The Beatles Song Of The Day is “She’s Leaving Home.” “She’s Leaving Home” is on The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album. Paul McCartney wrote most of the song, John Lennon helped some with the lyrics. The song was inspired by a story Paul had read in the newspaper about a runaway girl. Paul said about the song-” It’s a much younger girl than Eleanor Rigby, but the same sort of loneelin
ess. That was a Daily Mirror story again, this girl left home and her father said “We gave her everything. I don’t know why she left home.” The lyric about parental sacrifice in this song were taken from John Lennon’s childhood. The phrases came naturally-John was quoting his Aunt Mimi. The real girl in the song was named Melanie Coe. She ended up returning home after three weeks. She was pregnent and had an abortion. The girl in the song represented teenagers at the time. Paul hired Mike Leander to be the arranger for the song. George Martin was busy that day working with another artist. Paul couldn’t wait. George Martin’s feelings were hurt. “I was surprised and hurt.” George Martin said. “It was just Paul being Paul.” John Lennon: double-tracked vocal and backing vocal/ Paul McCartney: double -tracked vocal and backing vocal/ Erich Gruenberg, Derek Jacobs, Trevor Williams, Jose Luis Garcia-violins/ John Underwood and Stephen Shingles: violas/ Dennis Vigay and Alan Dalziel-cellos/ Gordon Pearce-double-bass/ Stella Bromberg-harp. Producer: George Martin.
Rating “She’s Leaving Home” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars ***** a classic.
- Rolling Stone ranked “She’s Leaving Home” at #82 on their “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs’ list. Spignesi and Lewis in “100 Best Beatles Songs” ranks it at #79.
- The song was never released as a single.
- Length of song 3:26.
She’s Leaving Home”
She (What did we do that was wrong)
She’s leaving home Bye bye