TESTI

  1. Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

  2. With A Little Help From My Friends

  3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

  4. Getting Better

  5. Fixing A Hole

  6. She's Leaving Home

  7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

  8. Within You Without You

  9. When I'm Sixty-Four

  10. Lovely Rita

  11. Good Morning, Good Morning

  12. Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

  13. A Day In The Life

 

  1. Penny Lane

  2. Strawberry Fields Forever

  3. Only A Northern Song

 

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

It was twenty years ago today,
Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play.
They've been going in and out of style
But they're guaranteed to raise a smile.
So may I introduce to you
The act you've known for all these years,
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

We're Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,
We hope you will enjoy the show,
We're Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,
Sit back and let the evening go.
Sgt. Pepper's lonely, Sgt. Pepper's lonely,
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

It's wonderful to be here,
It's certainly a thrill.
You're such a lovely audience,
We'd like to take you home with us,
We'd love to take you home.

I don't really want to stop the show,
But I thought that you might like to know,
That the singer's going to sing a song,
And he wants you all to sing along.
So let me introduce to you
The one and only Billy Shears
And Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Billy Shears!

 

With a Little Help From My Friends

What would you think if I sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me.
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song,
And I'll try not to sing out of key.
I get by with a little help from my friends,
I get high with a little help from my friends,
Going to try with a little help from my friends.

What do I do when my love is away.
(Does it worry you to be alone)
How do I feel by the end of the day
(Are you sad because you're on your own)
No I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm
I get high with a little help from my friends,
Mmm I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends.

Do you need anybody,
I need somebody to love.
Could it be anybody
I want somebody to love.

Would you believe in a love at first sight,
Yes I'm certain that it happens all the time.
What do you see when you turn out the light,
I can't tell you, but I know it's mine.
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm I get high with a little help from my friends,
Oh I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends.

Do you need anybody,
I just need somebody to love.
Could it be anybody,
I want somebody to love.

Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
Mmm I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends,
Oh I get high with a little help from my friends,
Yes I get by with a little help from my friends,
With a little help from my friends.

 

Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds

Picture yourself in a boat on a river,
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies.
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.
Cellophane flowers of yellow and green,
Towering over your head.
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes,
And she's gone.

Lucy in the sky with diamonds,
Lucy in the sky with diamonds,
Lucy in the sky with diamonds, ah.

Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain
Where rocking horse people eat marshmellow pies,
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers,
That grow so incredibly high.
Newspaper taxis appear on the shore,
Waiting to take you away.
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds,
And you're gone.

Lucy in the sky with diamonds,
Lucy in the sky with diamonds,
Lucy in the sky with diamonds, ah.

Picture yourself on a train in a station,
With plasticine porters with looking glass ties,
Suddenly someone is there at the turnstyle,
The girl with the kaleidoscope eyes.

Lucy in the sky with diamonds,
Lucy in the sky with diamonds,
Lucy in the sky with diamonds, ah.
Lucy in the sky with diamonds...

 

Getting Better

It's getting better all the time.
I used to get mad at my school
(Now I can't complain)
The teachers who taught me weren't cool
(Now I can't complain)
You're holding me down (ah), turning me round (ah)
Filling me up with your rules.

I've got to admit it's getting better (better)
A little better all the time
(It can't get no worse)
I have to admit it's getting better (better)
It's getting better since you've been mine.

Me used to be a angry young man
Me hiding me head in the sand
You gave me the word
I finally heard
I'm doing the best that I can.

I've got to admit it's getting better (better)
A little better all the time
(It can't get no worse)
I have to admit it's getting better (better)
It's getting better since you've been mine.
Getting so much better all the time.
It's getting better all the time, 
Better, better, better.
It's getting better all the time, 
Better, better, better.

I used to be cruel to my woman
I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved
Man I was mean but I'm changing my scene
And I'm doing the best that I can.

I admit it's getting better
A little better all the time
Yes I admit it's getting better
It's getting better since you've been mine.
Getting so much better all the time.
It's getting better all the time, 
Better, better, better.
It's getting better all the time, 
Better, better, better.
Getting so much better all the time.

