"Maggie Mae" as written by John Lennon, Paul James Mccartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr....
Oh dirty Maggie Mae they have taken her away
And she never walk down Lime Street any more
Oh the judge he guilty found her
For robbing a homeward bounder
That dirty no good robbin' Maggie Mae
To the port of Liverpool
They returned me to
Two pounds ten a week, that was my pay


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"Maggie Mae" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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    General CommentThis is actually just a cover of a trad liverpool song, of which many references were made during the Get Back/Let It Be sessions. You can hear John frequently quoting trad song lines at the end and beginning of takes (Oh danny boy... etc) on both the live rooftop set and in the session tapes.
    Richrachrochon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti like its simplicity. im glad its on the let it be album because it gives a bit of comic releif to the albums line up. some things have to be fun.
    apple scruffon July 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song, even though it is only about a minute long.
    Also, does anyone else think its about a prostitute that got arrested?
    reubenatoron December 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI enjoy the song as well. If anyone has seen the movie that was on NBC (I think that's the right network!) in 2000 for the 20th anniversary of John's passing, they use this song in it. The movie portrays John and the Beatles' lives from when John meets up with Paul at the Garden Fete through when they find out about being on the Ed Sullivan show in America. Obviously they leave out gaps of stuff because that's a long time frame, but he learns guitar from his mother to this song... I found that interesting.
    EyeMtheWalruson April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really liek this song, too. And, reubenator, I also think it is a prostitute who got arrested. I mean, she'll never walk down limestreet anymore? I think that is pretty much talking about a prostitute.
    HeyJude91on July 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis was an original Liverpool folk song, the original words can be found here myweb.tiscali.co.uk/gerry.jones/…
    Birstallon September 14, 2007   Link

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