Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite

Words & Music:

John Lennon & Paul McCartney


Bb    A7    Dm    G


        Cm         G        Bb              Dm              G

For the benefit of Mr. Kite there will be a show tonight on trampoline.

Cm                  G

The Hendersons will all be there

Bb            Dm              A

Late of Pablo FanquiÕs Fair - what a scene!

     Dm              Dm/C

Over men and horses, hoops and garters

Bb               A7               Dm 

Lastly through a hogshead of real fire!

        Bb       A                     Dm    Gm  A7  Dm  G

In this way, Mr. K. will challenge the world!


The celebrated Mr. K. performs his feat on Saturday at Bishopsgate.

The Hendersons will dance and sing.

As Mr. Kite flies through the ring - don't be late!

Messrs. K. and H. assure the public

Their production will be second to none.

        Bb                A                Dm    F+  C  A

And, of course, Henry The Horse dances the waltz!


Dm   F+   C   B   Em   B   Em   C   E7   B+   Em   G


The band begins at ten to six

When Mr. K. performs his tricks without a sound.

And Mr. H. will demonstrate

Ten summersets he'll undertake on solid ground.

We've been some days in preparation,

A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

And tonight Mr. Kite is topping the bill!


Gm   Asus4  A7

Dm   A+     C    Em   A7   Dm    A+  C   Em   B

E    C      B    Em   C    B

Em   Em/D   C    B    Em   Em/D  C   B   Em


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