A Day In The Life

Words & Music:

John Lennon & Paul McCartney


GM7  Em7  C  CM7


G          Bm/F#         Em  C         Em/B          Am          CM7

I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade.

G              Bm              Em  C             F      Em    Em/D

And though the news was rather sad; well, I just had to laugh

C         F     Em    CM7

I saw the photograph...


He blew his mind out in a car;

He didn't notice that the lights had changed.

A crowd of people stood and stared; they'd seen his face before.

Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords.


I saw a film today, oh boy, the English army had just won the war.

A crowd of people turned away, but I just had to look

Having read the book.

    C       Bm/F#  G     Em/A  Em

I'd love to turn-- you-- on.



Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head.

         E                  F#m7/B

Found my way downstairs and drank a cup.

    E             F#m7/B

And looking up, I noticed I was late.

         E                                                D(add B & E)

Found my coat and grabbed my hat, made the bus in seconds flat.

         E                F#m7/B

Found my way upstairs and had a smoke.

    E                    F#m7/B           C  G  D  A  E  C  G  D  A

And somebody spoke and I went into a dream.


I read the news today, oh boy.  4000 holes in Blackburn Lancashire.

And though the holes were rather small, they had to count them all.

Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall.

I'd love to turn you on.


Back to the Songbook Index.

This page's content is copyrighted ©1977-2008 by Kristin C. Hall. Please drop me a line (via "dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu") if you wish to use it or link to it or correct it! Please send comments, suggestions, fixes and general mischievious mayhem to the web diva via the above email address. (sorry, spambots have forced me to remove my automatic mail link.) Many thanks...and enjoy!

Note to lawyers and any other litigious-minded folk:
I am not trying to screw anyone out of royalties, etc. I have posted these only as a helpful resources for teachers, camp counselors and people who like to "sing along with Mitch", if you will. If you do not want your work posted to these pages, please just email me (via "dink (at) media (dot) mit (dot) edu") and I shall remove it.