(1, 2, 3, 4)

It was twenty years ago today
Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play,
They've been going in and out of style,
But they're guaranteed to raise the smile,
So may I introduce to you,
The act you've known for all these years,
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

We're Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
We hope you will enjoy the show
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sit back and let the evening go
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

It's wonderful to be here,
It's certainly a thrill
You're such a lovely audience,
We'd like to take you home with us, we'd love to take you home

I don't really want to stop the show,
But I thought you might like to know,
That the singer's going to sing a song
And he wants you all to sing along,
So let me introduce to you
The one and only Billy Shears
And Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Oh ha ha
Yeah, dress down
I feel it, I feel it, I feel it
Oh baby now, I feel it, I feel it, I feel it
Baby, free now
Gotta be free now, gotta be free now, gotta be free
Don't like that
I think it'll probably be another day singing it
Yeah so just edit that then, it's nice
Yeah, and what you can do with the bits where you can't get it 'cause you haven't got enough breath
Just take over, yeah

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"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentA Day in the Life would be the encore, no? after they "officially" end the show- would make sense cause the best song(s) are often in the encore
    floating_eyeon June 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is the best of the two versions.
    SgtPepperLHCBon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Sgt. Pepper' needed something else for side 2 and it was Neil Aspinall that suggested to Paul that 'SPLHCB' be reprised. Shortly afterwards, John walked past Neil and said, "Nobody likes a smart-ass." Neil knew then that John liked the idea and it would happen.
    BeatleAnton July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI haven't got the lyrics close at hand right now - in fact, I don't have the lyrics too close at hand anywhere... but I'm sure that the point of the Reprise is that part of the lyrics are "We hope you have enjoyed the show", and not those as printed... gee, I'm good at picking holes, I know, but that's what carphology's for, just making a point.

    To have this song as a reprise, personally, I think, works very effectively, besides which, you've still got a track to come on the CD...
    Bobo192on March 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just have to say that this song rocks and I wish it was longer...
    arothmanmusicon April 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know what the whispering at the beginning right after the animal noises is???
    theused-tbs182on January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is way better than the original one, IMO.
    PinkFloydrulezon January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFrom the album, the lyrics are We hope you have enjoyed the show, not we hop you will enjoy the show. Rest is fine though
    Swishon May 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe whispering is just a crowd, and john lennon saying either "Hi" or "Bye" in a creepy upscale voice.
    scimitar_255on December 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have always considered that album as a show that an imaginary band (sgt. peppers....) has perfomed. so the first version was the opening song of the show and the 2nd one is setting the end of the show while the in-between songs are represinting the show itself .
    but the confusing thing is that "why did the song (a day in the life) come after the 2nd version and not before it "
    this means that it is not included in the show, is it?
    Does any body has a clue?
    lennon-mccartneyon May 03, 2006   Link

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