What would you do if I sang out of tune?
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song
I will try not to sing out of key

Oh, baby I get by (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
All I need is my buddies (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
I say I'm gonna get high (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
Oh yeah (Ooh)

What do I do when my love is away?
(Does it worry you to be alone?)
No no
How do I feel at the end of the day?
(Are you sad because you're on your own?)
I tell ya I don't get sad no more

(Ah, with a little help from my friends)
Gonna get by with my friends (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
Yeah yeah, I'm gonna try (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
Keep on getting high, oh Lord (Ooh)

(Do you need anybody?)
I need somebody to love
(Could it be anybody?)
All I need is someone
That's just where I'm going, yeah
Somebody knows that's where I'm showing

(Ah, with a little help from my friends)
Said I'm gonna make it with my friends (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
Oh, I'm gonna keep on trying (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
I'm gonna keep on trying (Ooh)

(Would you believe in a love at first sight?)
I'm certain it happens all the time, yeah
(What do you see when you turn out the light?)
I can't tell you but it sure feels like mine

(Ah, with a little help from my friends)
Don't you know I'm gonna make it with my friends? (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
I promised myself I'd get by (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
Said I'm gonna try and not work too hard (Ooh)

(Do you need anybody?)
Well I, yeah yeah yeah
(Could it be anybody?)
Oh there's gotta be somebody
Don't treat me wrong Lord
Oh yeah yeah

(Ah, with a little help from my friends)
Said I'm gonna get by with my friends, yeah (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
Oh, yes I'm gonna keep trying, now (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
Keep on trying with my friends (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
Oh, I'm never gonna stop there, oh (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
I'm gonna keep on trying, yeah yeah (Ah, with a little help from my friends)
I'm getting high, I'm gonna make time, oh Lord (Ooh)
Gonna get by with my friends
Oh, I'm gonna get on by, yes I'm gonna get on by, my Lord
I'm gonna tell them all about it, I'm gonna tell them all, yeah yeah

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With A Little Help From My Friends Lyrics as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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    I must agree with the above comment. Though the Beatles are undeniably awesome, I feel that this version adds more soul to the song. Listen to him scream! That man feels it. Plus, I like his tempo and phrasing better.
    tubgoaton June 13, 2005   Link
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    beatles cover. i remember it was the theme to "the wonder years".
    weezerific:cutleryon January 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    such a great song, yes it was def. the theme to the wonder years.
    LiveUrLifeon May 23, 2002   Link
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    yea, the wonder years was, and still is the best sit com. i mean you cant make a better sitcom than the wonder years. the song alone gave character to the sitcom
    njrockstarbanditon May 30, 2002   Link
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    I love this song. However, I like the Beatles(or Sgt Peppers as they call it) version of the song better. Ringo has a better more deep meaningful voice for it.
    Shortdude123on April 07, 2003   Link
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    the beatles said this was the only cover of any song that anybody ever did that they approved of and liked.
    HRslammRon April 16, 2003   Link
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    See this song in the WOODSTOCK DVD...it`s amazing!!!!!!! Joe Cocker has this deep voice and I think that the sgt peppers version doesn't feel right compared to Joe's version!!!!!
    dylanrockson February 01, 2005   Link
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    josephwolf; do you have anything meaningful to say? You've already posted that comment twice......Once under another song. Anyway I love this song. His voice is full of soul and I agree that his cover captures me moreso than the Beatles version.
    angelpawson February 24, 2006   Link
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    the woodstock version was amazing...
    crashkaboomon April 15, 2006   Link
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    Yeah, I love the fucking Beatles, but this is a better version of this song.
    doesntevenmatteron May 20, 2006   Link

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