Bad Boy ()
Author: Larry Williams; Lead vocal: John Lennon

A bad little kid moved in to my neighborhood
He won't do nothing right just sitting down and looks so good
He don't want to go to school and learn to read and write
Just sits around the house and plays that rock and roll music all night
Well, he put some tacks on teachers chair
Puts chewing gum in little girl's hair
Now, junior, behave yourself!

Buy every rock and roll book on the magazine stand
Every dime that he get-ooh is lost to the jukebox man
Well he worries his teacher till at night she's a-ready to poop
From rockin' and a-rollin', spinnin' in a hula hoop!
Well this rock and roll has gotta stop
Junior's head is hard as rock
Now, junior, behave yourself! ow!

(guitar solo)

Gonna tell your mama, you better do what she said
Get to the barber shop and get that hair cut off your head
Threw the canary and you fed it to the neighbors cat
You gave the cocker spaniel a bath in mother's laundromat
Well, mama's head has got to stop
Junior's head is hard as rock
Now, junior, behave yourself!


Recorded: May 10, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar, Hammond organ
Paul McCartney - bass guitar
George Harrison - lead guitar
Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine

This version of the song available on

UK albums
Rarities (1979)
US albums
Beatles VI (1965)