"Sexy Sadie" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
Sexy Sadie, what have you done
You made a fool of everyone
You made a fool of everyone
Sexy Sadie, ooh, what have you done

Sexy Sadie, you broke the rules
You laid it down for all to see
You laid it down for all to see
Sexy Sadie, ooh, you broke the rules

One sunny day the world was waiting for a lover
She came along and turned on everyone
Sexy Sadie, the greatest of them all

Sexy Sadie, how did you know
The world was waiting just for you
The world was waiting just for you
Sexy Sadie, ooh, how did you know

Sexy Sadie, you'll get yours yet
However big you think you are
However big you think you are
Sexy Sadie, ooh, you'll get yours yet

We gave her everything we owned just to sit at her table
Just a smile would lighten everything
Sexy Sadie, she's the latest and the greatest of them all

She made a fool of everyone
Sexy Sadie

However big you think you are
Sexy Sadie


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"Sexy Sadie" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +4
    General Commentjohn wrote this about the maharishi, after the whole group was feeling disillusioned and bitter. cept he changed the name.
    ramblingfoolon January 20, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Commentok, and i did just say "wowzers"
    sorry about that, lol.
    Azdnumis210on April 17, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentCorrect. He knew he couldn't be obvious in his lyrics meant for the Maharishi, so he covered it up and called it "Sexy Sadie." By the way, I love the name Sadie. It's been growing on me lately, probably because of this song.
    missbinnyon July 18, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThat's how I sing it anyways...
    SexieSadieon June 08, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song may be true, but the true story of Maharishi and the beatles are personal... Paul and George have made recent trips to visit Maharishi ..


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    this is from the the times of india
    timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/…

    ...Chopra said after some prodding: "The Beatles — along with their entourage, which included Mia Farrow — were doing drugs, taking LSD, at Maharishi's ashram, and he lost his temper with them. He asked them to leave, and they did in a huff. But when they went to the US, John Lennon gave an interview on the Johnny Carson show, accusing Maharishi of being a dirty old man. Later, Lennon also wrote a satirical song about Maharishi, which went: Sexy Sadie, what have you done/you made a fool of everyone."

    .....In September 1991, Harrison asked Chopra to set up a meeting with Maharishi, which he did. "We got on to a chartered plane, which had just dropped off Paul McCartney to Monte Carlo.

    George wrote a note to Paul, saying, "Guess whom we're going to meet", and signed it 'Jai Gurudev'. Then we flew to Vlodrop, in the Netherlands, where Maharishi was staying."

    It was an emotional meeting. As Chopra tells it, Harrison first presented Maharishi a rose. This was followed by a long silence.

    Then Maharishi asked, "How have you been?" George replied, "Some good things (have happened), some bad things."

    Then he added, "You must know about John being assassinated." Maharishi replied, "I was very sorry to hear about it."

    After some time, Harrison spoke. "I came to apologise," he said. "For what?" asked Maharishi. "You know for what," replied Harrison.

    "Tell Deepak the real story," said Maharishi. Harrison said, "I don't know about it 100%, but here's what I know transpired." And he narrated the incident about the Beatles being asked to leave.

    Did Maharishi harbour any bitterness towards the Beatles?

    Chopra smiled. "Part of the Beatles lore is that when they made their first appearance on American TV, on the Ed Sullivan show, there was no crime in the US for that one hour.

    Maharishi told us, 'When I heard this, I knew the Beatles were angels on earth. It doesn't matter what John said or did, I could never be upset with angels'. On hearing that, George broke down and wept."

    There was another long silence. Then Harrison told Maharishi, "I love you" and Maharishi responded, "I love you too."

    The two left, and Harrison later phoned Chopra and told him, "A huge karmic baggage has been lifted from me, because I didn't want to lie."
    peetuon February 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah its about the maharishi, but i think the way u can interpret this song is like, a fuckin girl that u liked, but was a bitch. and ur basically tellin her that she's gonna get hers. "...instant karma's gonna get you..."
    Bickleon August 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, except the Manson killings didn't happen until after the White Album was released, so the song has nothing to do with them.
    CopperForeveron February 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti named my pipe after this song, though it has nothing to do with smoking weed. When im high it sure does seem to relate to a pipe
    "you made of fool of everyone"
    "you layed it down for all to see"
    "you broke the rules"
    i love this song has to be the best on disk 2 for sure
    ultraviolet420on April 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat's wrong with singing "Maharishi, what have you done? You've made a fool of everyone" ??? It'd be great... ;)
    SexieSadieon June 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Maharishi was a con-man.
    orangebeakeron January 03, 2006   Link

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