Taxman ()
Authors: Harrison, Lennon; Lead vocal: Harrison

Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman

If 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 feet.

Don't ask me what I want it for
If you don't want to pay some more
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman

Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
And you're working for no one but me.


Recorded: April 20, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England but remade April 21, 1966 with overdubbing on April 22, 1966 and May 16, 1966
John Lennon - tambourine, background vocal
Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal, guitar solo
George Harrison - double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar
Ringo Starr - drums

This version of the song available on

UK albums
Revolver (1966)
US albums
Revolver (1966)

Other versions of the song

Taxman (Take 11)