 

Fixing a Hole

I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where will it go.

I'm filling the cracks that ran through the door
And kept my mind from wandering
Where will it go.

And it really doesn't matter if I'm wrong
I'm right
Where I belong I'm right
Where I belong.

See the people standing there who disagree and never win
And wonder why they don't get in my door.

I'm painting my room in the colourful way
And when my mind is wandering
There I will go.

And it really doesn't matter if
I'm wrong I'm right
Where I belong I'm right
Where I belong.

Silly people run around they worry me
And never ask me why they don't get past my door.

I'm taking the time for a number of things
That weren't important yesterday
And I still go.

I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go.

 

She's Leaving Home

Wednesday morning at five o'clock as the day begings
Silently closing her bedroom door
Leaving the note that she hoped would say more
She goes downstairs to the kitchen clutching her hankerchief
Quietly turing the backdoor key
Stepping outside she is free.

She (We gave her most of our lives)
Is leaving (Sacraficed most of our lives)
Home (We gave her everything money could buy)
She's leaving home after living alone
For so many years. (Bye, bye.)

Father snores as his wife gets into her dressing gown
Picks up the letter that's lying there
Standing alone at the top of the stairs
She breaks down and cries to her husband
Daddy our baby's gone.
Why would she treat us so thoughtlessly
How could she do this to me.

She (We never though of ourselves)
Is leaving (Never a thought for ourselves)
Home (We struggled hard all our lives to get by)
She's leaving home after living alone
For so many years. (Bye, bye.)

Friday morning at nine o'clock she is far away
Waiting to keep the appointment she made
Meeting a man from the motor trade.

She (What did we do that was wrong)
Is having (We didn't know it was wrong)
Fun (Fun is the one thing that money can't buy)
Something inside that was always denied
For so many years. (Bye, Bye.)
She's leaving home. (Bye bye.)

 

Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

For the benefit of Mr. Kite
There will be a show tonight on trampoline.
The Hendersons will all be there
Late of Pablo Fanques Fair - what a scene!
Over men and horses hoops and garters
Lastly through a hogshead of real fire!
In this way Mr. K. will challenge the world!

The celebrated Mr. K.
Performs his feat on Saturday at Bishopsgate.
The Hendersons will dance and sing
As Mr. Kite flys through the ring - don't be late!
Messrs. K and H. assure the public
Their production will be second to none
And of course Henry The Horse dances the waltz!

The band begins at ten to six
When Mr. K. performs his tricks without a sound
And Mr. H. will demonstrate
Ten summersets he'll undertake on solid ground.
Having been some days in preparation
A splendid time is guaranteed for all
And tonight Mr. Kite is topping the bill.

 

Within You Without You

We were talking
About the space between us all
And the people
Who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion
Never glimpse the truth
Then it's far too late
When they pass away.

We were talking
About the love we all could share
When we find it
To try our best to hold it there
With our love
With our love
We could save the world
If they only knew.

Try to realise it's all within yourself
No-one else can make you change.
And to see you're really only very small,
And life flows within you and without you.

We were talking
About the love that's gone so cold
And the people,
Who gain the world and lose their soul
They don't know
They can't see
Are you one of them?

When you've seen beyond yourself
Then you may find peace of mind is waiting there
And the time will come when you see we're all one,
And life flows on within you and without you.

 

When I'm Sixty-Four

When I get older losing my hair,
Many years from now,
Will you still be sending me a Valentine
Birthday greetings bottle of wine.
If I'd been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door,
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four.

You'll be older too,
And it you say the word,
I could stay with you.

I could be handy, mending a fuse
When your lights have gone.
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings go for a ride,
Doing the garden, digging the weeds,
Who could ask for more.
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four.

Every summer we can rent a cottage
In the Isle of Wight, if it's not too dear
We shall scrimp and save.
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera Chuck & Dave.

Send me a postcard, drop me a line,
Stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Yours sincerely, wasting away
Give me your answer, fill in a form
Mine for evermore
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four.

