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Hey Jude
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Hey Jude

The Beatles
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Song meaning of Hey Jude by The Beatles, and what it is about


The Beatles' longest song in the United States, at seven minutes and 11 seconds, spent nine weeks at the top of the charts.


Producer George Martin complained about the length during the recording sessions, saying DJs wouldn't play the song. If it's us, they will, John Lennon retorted.


While travelling to see Julian and Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon's soon-to-be ex-wife, Paul McCartney composed "Hey Jude" in June 1968. McCartney recently remarked that the song's opening lines were "a hopeful message for Julian: Come on, dude, your parents got split. You won't be happy, I know, but you'll be OK.


Jud from the musical Oklahoma served as inspiration for McCartney when he altered "Jules" to "Jude"


Song lyrics of Hey Jude by The Beatles


Hey, Jude, don't make it bad

Take a sad song and make it better

Remember to let her into your heart

Then you can start to make it better

 

Hey, Jude, don't be afraid

You were made to go out and get her

The minute you let her under your skin

Then you begin to make it better

 

And anytime you feel the pain,

Hey, Jude, refrain

Don't carry the world upon your shoulders

For well you know that it's a fool

Who plays it cool

By making his world a little colder

 

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah nah

 

Hey, Jude, don't let me down

You have found her, now go and get her

Remember to let her into your heart

Then you can start to make it better

 

So let it out and let it in,

Hey, Jude, begin

You're waiting for someone to perform with

And don't you know that it's just you,

Hey, Jude, you'll do

The movement you need is on your shoulder

 

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah nah yeah

 

Hey, Jude, don't make it bad

Take a sad song and make it better

Remember to let her under your skin

Then you'll begin to make it better, better, better, better, better... oh!

 

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah nah,

Hey, Jude

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah nah,

Hey, Jude

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah nah,

Hey, Jude (Jude)

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah nah,

Hey, Jude (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah nah,

Hey, Jude

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah nah,

Hey, Jude (don't make it bad, Jude)

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah nah,

Hey, Jude (take a sad song and make it better)

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah nah,

Hey, Jude (oh, Jude)

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah nah,

Hey, Jude (Jude, hey, Jude, whoa)

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah nah,

Hey, Jude

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah nah,

Hey, Jude (ooh)

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah nah,

Hey, Jude

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah nah,

Hey, Jude

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah nah,

Hey, Jude

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah nah,

Hey, Jude

Nah, nah nah, nah nah, nah, nah, nah nah,

Hey, Jude [fade out]

Release Date

1968

Songwriter/s

Lennon–McCartney

Producer/s

George Martin

Label/s

Apple

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