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The song was originally introduced during The White Album sessions; a demo from the Esher Sessions can be found on Anthology 3. Lennon would describe this song, along with "Mean Mr. Mustard", in The Beatles Anthology as "a bit of crap I wrote in India".

The name 'Polythene Pam' came from the nickname of an early Beatles' fan from the Cavern Club days, named Pat Hodgett (now Dawson), who would often eat polythene. She became known as 'Polythene Pat'. She… read more

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    Poultry Farm Prick
  • Avatar for gongasf
    Well you should see Polythene PÁM
  • Avatar for Joehorizon
    The song curiously sounds quite similar to "Ain't She Sweet" written by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen in 1927. The Beatles used to cover this song during their Hamburg days/Cavern days and recorded it during the "Decca" session, when they were rejected by Decca. Put an ear to the song, and you can replace the tune with "Polythene Pam". I believe consciously or unconsciously, this is where the idea came from. Or, I'm totally wrong. Either way, I'll never care. Abbey Road is a personal favorite.
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    Pam would love to me and my friend and
  • Avatar for MotherofMersey
    proper scouse accent on this one big up
  • Avatar for kiteo
    I remember reading Lennon being dismissive of this, but that was in his let's rubbish everything the Beatles did phase.
  • Avatar for jjarichardson
    That guitar riff is one of the greatest things in musical history.
  • Avatar for WarriorJones
    What a perfect lil' ditty.

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