The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Doctor Robert”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Doctor Robert.” “Doctor Robert” is on The Beatles “Revolver” album. The song was written by John Lennon. It was a song about Doctor Robert Freymann of New York City who was famous for his willingness to prescribe amphetamines for the asking. John was one of this steady patients. John Lennon: vocal, rhythm guitar and harmonium/ Paul McCartney: harmony vocal and bass guitar/ George Harrison: lead guitar and maracas/ Ringo Starr: drums. The song was recorded on April 17th and 19th, 1966 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

Rating “Doctor Robert” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars ****

  • Rolling Stone Magazine did not rank “Doctor Robert” in their “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs” list. Spignesi and Lewis has it ranked at #73 on their “100 Best Beatles Songs” list.
  • “Doctor Robert” was the first time The Beatles had made a specific drug reference in one of their songs.
  • Length of song 2:15.
  • “Doctor Robert” was never released as a single.

 

“Doctor Robert” {Lennon-McCartney}

Ring my friend, I said you call Doctor Robert
Day or night he’ll be there any time at all, Doctor Robert
Doctor Robert, you’re a new and better man
He helps you to understand
He does everything he can, Doctor Robert
If you’re down he’ll pick you up, Doctor Robert
Take a drink from his special cup, Doctor Robert
Doctor Robert, he’s a man you must believe
Helping everyone in need
No one can succeed like Doctor Robert
Well, well, well, you’re feeling fine
Well, well, well, he’ll make you… Doctor Robert
My friend works for the national health, Doctor Robert
Don’t pay money just to see yourself with Doctor Robert
Doctor Robert, you’re a new and better man
He helps you to understand
He does everything he can, Doctor Robert
Well, well, well, you’re feeling fine
Well, well, well, he’ll make you… Doctor Robert
Ring my friend, I said you’d call Doctor Robert
Ring my friend, I said you’d call Doctor Robert Doctor Robert
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