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And Your Bird Can Sing

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"And Your Bird Can Sing"
Song by The Beatles
Album Revolver
Released 5 August 1966
Recorded Abbey Road Studios
26 April 1966
Genre Pop Rock
Length 2:01
Label Parlophone
Writer Lennon/McCartney
Producer George Martin
Revolver track listing
Another of my throwaways.

—John Lennon, Playboy Interviews, 1980

Another horror.

—John Lennon, Hit Parader, 1972

We wrote [the duet] at the session and learned it on the spot — but it was thought out. George learned it, then I learned the harmony to it, then we sat and played it.

—Paul McCartney, Musician Magazine, May 1990

I think it was Paul and me, or maybe John and me, playing (guitars) in harmony — quite a complicated little line that goes through the middle-eight.

—George Harrison, Guitar Player Magazine Interview, 1987

One of my favorites on the Anthology is, 'And Your Bird Can Sing,' which is a nice song, but this take of it was one we couldn't use at the time. John and I got a fit of the giggles while we were doing the double-track. You couldn't have released it at the time. But now you can. Sounds great just hearing us lose it on a take.

—Paul McCartney, 1994

'And Your Bird Can Sing' was John's song. I suspect that I helped with the verses because the songs were nearly always written without second and third verses. I seem to remember working on that middle eight with him but it's John's song, 80-20 to John.

—Paul McCartney, Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now, Barry Miles, 1997

Have a listen + lyrics


Great outtake with giggling all the way through!


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