Beatles songs, Taxman
Taxman(George Harrison and John Lennon)
Albums in which the song is present1966 - Revolver
1976 - Rock 'n' Roll Music
1992 - Live in Japan
1996 - Anthology 2
GEORGE 1980: ''Taxman' was when I first realized that even though we had started earning money, we were actually giving most of it away in taxes.
It was and still is typical.'JOHN 1980: 'I remember the day he (George) called to ask for help on 'Taxman,' one of his first songs.
I threw in a few one-liners to help the song along because that's what he asked for.
He came to me because he couldn't go to Paul.
Paul wouldn't have helped him at that period.
I didn't want to do it.
I just sort of bit my tongue and said OK.
It had been John and Paul for so long, he'd been left out because he hadn't been a songwriter up until then.'PAUL 1984: 'George wrote that and I played guitar on it.
He wrote it in anger at finding out what the taxman did.
He had never known before then what could happen to your money.'GEORGE 1987: 'I was pleased to have Paul play that bit on 'Taxman.' If you notice, he did like a little Indian bit on it for me.'
1,2,3,4Hrmm!1,2...1,2,3,4.Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
Cos I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxmanShould five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
Cos I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxmanIf you drive a car, I'll tax the street
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feetTaxman!
Cos I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxmanDon't ask me what I want it for (Aahh Mr. Wilson)
If you don't want to pay some more (Aahh Mr. Heath)
Cos I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxmanNow my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
Cos I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxmanAnd you're working for no one but me
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