“Yeah, I’m the taxman, and you’re working for no one but me.”

Taxman isn’t one of the best known Beatles songs but it’s one of my favourites. It’s got a killer bass line (the Jam almost copied it on Start) and a potentially face melting guitar solo. Although it’s a George Harrison song, it was Paul rather than George who played the awesome guitar solo in the middle. Of course the lyrics remain as apt as ever. The whole thing goes something like this … (listen and watch on YouTube) – enjoy!

 

Let me tell you how it will be. There’s one for you, Nineteen for me,
‘Cause I’m the taxman. Yeah, I’m the taxman.
Should five percent Appear too small, Be thankful I don’t Take it all.
‘Cause I’m the taxman. Yeah, I’m the taxman.
If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street. If you drive to city, I’ll tax your seat.
If you get too cold,I’ll tax the heat. If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet.
Taxman! ‘Cause I’m the taxman. Yeah, I’m the taxman.
Don’t ask me what I want it for, If you don’t want to pay some more.
‘Cause I’m the taxman. Yeah, I’m the taxman.
And my advice to those who die. (Taxman!) Declare the pennies On your eyes. (Taxman!)
‘Cause I’m the taxman. Yeah, I’m the taxman,
And you’re working for no one but me. (Taxman!)

 

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