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She's Leaving Home

This song is by The Beatles and appears on the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967).

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She's Leaving Home
Wednesday morning at five o'clock
As the day begins
Silently closing her bedroom door
Leaving the note that she hoped would say more
She goes downstairs to the kitchen
Clutching her handkerchief
Quietly turning the back door key
Stepping outside she is free

She (We gave her most of our lives)
Is leaving (Sacrificed most of our lives)
Home (We gave her everything money could buy)
She's leaving home after living alone (Bye bye)
For so many years

Father snores as his wife gets into her dressing gown
Picks up the letter that's lying there
Standing alone at the top of the stairs
She breaks down and cries to her husband
"Daddy, our baby's gone"
Why would she treat us so thoughtlessly?
How could she do this to me?

She (We never thought of ourselves)
Is leaving (Never a thought for ourselves)
Home (We struggled hard all our lives to get by)
She's leaving home after living alone (Bye bye)
For so many years

Friday morning at nine o'clock
She is far away
Waiting to keep the appointment she made
Meeting a man from the motor trade

She (What did we do that was wrong?)
Is having (We didn't know it was wrong)
Fun (Fun is the one thing that money can't buy)
Something inside that was always denied (Bye bye)
For so many years

She's leaving home
Bye bye


Written by:

Paul McCartney (verse) and John Lennon (chorus).


  • Paul McCartney – double-tracked lead vocals
  • John Lennon – double-tracked lead
  • Mike Leander – string arrangement
  • George Martin – conductor, producer
  • Erich Gruenberg – violin
  • Derek Jacobs – violin
  • Trevor Williams – violin
  • Jose Luis García – violin
  • John Underwood – viola
  • Stephen Shingles – viola
  • Dennis Vigay – cello
  • Alan Dalziel – cello
  • Gordon Pearce – double bass
  • Sheila Bromberg – harp

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