The Fool On The Hill (Lennon/McCartney)

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The Fool On The Hill (Lennon/McCartney)

Quotes

“‘Fool on the Hill’ was mine and I think I was writing about someone like Maharishi. His detractors called him a fool. Because of his giggle he wasn’t taken too seriously … I was sitting at the piano at my father’s house in Liverpool hitting a D 6th chord, and I made up ‘Fool on the Hill.'” – Paul McCartney

“Now that’s Paul. Another good lyric. Shows he’s capable of writing complete songs.” – John Lennon

Personnel

  • Paul McCartney – vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, recorder, bass, penny whistle
  • John Lennon – harmonica, Jew’s harp
  • George Harrison – 12-string acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • Ringo Starr – drums, maracas, finger cymbals
  • Christopher Taylor, Richard Taylor, Jack Ellory – flutes

Release history