The Fool on the Hill ()
Author: Paul McCartney; Lead vocal: Paul McCartney

Day after day alone on the hill,
The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still,
But nobody wants to know him,
They can see that he's just a fool,
And he never gives an answer,
But the fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning around.

Well on his way his head in a cloud,
The man of a thousand voices talking percetly loud
But nobody ever hears him,
Or the sound he appears to make,
And he never seems to notice,
But the fool on the hill...
Nobody seems to like him
They can tell what he wants to do.
And he never shows his feelings,
But the fool on the hill...


Recorded: September 25, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 26, 1967 and October 20, 1967 (flutes)
John Lennon - harmonica, maracas
Paul McCartney - lead vocal, piano, double-tracked recorder, flute
George Harrison - lead guitar, harmonica
Ringo Starr - finger cymbals

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Other versions of the song

The Fool on the Hill (Demo)
The Fool on the Hill (Take 4)