Penny Lane

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Penny Lane there is a barber showing photographs 
Of every head he's had the pleasure to know
And all the people that come and go
Stop and say "Hello"

On the corner is a banker with a motorcar,
And little children laugh at him behind his back
And the banker never wears a mac
In the pouring rain, very strange 

 Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes
 There beneath the blue suburban skies
I sit, and meanwhile back
In Penny Lane there is a fireman with an hourglass,
And in his pocket is a portrait of the Queen 
He likes to keep his fire engine clean,
It's a clean machine

 Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes
A four of fish and finger pies
In summer. Meanwhile back
 Behind the shelter in the middle of the roundabout 
The pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray
And though she feels as if she's in a play,
She is anyway 

In Penny Lane the barber shaves another customer,
We see the banker sitting waiting for a trim,
And then the fireman rushes in
From the pouring rain - very strange 

 Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes
 There beneath the blue suburban skies
I sit, and meanwhile back
 Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes
 There beneath the blue suburban skies
 Penny Lane!

Written by: JOHN LENNON, JOHN WINSTON LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY, PAUL JAMES MCCARTNEY

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