I once had a very hot girlfriend who used to love to make me scream in pain. She was a sexy sadist.
I now find myself wishing not to hear the mashup versions of these songs.