Hey Jude ()
Author: Paul McCartney; Lead vocal: Paul McCartney

Hey Jude, don't make it bad.
Take a sad song and make it better.
Remember to let her into your heart,
Then you can start to make it better.

Hey Jude, don't be afraid.
You were made to go out and get her.
The minute you let her under your skin,
Then you begin to make it better.

And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain,
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders.
For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder.

Da da da da da da, da da da, hey Jude...

Hey Jude, don't let me down.
You have found her, now go and get her.
Remember to let her into your heart,
Then you can start to make it better.

So let it out and let it in, hey Jude, begin,
You're waiting for someone to perform with.
And don't you know that it's just you, hey Jude, you'll do,
The movement you need is on your shoulder.

Da da da da da da, da da da, hey Jude...

Hey Jude, don't make it bad.
Take a sad song and make it better.
Remember to let her under your skin,
Then you'll begin to make it
Better better better better better better, oh.

Da da da da da da, da da da, hey Jude...


Credits

Recorded: July 31, 1968 at Trident Studios, London, England with the forty-piece orchestra overdubbed August 1, 1968
John Lennon - acoustic guitar, background vocal
Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine
Forty-piece orchestra - sustained notes, clapping, "na-na-na" chorus

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

Hey Jude (Live-in-the-studio outtake)