Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

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"Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey"
Song by the Beatles from the album The Beatles
Released 22 November 1968
Recorded 27 June & 1 July 1968
Genre Hard rock[1]
Length 2:24
Label Apple Records
Writer Lennon–McCartney
Producer George Martin
The Beatles track listing

"Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey" is a song written by John Lennon (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and performed by the Beatles on their 1968 album The Beatles, also known as "The White Album". It is the longest title of any song released by the group.


An unreleased demo of the song, recorded in George Harrison's Esher home in May 1968, features all-acoustic instrumentation, and a vocal sung an octave lower than the released version. The released version of the song was recorded at Abbey Road Studios on 27 June 1968, and an overdub session on 1 July.[2]

Cover versions[edit]

  • Fats Domino covered this song in 1969.
  • The Feelies did a cover of the song on their 1980 debut album Crazy Rhythms.
  • When Mojo released The White Album Recovered in 2008, part of a continuing series of CDs of Beatles albums covered track-by-track by modern artists, the track was covered by My Brightest Diamond.[3]


Personnel per Ian MacDonald[5] except as noted.



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