Beatles songs, Piggies
Albums in which the song is present1968 - The Beatles (White Album)
1992 - Live in Japan
1996 - Anthology 3
GEORGE 1980: ''Piggies' is a social comment.
I was stuck for one line in the middle until my mother came up with the lyric, 'What they need is a damn good whacking' which is a nice simple way of saying they need a good hiding.
It needed to rhyme with 'backing,' 'lacking,' and had absolutely nothing to do with American policemen or Californian shagnasties!'JOHN 1980: 'I gave George a couple of lines about forks and knives and eating bacon.'
Have you seen the little piggies
Crawling in the dirt?
And for all the little piggies
Life is getting worse
Always having dirt to play around inHave you seen the bigger piggies
In their starched white shirts?
You will find the bigger piggies
Stirring up the dirt
Always have clean shirts to play around inIn their styes with all their backing
They don't care what goes on around
In their eyes there's something lacking
What they need's a damn good whackingEverywhere there's lots of piggies
Living piggy lives
You can see them out for dinner
With their piggy wives
Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon(One more time...)
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