Let It Be ()
Author: Paul McCartney; Lead vocal: Paul McCartney

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the broken hearted people
Living in the world agree,
There will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is
Still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the night is cloudy,
There is still a light that shines on me,
Shine on until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah let it be.
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah let it be.
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.


Credits

Recorded: January 31, 1969 at Apple Studios, London, England with overdubs added April 30, 1969 and January 4, 1970
Re-produced and remixed by Phil Spector in March, 1970
John Lennon - bass guitar, harmony vocal
Paul McCartney - lead vocal, piano
George Harrison - lead guitar, harmony vocal
Ringo Starr - drums
Billy Preston - organ
Session musicians - orchestra (overdubbed by Phil Spector)
Linda McCartney - backing vocals (on single release only)

This version of the song available on

UK albums
Let It Be (1970)
Reel Music (1982)
Beatles 1 (2000)
US albums
Reel Music (1982)
Beatles 1 (2000)
Singles

Other versions of the song

Let It Be (Live-in-the-studio outtake)