Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" Lyrics

by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

As Released by the Beatles (1967)

For the benefit of Mr. Kite
There will be a show tonight on trampoline.
The Hendersons will all be there
Late of Pablo Fanques Fair - what a scene.
Over men and horses, hoops and garters
Lastly through a hogshead of real fire
In this way Mr. K. will challenge the world.

The celebrated Mr. K.
Performs his feat on Saturday at Bishopsgate.
The Hendersons will dance and sing
As Mr. Kite flies through the ring - don't be late.
Messrs. K. and H. assure the public
Their production will be second to none
And of course Henry the Horse dances the waltz.

The band begins at ten to six
When Mr. K. performs his tricks - without a sound.
And Mr. H. will demonstrate
Ten somersets he'll undertake on solid ground.
Having been some days in preparation
A splendid time is guaranteed for all
And tonight Mr. Kite is topping the bill.

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