 

Lovely Rita

Lovely Rita meter maid, lovely Rita meter maid.
Lovely Rita meter maid,
Nothing can come between us,
When it gets dark I tow your heart away.

Standing by a parking meter,
When I caught a glimpse of Rita,
Filling in a ticket in her little white book.

In a cap she looked much older,
And the bag across her shoulder
Made her look a little like a military man.

Lovely Rita meter maid,
May I inquire discreetly,
When are you free,
To take some tea with me.

Rita!

Took her out and tried to win her,
Had a laugh and over dinner,
Told her I would really like to see her again,
Got the bill and Rita paid it,
Took her home I nearly made it,
Sitting on the sofa with a sister or two.

Oh, lovely Rita meter maid,
Where would I be without you,
Give us a wink and make me think of you.

Lovely Rita meter maid.
Lovely Rita meter maid.
Lovely Rita meter maid.
Lovely Rita meter maid.

 

Good Morning, Good Morning

Good morning, good morning, good morning, good morning, good morning.

Nothing to do to save his life call his wife in.
Nothing to say but what a day how's your boy been.
Nothing to do it's up to you.
I've got nothing to say but it's O.K.
Good morning, good morning, good morning...

Going to work don't want to go feeling low down.
Heading for home you start to roam then you're in town.
Everybody knows there's nothing doing.
Everything is closed it's like a ruin.
Everyone you see is half asleep.
And you're on your own you're in the street

After a while you start to smile now you feel cool.
Then you decide to take a walk by the old school.
Nothing has changed it's still the same
I've got nothing to say but it's O.K.
Good morning, good morning, good morning...

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.

Somebody needs to know the time, glad that I'm here.
Watching the skirts you start to flirt now you're in gear.
Go to a show you hope she goes.
I've got nothing to say but it's O.K.
Good morning, good morning, good...

 

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

One, two, three, four.

We're Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
We hope you have enjoyed the show.
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
We're sorry but it's time to go.
Sergeant Pepper's lonely
Sergeant Pepper's lonely
Sergeant Pepper's lonely
Sergeant Pepper's lonely
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
We'd like to thank you once again
Sergeant Pepper's one and only Lonely Hearts Club Band
It's getting very near the end
Sergeant Pepper's lonely
Sergeant Pepper's lonely
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

 

A Day in the Life

I read the news today oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph
He blew his mind out in a car
He didn't notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They'd seen his face before
Nobody was really sure
If he was from the House of Lords.

I saw a film today oh boy
The English Army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away
But I just had to look
Having read the book.
I'd love to turn you on

Woke up, fell out of bed,
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup,
And looking up I noticed I was late.
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke,
Somebody spoke and I went into a dream.

I read the news today oh boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.
I'd love to turn you on.

 

Penny Lane

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 mac
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!

 

Strawberry Fields Forever

Let me take you down,
'Cos I'm going to Strawberry Fields,
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hungabout.
Strawberry Fields forever.

Living is easy with eyes closed
Misunderstanding all you see.
It's getting hard to be someone
But it all works out,
It doesn't matter much to me.

Let me take you down,
'Cos I'm going to Strawberry Fields,
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hungabout.
Strawberry Fields forever.

No one I think is in my tree,
I mean it must be high or low
That is you can't you know tune in
But it's all right,
That is I think it's not too bad.

Let me take you down,
'Cos I'm going to Strawberry Fields,
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hungabout.
Strawberry Fields forever.

Always, no sometimes, think it's me,
But you know I know hen it's a dream.
I think a "No" I mean a "Yes"
But it's all wrong
That is I think I disagree.

Let me take you down,
'Cos I'm going to Strawberry Fields,
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hungabout.
Strawberry Fields forever.
Strawberry Fields forever.
Strawberry Fields forever.

 

Only A Northern Song

If you're listening to this song
You may think the chords are going wrong
But they're not; we just wrote them like that.

When you're listening late at night
You may tink 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 clotes 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 ther's no one there.