Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Lennon/McCartney)

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Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Lennon/McCartney)


“No, it’s not about heroin. A gun magazine was sitting there with a smoking gun on the cover and an article that I never read inside called “Happiness Is a Warm Gun.” I took it right from there. I took it as the terrible idea of just having shot some animal…it was at the beginning of my relationship with Yoko and I was very sexually oriented then. When we weren’t in the studio, we were in bed…I call Yoko Mother or Madam just in an offhand way. The rest doesn’t mean anything. It’s just images of her.” – John Lennon, Playboy, 1980


  • John Lennon – lead vocal, electric guitar, backing vocal
  • Paul McCartney – bass guitar, backing vocal
  • George Harrison – lead guitar, backing vocal
  • Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine

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