She's Leaving Home
The Beatles
Beatles 1967 Sgt Peppers LP

Wednesday morning at five o'clock as the day begins
Silently closing her bedroom door
Leaving the note that she hoped would say more
She goes downstairs to the kitchen
Clutching her handkerchief

Peak Chart Position
  • the song was not released as a single - no chart rank
  • from the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
  • as with "Eleanor Rigby," "She's Leaving Home" did not feature any musical instruments played by The Beatles, only their vocals; it had a string backing, with a harp, violins, violas, cellos and a double bass
  • the string arrangement was written by Mike Leander; this is the only score written by someone other than George Martin during the entire period Martin worked with The Beatles
  • on the record:
       Paul McCartney- lead vocals, backing vocals
       John Lennon- vocals, backing vocals
       Erich Gruenberg, Derek Jacobs, Trevor Williams, José Luis Garcia- violin
       John Underwood, Stephen Shingles- viola
       Dennis Vigay, Alan Dalziel- cello
       Gordon Pearce- double bass
       Sheila Bromberg- harp
  • written by Paul McCartney, credited to Lennon / McCartney
  • McCartney was inspired by a story in the Daily Mail about a teenage runaway
  • produced by George Martin 
  • recorded March 17, 1967 at Abbey Road Studios, London
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