Your Mother Should Know (Lennon/McCartney)

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Your Mother Should Know (Lennon/McCartney)


“I wrote it in Cavendish Avenue on the harmonium I have in the dining room there. My Aunty Jin and Uncle Harry and a couple of relatives were staying and they were in the living room just across the hall, so I just went to the dining room and spent a few hours with the door open with them listening. And I suppose because of the family atmosphere Your Mother Should Know came in. It’s a very music-hall kind of thing, probably influenced by the fact that my Aunty Jin was in the house.” – Paul

“The big prop was that great big staircase that we danced down, that was where all the money went: in that particular shot on that big staircase. I said, ‘Sod it, you’ve got to have the Busby Berkeley ending,’ and it is a good sequence. Just the fact of John dancing, which he did readily. You can see by the fun expression on his face that he wasn’t forced into anything.” – Paul, on the use of Your Mother Should Know in the film Magical Mystery Tour


  • Paul McCartney – lead and backing vocals, piano, bass guitar
  • John Lennon – backing vocals, Hammond organ
  • George Harrison – backing vocals, guitar
  • Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine

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