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Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

Composer(s) : Lennon and McCartney
Year : 1967

Alan W. Pollack 's "Notes On" Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!


(Capo: 3rd. fret)

____Intro:

 G  F#7  Bm  E

____Verse: 1

         Am          Eaug
 For the benefit of Mr. Kite
 G                 Bm            E
 there will be a show tonight on trampoline
     Am              Eaug
 The Hendersons will all be there
 G             Bm           F#
 late of Pablo Fanques Fair-what a scene
      Bm              Bm/A
 Over men and horses, hoops and garters
 G                 F#7         Bm    Bm/A  Bm/G  Bm/F#
 lastly through a hog'shead of real fire!
         G       F#                    Bm  Bm/A  Bm/G  Bm/F#
 in this way Mr. K. will challenge the world!
 Em  F#7  Bm  E

____Verse: 2

     Am          Eaug
 The celebrated Mr. K.
    G                 Bm          E
 performs his feat on Saturday at Bishopsgate
     Am              Eaug
 The Hendersons will dance and sing
    G             Bm               F#
 as Mr. Kite flys through the ring don't be late
         Bm         Bm/A
 Messrs. K and H. assure the public
 G                F#7               Bm  Bm/A  Bm/G  Bm/F#
 their production will be second to none
        G                F#              ^Bm (^ = 3/4 time)
 And of course Henry The Horse dances the waltz!

____Whirling Circus Waltz Music: 3/4 time

 Daug  A  F#________________
 Bm  Daug  A  G#
 C#m  C#m7  A  G#  
 C#m  C#m7  A  G#aug  C#m  E

____Verse: 3

     Am             Eaug
 The band begins at ten to six
      G         Bm                   E
 when Mr. K. performs his tricks without a sound
     Am          Eaug
 and Mr. H. will demonstrate
     G                Bm           F#
 ten summersets he'll undertake on solid ground
        Bm                Bm/A
 Having been some days in preparation
   G                F#7            Bm  Bm/A  Bm/G  Bm/F#
 A splendid time is guaranteed for all
       G         F#                  Bm
 And tonight Mr. Kite is topping the bill.

____Coda:

 Em  F#sus  F#7
 Bm  F#aug  A  C#m  F#7
 Bm  F#aug  A  C#m  G#
 C#m________A  G#
 C#m________A  G#
 C#m  C#m7  A  G#
 C#m  C#m7  A  G#  C#m




Ook op Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band:

ChordsNotes On
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
With a Little Help from My Friends With a Little Help from My Friends
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Getting Better Getting Better
Fixing a Hole Fixing a Hole
She's Leaving Home She's Leaving Home
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Within You Without You Within You Without You
When I'm Sixty-Four When I'm Sixty-Four
Lovely Rita Lovely Rita
Good Morning Good Morning Good Morning Good Morning
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
A Day in the Life A Day in the Life

Ook op Anthology 2:

ChordsNotes On
Real Love Real Love
Yes It Is (Takes 2 & 14)
I'm Down (Take 1)
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (Takes 1, 2 & 5)
If You've Got Trouble (Take 1)
That Means A Lot (Take 1)
Yesterday (Take 1)
It's Only Love (Takes 2 & 3)
I Feel Fine (Live At Blackpool Night Out)
Ticket To Ride (Live At Blackpool Night Out)
Yesterday (Live At Blackpool Night Out)
Help! (Live At Blackpool Night Out)
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (Live At Shea Stadium)
Norwegian Wood (this Bird Has Flown) Take 1
I'm Looking Through You (Take 1)
12_bar Original (Edited Take 2)
Tomorrow Never Knows (Take 1)
Got To Get You Into My Life (Take 5)
And Your Bird Can Sing (Take 2)
Taxman (Take 11)
Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only)
I'm Only Sleeping (Rehearsal)
I'm Only Sleeping (Take 1)
Rock & Roll Music (Live At Nippon Budokan Hall)
She's A Woman (Live At Nippon Budokan Hall)
Strawberry Fields Forever (Home Demo)
Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 1)
Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 7 + edit piece)
Penny Lane (Take 9 Horn Overdub)
A Day In The Life (Takes 1, 2, 6 & Orchestra)
Good Morning Good Morning (Take 8)
Only A Northern Song (Takes 3 & 12)
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Takes 1 and 2)
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Takes 6, 7 & 8)
Within You Without You (Instrumental)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) (Take 5)
You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
I Am The Walrus (Take 16)
The Fool On The Hill (Demo)
Your Mother Should Know (Take 27)
The Fool On The Hill (Take 4)
Hello Goodbye (Take 16)
Lady Madonna (Takes 3 & 4)
Across The Universe (Take 2)

Ook op Anthology 2:

ChordsNotes On
Real Love Real Love
Yes It Is (Takes 2 & 14)
I'm Down (Take 1)
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (Takes 1, 2 & 5)
If You've Got Trouble (Take 1)
That Means A Lot (Take 1)
Yesterday (Take 1)
It's Only Love (Takes 2 & 3)
I Feel Fine (Live At Blackpool Night Out)
Ticket To Ride (Live At Blackpool Night Out)
Yesterday (Live At Blackpool Night Out)
Help! (Live At Blackpool Night Out)
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (Live At Shea Stadium)
Norwegian Wood (this Bird Has Flown) Take 1
I'm Looking Through You (Take 1)
12_bar Original (Edited Take 2)
Tomorrow Never Knows (Take 1)
Got To Get You Into My Life (Take 5)
And Your Bird Can Sing (Take 2)
Taxman (Take 11)
Eleanor Rigby (Strings Only)
I'm Only Sleeping (Rehearsal)
I'm Only Sleeping (Take 1)
Rock & Roll Music (Live At Nippon Budokan Hall)
She's A Woman (Live At Nippon Budokan Hall)
Strawberry Fields Forever (Home Demo)
Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 1)
Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 7 + edit piece)
Penny Lane (Take 9 Horn Overdub)
A Day In The Life (Takes 1, 2, 6 & Orchestra)
Good Morning Good Morning (Take 8)
Only A Northern Song (Takes 3 & 12)
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (Takes 1 and 2)
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Takes 6, 7 & 8)
Within You Without You (Instrumental)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) (Take 5)
You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
I Am The Walrus (Take 16)
The Fool On The Hill (Demo)
Your Mother Should Know (Take 27)
The Fool On The Hill (Take 4)
Hello Goodbye (Take 16)
Lady Madonna (Takes 3 & 4)
Across The Universe (Take 2)

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