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Hey Jude by the Beatles


Hey Jude is a song by the English rock band the Beatles,. This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

Hey Jude by the Beatles

Level

Beginner and intermediate students.

Facts about the song

  • Song: Hey Jude
  • Date of release: 26 August 1968
  • Genre: Rock, pop
  • Lenght of the song: 7 minutes and 11 seconds.
  • Writer: Lennon–McCartney
  • Produced by: George Martin

Interesting information about the song

In 1968, John Lennon and his wife Cynthia Lennon separated because of John's affair with Yoko Ono. Soon afterwards, Paul McCartney drove out to visit Cynthia and Lennon's son, Julian. "We'd been very good friends for millions of years and I thought it was a bit much for them suddenly to be personae non gratae and out of my life," McCartney said. Cynthia Lennon recalled, "I was truly surprised when, one afternoon, Paul arrived on his own. I was touched by his obvious concern for our welfare ... On the journey down he composed 'Hey Jude' in the car. I will never forget Paul's gesture of care and concern in coming to see us."

The video

Official Music Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Eexpressions that may be useful to students:

  • Hey, Jude, don't make it bad
    Take a sad song and make it better
    Remember to let her into your heart
    Then you can start to make it better

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here