Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds ()
Author: John Lennon; Lead vocal: John Lennon

Picture yourself in a boat on a river,
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.
Cellophane flowers of yellow and green,
Towering over your head.
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes,
And she's gone.

Lucy in the sky with diamonds...

Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain
Where rocking horse people eat marshmellow pies,
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers,
That grow so incredibly high.
Newspaper taxis appear on the shore,
Waiting to take you away.
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds,
And you're gone.

Lucy in the sky with diamonds...

Picture yourself on a train in a station,
With plasticine porters with looking glass ties,
Suddenly someone is there at the turnstyle,
The girl with the kaleidoscope eyes.

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds...


Credits

Recorded: March 1, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added March 2, 1967
John Lennon - lead vocal, lead guitar
Paul McCartney - bass guitar, Hammond organ, harmony vocal
George Harrison - sitar, harmony vocal
Ringo Starr - drums

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Other versions of the song

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Takes 6, 7 and 8)