You Never Give Me Your Money (4:02)

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From Abbey Road and 9 other releases

“You Never Give Me Your Money” is a song by The Beatles that opens the climactic medley on side two of the album Abbey Road. It was mainly written by Paul McCartney (though attributed to Lennon/McCartney).

The Beatles recorded 26 takes of “You Never Give Me Your Money” on 6 May 1969, with McCartney on piano and vocals, Lennon and Harrison on guitar and Starr on drums. At this early stage the song ended abruptly prior to the “One two three four five six seven” refrain.

On 1 July McCartney overdubbed lead vocals onto take 30, and added more vocals and chimes on 15 July.

“You Never Give Me Your Money” was originally to segue into “Sun King” with a long organ note. This was recorded along with more vocals on 30 July. They were scrapped the following day, when McCartney completed the song by adding bass guitar and piano. The “Sun King” crossfade was completed on 5 August with a series of tape loops containing the sounds of bells, birds, bubbles and insects


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  • ForestFloor

    one of by fav Beatles songs

    18 Apr 8:45pm Reply
  • theironictea

    McCartney's best work is on this album. Magnificent.

    31 Mar 8:06pm Reply
  • Chumsicles

    what I love about McCartney's later Beatles songs is that they sort of sound like really really good Wings songs (except with no Linda)

    31 Mar 3:11am Reply
  • ricardrbrrj

    that magic feeling nowhere to go indeed? One sweet dream came true today (Yes it did) .

    9 Mar 2:23pm Reply
  • GhostHaunted

    Для Леннона было актуально: You Never Give Me My Money лол

    29 Jan 5:30am Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    I gave uuuia a pound coin to be the end but I have to be use of Microsoft Services Agreement applies to do it again and I want a bath because I am going home from the peoples voice dancing to

    17 Jan 10:22pm Reply
  • acrogers11

    romanticizing the depleting job market since 1969

    3 Sep 2014 Reply
  • pikininah

    Just perfect! <3

    19 Apr 2014 Reply
  • websrfr

    scratch my comment below...forgot that this IS "Abbey Road", silly me.

    8 Apr 2014 Reply
  • websrfr

    good album...Abbey Road is better.

    1 Apr 2014 Reply
  • sharv11

    oh my little Vinny...

    23 Mar 2014 Reply
  • glumdalclitch

    one sweet dream.. pick up the bags and get in the limousine!

    7 Mar 2014 Reply
  • MotherofMersey


    12 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Storchel

    one of my favorites but i admit i say that to nearly all Beatles songs ha [2]

    9 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Black_Mamba9

    From my childhood, one of my favourite beatles songs. Still remember the first time I ever heard this album, blew me away.

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • gombost

    But oh that magic feeling, nowhere to go!

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • tomrud73

    one of the great deep tracks from the Beatles. 'all good children go to heaven'.

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • LuckyDucky86


    30 Jun 2013 Reply
  • nicorebel

    like it

    2 May 2013 Reply
  • ariehdivision

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
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