Mean Mister Mustard sleeps in the park
Shaves in the dark trying to save paper
Sleeps in a hole in the road
Saving up to buy some clothes
Keeps a ten-bob note up his nose
Such a mean old man
Such a mean old man

His sister Pam works in a shop
She never stops, she's a go-getter
Takes him out to look at the queen
Only place that he's ever been
Always shouts out something obscene
Such a dirty old man
Dirty old man



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"Mean Mr. Mustard" as written by John Lennon, Paul James Mccartney

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    General Comment:I love this song, and how this polythene pam and she came in thru the bathroom flow, I put the record on mean mr mustard and listen to the end of the album, best part of my day!!
    drgonzothxon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:i love this album... the songs are mosly so short. go beatles
    tieyourshoeson April 22, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:are polytheme pam and mean mr. mustard siblings?

    "his sister pam..."

    i agree drgonzothx, the second half of abbey road is phenomenal in that each song rolls right into the next.
    rita meteron November 17, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:I thought the 2nd half is just called the 'long medley". Probably started off with Because and ended with, well, "the end". This makes Abbey Road one of the greatest albums ever. It's the musical arrangement that makes it great.
    bugmenoton November 23, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:The second half is called "The Sun King Medley".
    ZoSo028on February 12, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:this song is too cool. i def. agree with drgonzothx, the whole end of the album just never gets old for me, i listen to it whenever life is crazy. it keeps me sane, this album means so much to me. that is all. haha
    alisonlm7on April 06, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:"His sister Pam" was added in(I think John's original lyric had her name as Shirley or something) to fit with the medley concept. So yeah, Mr. Mustard and Polythene Pam are siblings.

    I love the line "always shouts out something obscene." There are so many people like that, who just can't control themselves when they get caught up in a moment.
    bokononiston November 04, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:His sister Pam works in a shop,
    She never stops, she’s a go getter.

    so rhythmic musical
    coo2kachooon December 05, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:I think it was (stated on the anthology) as Cathy.

    "His sister Cathy works in a shop..."

    It just isn't the same.
    scimitar_255on December 15, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:"His sister Pam" was added in(I think John's original lyric had her name as Shirley or something) to fit with the medley concept. So yeah, Mr. Mustard and Polythene Pam are siblings

    actually just heard it on the anthology and it's "shelly"

    originally the last track, "her majesty" which is just a little tiny sound bit, was supposed to go between "Mr. Mustard" and "Polythene Pam". But I think the label decided to cut it for continuity so McCartney just tagged it on the end of Abbey Road. If you can program your CD player, you'll see how it fits between the two!
    tomautoon December 22, 2005   Link

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