Good Morning, Good Morning Lyrics


Nothing to do to save his life call his wife in
Nothing to say but what a day how's your boy been
Nothing to do it's up to you
I've got nothing to say but it's O.K.
Good morning, good morning...
Going to work don't want to go feeling low down
Heading for home you start to roam then you're in town
Everybody knows there's nothing doing
Everything is closed it's like a ruin
Everyone you see is half asleep.
And you're on your own you're in the street
Good morning, good morning...
After a while you start to smile now you feel cool.
Then you decide to take a walk by the old school.
Nothing has changed it's still the same
I've got nothing to say but it's O.K.
Good morning, good morning...
People running round it's five o'clock.
Everywhere in town is getting dark.
Everyone you see is full of life.
It's time for tea and meet the wife.
Somebody needs to know the time, glad that I'm here.
Watching the skirts you start to flirt now you're in gear.
Go to a show you hope she goes.
I've got nothing to say but it's O.K.
Good morning, good morning...

Lead Singer: John

Recording: 2/8/67, 2/16/67, 3/13/67, 3/28/67, 3/29/67
Mixing: 3/29/67, 4/19/67
Length: 2:35
Take: 10


Whole Song
Throughout the song, the right channel contains soft drum beats, ostensibly used to direct the brass instruments. There are also hand claps.
"Hah!" (left ear)
Edit in vocals, made audible by a cut off deep breath.
Sound, right
0:30-0:32 * NEW *
Two shouts, left, under main vocals
Someone grunts after sax stops playing (right)
Someone (John?) yelling "Lookout Lookout!" when the horses run by. Maybe this is John shouting "Good, Good!"
Where the "Good Morning" vocals fade out,there is an audible click as the vocals/brass stop. Just before this a voice, very quiet, says "Turn it off" (Right ear)

John Lennon watched a lot of TV. He wrote this after hearing "Good Morning, Good Morning" in an ad for Corn Flakes.
The animal sounds were dubbed in from a sound effects disc.
George Martin edited the chicken at the end to go right into the guitar of the Sgt. Pepper reprise. One of the innovations of the album was the songs blending together.
Lennon: "It's a throwaway, a piece of garbage."
Lennon's lyric "meet the wife" came from a TV listing for a show with that title.
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