Penny Lane

Words & Music:

John Lennon & Paul McCartney


      C                Am7            Dm7       G7/4

Penny Lane: there is a barber showing photographs

         C                 Am7         Cm

Of every head he's had the pleasure to know.

            Cm/A                Cm/Ab            G7/4

And all the people that come and go stop and say hello.


On the corner is a banker with a motorcar.

The little children laughed him behind his back.

        Cm/A                Cm/Ab       G7/4            F

And the banker never wears a mac in the pouring rain -- very strange!


      Bb            Bb/D           Eb

Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes.

Bb              Bb/D          Eb

Wet beneath the blue suburban skies I sit.  And meanwhile back...


In penny lane there is a fireman with an hourglass,

And in his pocket is a portrait of the Queen.

He likes to keep his fire engine clean.

It's a clean machine!




Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes.

A four of fish and finger pies in summer.  Meanwhile back...


Behind the shelter in the middle of the roundabout,

The pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray.

And though she feels as if she's in a play,

She is anyway.


Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes.  [repeat & out]


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