Well, you should see Polythene Pam
She's so good-looking but she looks like a man
Well, you should see her in drag dressed in her polythene bag
Yes, you should see Polythene Pam
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Get a dose of her in jackboots and kilt
She's killer-diller when she's dressed to the hilt
She's the kind of a girl that makes the "News of the World"
Yes, you could say she was attractively built
Yeah, yeah, yeah

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  • +2
    General CommentPolythene Pam was really Pat Dawson née Hodgett, a Beatles' fan who used to hang around with the group and eat polythene. But she never dressed in these, as this was taken from an incident involving a girl named Stephanie, whom John met in the Channel Islands on tour in August 63.
    Bobo192on March 09, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIf a guitar could laugh
    it would sound like the guitar part in this song.
    This song is hilarious and somehow the Beatles can convey this through their instruments.

    Also, to reply to a comment that 'Robbie190' made almost five years ago...
    The lyrics of a song don't necessarily have to reflect the attitudes of the singer or the writer.
    cerberusalphaon January 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentrockin' tune, hands down...woulda been tremendous live...'specially if they played the whole 'sun king medley' together...
    perhaps the whole 'looks like a man' part is just refering to her being muscular? or her attitude maybe? i dunno... I just can't see this character being a transexual...and how would that tie in with the mean mr mustard character?
    deadeyeduckon June 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have always loved the Abbey Road album, this song is funny as hell. I didn't know what the lyrics were, but I have always liked it.
    PTCGAZon December 31, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about a girl that john once met that "like to have perverted sex in polythene bags". interesting...good song though.
    weezerific:cutleryon January 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the last lines,

    "get a dose of jer in jackboots and kilt
    she's killer diller when she's dressed to the hilt.
    she's the kind of a girl that makes the
    New of the World
    Yes you could say she was attractively built."

    its amazing that four poor, uneducated kids from liverpool could make so many comments on and subtle references to history and socioeconomics.
    the "News of the World" is just one in a million.
    rita meteron November 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the way John puts on a very broad scouse accent to sing this song, brilliant. Ilove the Abbey Road album, the second half is almost life a Floyd record
    scouselukeon August 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's actually the third song in the Sun King Medley off of the album Abbey Road.
    kfe2on February 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIsn't it about a transexual?
    Simmeron March 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIsn't it about a transexual?
    Simmeron March 03, 2006   Link

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