The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Baby You’re A Rich Man”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Baby You’re A Rich Man.” “Baby You’re A Rich Man” is the b-side to “All You Need Is Love.” “Baby You’re A Rich Man” reached #34 on the American Top 40. The song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. It was two different songs put together. John wrote the bit about ‘all the beautiful people” and Paul wrote the title refrain section. The song was originally intended for the Yellow Submarine soundtrack. Some listeners believe that at the end of the song The Beatles sing “Baby You’re A Rich Fag Jew” which they interpret to be a slur on their manager Brian Epstein. John Lennon: double-tracked vocal, harmony vocal clavioline and piano/ Paul McCartney: harmony vocal, piano and  bass guitar/ George Harrison: harmony vocal, guitar and handclaps/ Ringo Starr: drums, tambourine, maracas and handclaps/ Eddie Kramer: vibraphone/ Mick Jaggar: harmony vocal.The song was recorded at Olympic Studios on May 21st,1967. Producer: George Martin.

Rating “Baby You’re A Rich Man” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars ****

  • When George Harrison and his wife Patti walked through Golden Gate Park and Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco on August 8th, 1967-George sang this song as he was walking.
  • Rolling Stone Magazine ranked “Baby You’re A Rich Man” at #68 on their “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs’ list. Spignesi and Lewis ranked it at #61 on their “100 Best Beatles Songs’ list.
  • Length of song 3:03.

Baby, You’re A Rich Man {Lennon-McCartney}

How does it feel to be
One of the beautiful people?
Now that you know who you are.
What do you want to be?
And have you travelled very far?
Far as the eyes can see
How does it feel to be One of the beautiful people?
How often have you been there?
Often enough to know
What did you see when you were there?
Nothing that doesn’t show
Baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man too
You keep all your money in a big brown bag inside a zoo
What a thing to do
Baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man too
How does it feel to be One of the beautiful people?
Tuned to a natural E
Happy to be that way
Now that you’ve found another key
What are you going to play
? Baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man too
You keep all your money in a big brown bag inside a zoo
What a thing to do
Baby, baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man too
Baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man
Baby, baby you’re a rich man too (fade out)
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