Lady Madonna ()
Author: Paul McCartney; Lead vocal: Paul McCartney

Lady Madonna, children at your feet.
Wonder how you manage to make ends meet.
Who finds the money? When you pay the rent?
Did you think that money was heaven sent?

Friday night arrives without a suitcase.
Sunday morning creep in like a nun.
Monday's child has learned to tie his bootlace.
See how they run.

Lady Madonna, baby at your breast.
Wonder how you manage to feed the rest.

See how they run.
Lady Madonna, lying on the bed,
Listen to the music playing in your head.

Tuesday afternoon is never ending.
Wednesday morning papers didn't come.
Thursday night you stockings needed mending.
See how they run.

Lady Madonna, children at your feet.
Wonder how you manage to make ends meet.


Credits

Recorded: February 3, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added February 6, 1968
John Lennon - background vocal
Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
Ringo Starr - drums
Ronnie Scott - saxophone
Harry Klein - saxophone
Bill Povey - saxophone
Bill Jackman - saxophone

This version of the song available on

UK albums
Hey Jude (1979)
Beatles 1 (2000)
US albums
Beatles 1 (2000)
Singles

Other versions of the song

Lady Madonna (Takes 3 and 4)