Song of the Day #2,890: ‘Maggie Mae’ – The Beatles

letitbeI debated whether today’s random selection should qualify as a Song of the Day, given that it’s just a truncated snippet. But I decided it’s an interesting enough snippet to warrant a post.

‘Maggie Mae’ (usually spelled ‘Maggie May’) is a Liverpool folk song that a teenaged John Lennon played with The Quarrymen. The Beatles gave it a smirking turn during the sessions that became Let It Be and the result was captured in this 40-second clip that closes out Side One.

Oh dirty Maggie Mae they have taken her away
And she never walk down Lime Street anymore
Oh the judge he guilty found her for robbing a homeward bounder
That dirty no good robbing Maggie Mae
This is a part of Liverpool, they returned me to
Two pounds ten a week, that was my pay

One thought on “Song of the Day #2,890: ‘Maggie Mae’ – The Beatles

  1. Dana says:

    This may be your shortest SOTD.😄

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