She's Leaving Home

Recorded: 17 Mar 1967, Abbey Road Studios
Length: 3:24
Version: Take 9
Paul: double-tracked vocal, backing vocal
John: double-tracked vocal, backing vocal
Erich Gruenberg, Derek Jacobs, Trevor Williams, Josè Luis Garcia: violins
John Underwood, Stephen Shingles: violas
Dennis Vigay, Alan Dalziel: cellos
Gordon Pearce: double-bass
Sheilla Bromberg: harp

Wednesday morning at five o'clock as the day begins
Silently closing her bedroom door
Leaving the note that she hoped would say more
She goes downstairs to the kitchen clutching her hankerchief
Quietly turning the backdoor key
Stepping outside she is free

She (we gave her most of our lives)
Is leaving (sacraficed most of our lives)
Home (we gave her everything money could buy)
She's leaving home after living alone (bye, Bye)
For so many years

Father snores as his wife gets into her dressing gown
Picks up the letter that's lying there
Standing alone at the top of the stairs
She breaks down and cries to her husband
Daddy our baby's gone
Why would she treat us so thoughtlessly
How could she do this to me?

She (we never though of ourselves)
Is leaving (never a thought for ourselves)
Home (we struggled hard all our lives to get by)
She's leaving home after living alone (bye, bye)
For so many years

Friday morning at nine o'clock she is far away
Waiting to keep the appointment she made
Meeting a man from the motor trade

She (what did we do that was wrong)
Is having (we didn't know it was wrong)
Fun (fun is the one thing that money can't buy)
Something inside that was always denied (bye, bye)
For so many years
She's leaving home (bye, bye)

®1967 Northern Songs


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