I Am the Walrus ()
Author: John Lennon; Lead vocal: John Lennon

I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly.
I'm crying.

Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.
Corporation T-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday.
Man, you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob.

Mister City P'liceman sitting
Pretty little p'licemen in a row.
See how they fly like Lucy in the Sky, see how they run.
I'm crying, I'm crying.
I'm crying, I'm crying.

Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye.
Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess,
Boy, you been a naughty girl you let your knickers down.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob.

Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun.
If the sun don't come, you get a tan
From standing in the English rain.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob g'goo goo g'joob.

Expert textpert choking smokers,
Don't you thing the joker laughs at you?
See how they smile like pigs in a sty,
See how they snied.
I'm crying.

Semolina pilchard, climbing up the Eiffel Tower.
Elementary penguin singing Hari Krishna.
Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob g'goo goo g'joob.
Goo goo g'joob g'goo goo g'joob g'goo...


Credits

Recorded: September 5, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 6, 1967 and September 27, 1967
John Lennon - lead vocal, mellotron (at the beginning)
Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
George Harrison - tambourine, background vocal
Ringo Starr - drums
Session musicians - eight violins, four cellos, three horns
Choir - six boys singing "Oompah, oompah, stick it up your jumper", six girls singing "Everybody's got one"

This version of the song available on

UK albums
Reel Music (1982)
US albums
Rarities (1980)
Reel Music (1982)
Singles EPs

Other versions of the song

I Am the Walrus (Take 16)