Dear Prudence (3:55)

Cover of The Beatles (The White Album)

From The Beatles (The White Album) and 34 other releases

“Dear Prudence” was written by John Lennon, and credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was initially performed by The Beatles and is the second track on the 1968 double-disc album The Beatles (also known as “The White Album”). It was recorded in one take at Abbey Road on 28 August 1968.

Lennon wrote “Dear Prudence” to lift the spirits of Prudence Farrow, sister of actress Mia Farrow. John and Prudence met at the meditation retreat of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh India, which she attended with Mia, and Lennon attended with fellow Beatles band mates Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.


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Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play?
Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day
The sun is up, the sky is blue
It's beautiful and so are you

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  • RoomForSymmetry

    "outstanding drum work by sir mccartney " McCartney drummed on this?? I did not know that Indeed! Ringo walked out in frustration during the recording session(s). When he returned he found roses on his drum kit welcoming him back!

    6 May 3:07pm Reply
  • lfelipecosta


    28 Feb 10:35pm Reply
  • websrfr

    Was given an FM/AM clock radio at age 9. First band I ever heard...have been a die-hard fan ever since.

    23 Feb 2:31pm Reply
  • Wesley-VA

    255 Shouts -- yep -- that is the Beatles! sublime -- so much music -- each song a masterpiece!

    3 Feb 6:52pm Reply
  • ShmoofingFabsee

    Having listened to the SatB version countless times, the "The sun is up, the sky is blue..." part just seems too fast when I listen to this. Still magical though.

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • petross85

    "outstanding drum work by sir mccartney " McCartney drummed on this?? I did not know that

    1 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ElRet


    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • samiskywalker

    No matter how much I love other bands, I keep coming back...and the good thing is the Beatles are always there. Love.

    20 Aug 2014 Reply
  • SirhanDuran

    my favorite beatles song as well. it isn't complex but it is very perfect.

    9 May 2014 Reply
  • lanatordia


    27 Mar 2014 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    outstanding drum work by sir mccartney

    15 Feb 2014 Reply
  • dildinem

    Mr. Lennon you are a credit to your profession,

    12 Feb 2014 Reply
  • soustira

    Amo essa musica,ela é tão perfeita,a junção de todos os instrumentos no final é unica,nenhuma musica me faz sentir tão bem quanto Dear Prudence =)

    14 Jan 2014 Reply
  • tomrud73


    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • YorkNew


    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • sharv11 this unspeakably...The Beatles forever...(miss you Dear Vinny) <3

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • passport90

    dat bass

    12 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Carpe4Diem

    Реально наслаждаюсь этой песней, довольно психоделично.

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • BanconIsGood

    Siouxsie And The Banshees fez um cover dazoras

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • WarriorJones

    Reminds me of Breathe by Pink Floyd. Aw yeah!

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
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