Jet, Jet
Jet I can almost remember their funny faces
That time you told them you were going to marrying soon
And Jet I thought the only lonely place was the moon

Jet Jet Jet

Jet was your father as bold as the sergeant major
How come he told you that you were hardly old enough yet
And Jet I thought the major was a lady suffragette

Jet Jet Jet

Ah Mater want Jet to always love me
Ah Mater want Jet to always love me
Ah Mater, much later
Jet

And Jet I thought the major was a lady suffragette
Jet Jet

Ah Mater want Jet to always love me
Ah Mater want Jet to always love me
Ah Mater...much later

Jet with the wind in your hair
Of a thousand laces
Climb on the back and we'll go for a ride in the sky
And Jet I thought the major was a little lady suffragette

Jet-Jet-Jet
And Jet you know I thought you was a little lady suffragette
Jet
A little lady
My little lady, yes



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"Jet" as written by Bennie Benjamin, Harry Revel, George David Weiss

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  • +1
    General Comment:isn't he saying "ah mater"? as in the british variation of mother? that's what it sounds like and it would make more sense.
    glamorous*sunriseon May 17, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:I thought the lyrics were about a man in love with his dog (I heard this song was about a dog named Jet). I'll mate her - I want Jet to always love me. I'll mate her - much later.
    lorieon July 12, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song has never made any sense to me, but once you hear it live, you have to love it.
    RocktheVinylon May 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is completely insane, most of it doesnt make very good sense, and yet, its intriguing because it makes sense on some level of thinking...if you really think about it. I personally think that Paul is singing about a girl (Jet) who just wants to be free.....but its a good song anyway, even if the meaning is vague.
    NataliesADDICTIONon February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is about Paul's dog, Jet who he had after Martha. From the words of Sir Paul himself.
    Tempus Fugiton March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Yep, Jet was his dog. Although it's sung to sound like a girl. Actually, I think the first poster is correct, (not about the universe part), but that there mostly silly lyrics thrown together to sound good. It's one of McCartney's strong points (other examples would be Uncle Albert, Monkberry Moon Delight, Big Barn Bed, The Pound is Sinking, even Band of the Run, etc.)
    Digi-Gon June 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this song is about pauls dog, but could be taken as another song towards john. " Can Almost Remember Their Funny Faces
    That Time You Told Me That
    You Were Going To Be Marrying Soon." - Talking about when John and Yoko were going to get married.

    "With The Wind In Your Hair Of A Thousand Laces.
    Climb On The Back And We'll
    Go For A Ride In The Sky" - Talking of Johns long hair at the time, Climbing on Pauls back as if paul carried john through their career, and going for a ride in the sky, refering to Lucy in the sky....But its simply about a dog.
    underoath_55on July 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I always thought he was singing to Linda, I thought maybe that was his nickname for her and the one part he was saying: "I'll Mate Her.... Much Later". I guess that line could be sang about a dog too!!
    jokingkongon September 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:the songs about pauls dog, but also makes references to david bowie. "And Jet, I Thought The Major
    Was A Lady Suffragette." that part refers to Paul thinking david bowie looked like a girl, then saying suffragette as in bowies popular song "suffragette city". David bowie made a song back saying something about "Put back on your red sciffle shoes or something making fun of pauls music. theres also some background vocals in Bowies song that sound alot like john lennon, which could be since they were good friends. John sings on Bowies "Fame" which he is credited then hes uncredited on "Chanes" and a few more.
    underoath_55on October 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:A couple fixes here in the lyrics: "Matter" should indeed be changed to "Mater" (meaning 'Mother') and "with the wind in your hair of a thousand laces" should be "with the wind in your hair of a thousand mesas," meaning that Jet is a big traveler.
    PencilNeckedGeekon November 05, 2006   Link

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