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The Beatles

Paperback Writer

23 Jun, 1966

PaperrainThe band releases Paperback Writer. The background vocal harmonies at the beginning of the third chorus are provided by Lennon and George Harrison who sing the title of the French nursery rhyme Frère Jacques in several slow incantations. These harmonies occur at a little over one minute into the track. Lennon:

I think I might have helped with some of the lyrics. Yes, I did. But it was mainly Paul’s tune.