For No One
The Beatles
Beatles 1966 Revolver LP

Your day breaks, your mind aches,
You find that all her words of kindness linger on,
When she no longer needs you

Peak Chart Position
  • the song was not released as a single - no chart rank
  • from the album Revolver (1966)
  • the song's working title was "Why Did It Die"
  • on the record:
       Paul McCartney- vocals, bass, piano, clavichord
       Ringo Starr- drums, tambourine, maracas
       Alan Civil- horn
  • John Lennon and George Harrison did not contribute to the recording
  • the French horn solo was played by Alan Civil, the principal horn player in the London Philharmonic
  • John Lennon has commented that "For No One" was one of his favorite McCartney songs- "a nice piece of work"
  • written by Paul McCartney, credited to Lennon/McCartney
  • McCartney recalls writing "For No One" at a ski resort in the Swiss Alps while on holiday with his then girlfriend Jane Asher - he was in Switzerland on his first skiing holiday after enjoying a bit of skiing during the filming of the Beatles second movie, Help!
  • produced by George Martin
  • engineered by Geoff Emerick
  • recorded on May 9, 16, 19, 1966 at Abbey Road Studios, London
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