She Said She Said (2:33)

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From Revolver and 14 other releases

“She Said She Said” is a song by The Beatles from their 1966 album Revolver, recorded in June of that year.
John Lennon was the primary writer of “She Said She Said,” which was about one of his first LSD trips.

The song was the final track recorded during the Revolver sessions, and was hastily added when the album lineup was found to be a song short. It took nine hours to rehearse and record the entire song, complete with overdubs. After the recording of the song, The Beatles producer George Martin is reported to have said: “All right, boys, I’m just going for a lie-down.”

Paul McCartney’s degree of participation in the song remains unclear. McCartney recalls that the band had an argument before the track was recorded, with McCartney walking out and thus not participating in the recording and McCartney does not contribute a vocal to the song.

This song is considered to be the only* Beatles song which Paul McCartney did not participate in any part of the recording process. George Harrison played the bass in this song.

*: Side two of Yellow Submarine soundtrack album consists of original score for the movie composed and arranged by producer George Martin but was credited to The Beatles.


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She said I know what it's like to be dead
I know what it is to be sad
And she's making me feel like I've never been born

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  • theytsejamer

    Peter fonda said...

    21 Feb 6:57pm Reply
  • EbbaOzolins

    Ringo absolutely nailed the drumming on this, let's be honest here. [4]

    9 Feb 5:47pm Reply
  • mattmacneil

    great example of the beatles using a compressor as an instrument

    5 Jan 4:32pm Reply
  • Sarinijha

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • JamesThomasBand

    Open up your ears and listen to "Government Mule's" versions of "She Said, She Said".

    15 Sep 2014 Reply
  • rbird120

    First time I head this song was when I bought the album after Lennon was shot. I fell in love with it from the get go. Always been a Beatle fan, Lennon is just awesome on this!! What is not to love here? Brilliant all the way ...Such a great song, Revolver: Such a great album 1966

    15 Sep 2014 Reply
  • MaloneDon

    Great song. It says it was on the only Beatle song Paul didn't participate on. I don't think he had any participation on "Julia" . I think that was all John. I am not sure he played anything on "Good Night'. John wrote it, Ringo sang it and the instrumentation was all orchestrated.

    24 Aug 2014 Reply
  • oiGlush

    when i was a booooooooy

    15 Jul 2014 Reply
  • theironictea

    "Only Beatles song which Paul McCartney did not participate in" what the hell Paulie

    10 Jul 2014 Reply
  • JakeyWHFC

    So trippy and eerie. Love how it never really settles.

    3 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Maglor_T

    Ringo absolutely nailed the drumming on this, let's be honest here. [3]

    25 May 2014 Reply
  • BruceLovesTacos

    i know what its like to be dead.

    24 Feb 2014 Reply
  • plaidsheep

    Ringo.... OMG... and the guitars.. OMG... I don't care how many hundreds of times I hear this song it never gets old.

    30 Jan 2014 Reply
  • VelluNiubi

    Came here to comment on Ringo's drumming, but I guess I needn't do that anymore : D

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • gombost

    Ringo's best performance in my opinion!

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    Vintage Ringo Starr, coping with the strange meter changes so delicately.

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
  • phillipkilch316

    Ringo absolutely nailed the drumming on this, let's be honest here. (2)

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • sharv11

    Oh wow...unbelievable good...this takes me to a really wonderful place....<3

    16 Jun 2013 Reply
  • brunafp

    The drums, for fuck's sake.

    18 Apr 2013 Reply
  • jeemajamajimma

    God I love the drums on Revolver, especially this song. Epic crashes. =P

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
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