Eleanor Rigby ()
Authors: Lennon, McCartney; Lead vocal: McCartney

Ah, look at all the lonely people
Ah, look at all the lonely people

Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream
Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from ?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong ?

Father McKenzie writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear
No one comes near.
Look at him working. Darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there
What does he care?

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

Ah, look at all the lonely people
Ah, look at all the lonely people

Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name
Nobody came
Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave
No one was saved

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?


Credits

Recorded: April 28, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with vocals overdubbed April 29, 1966 and another McCartney vocal added June 6, 1966
John Lennon - harmony vocal
Paul McCartney - double-tracked lead vocal
George Harrison - harmony vocal
Session musicians - four violins, two violas, two cellos

This version of the song available on

UK albums
Revolver (1966)
Beatles 1 (2000)
US albums
Revolver (1966)
Beatles 1 (2000)
Singles

Other versions of the song

Eleanor Rigby (Strings only)