Paperback Writer
The Beatles Lyrics


Paperback writer (paperback writer)

Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?
It's based on a novel by a man named Lear
And I need a job
So I wanna be a paperback writer
Paperback writer

It's a dirty story of a dirty man
And his clinging wife doesn't understand
His son is working for the Daily Mail
It's a steady job
But he wants to be a paperback writer
Paperback writer

Paperback writer (paperback writer)

It's a thousand pages, give or take a few
I'll be writing more in a week or two
I could make it longer if you like the style
I can change it 'round
And I wanna be a paperback writer
Paperback writer

If you really like it you can have the rights
It could make a million for you overnight
If you must return it you can send it here
But I need a break
And I wanna be a paperback writer
Paperback writer

Paperback writer (paperback writer)
Paperback writer (paperback writer)
Paperback writer (paperback writer)
Paperback writer (paperback writer)
Paperback writer (paperback writer)

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Written by: John Lennon, Paul McCartney

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Philip Kassabian

An excellent song by The Beatles.

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Glicksman1

Those who deny that Ringo was a brilliant rock drummer must listen to how absolutely in the pocket throughout he is here. It's just great drumming and so much more difficult to sustain over an entire song than it may seem. He did this with equal skill and talent on almost 190 Beatle's songs, and dozens of others for himself, etc. He always played to every song and greatly enhanced them. He's one of the greatest rock drummers which professional musicians and especially drummers virtually universally acknowledge.

Glicksman1

@superelectic45 Just what are you talking about?

superelectic45

How do you know it's Ringo? It might not be...

Glicksman1

@Flame Boy Bruford played exactly what Yes needed him to play. He helped to create their sound. Ringo, the same. Keith Moon, the same. Charlie the same.
A great drummer does that regardless of the band.

Jimbo Bincentbob

he doesnt even need drums to be a great drummer

Flame Boy

Absolutely! Ringo played what was needed and what drove the songs. Awesome as he is, a mega-technical drummer like Bill Bruford wouldn't fit, but Ringo did, perfectly.

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Theo McD

This was on a Beatles compilation my sister bought me as a gift about 40 years ago. It impressed me as a rock song that wasn't a love song.

Stu Marston

That's why Paul wrote it. People were saying he was always writing love songs so he wanted to show he could do something else.

Inline studio26

Ringo is absolutely master of instruments. He can play umbrella, he can play exercise bike, and he can play nothing

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