A Spaniard in the Works

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A Spaniard in the Works
Spaniard lennon.jpg
Author John Lennon
Country England
Language English, Swedish
Genre Experimental fiction
Publisher Simon & Schuster, Buccaneer Books, Bakhåll
Publication date
24 June 1965
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 95 pp
ISBN 1-56849-299-5
OCLC 34089687
Preceded by In His Own Write
Followed by Skywriting by Word of Mouth

A Spaniard in the Works is a book by John Lennon, first published on 24 June 1965. The book consists of nonsensical stories and drawings similar to the style of his previous book, 1964's In His Own Write. [1] The name is a pun on the expression "a spanner in the works".[2]

CD release[edit]

The Swedish publishing house Bakhåll published the book in 1997 in an English and Swedish edition, together with a CD containing tracks with never before released Lennon pieces and interviews.

1997 CD track listing[edit]

  1. "My Life" (Lennon) 2:30
  2. "John Meets Yoko - Teacher/Pupil" (Lennon) 1:44
  3. "Dear John" (Lennon) 4:10
  4. "Cosmic Joke Number 9 / The Future Is Ours To See" (Lennon) 1:30
  5. "Lord, Take This Makeup Off Me" (Lennon) 2:18
  6. "Do It Yourself" (unknown) 1:13
  7. "Make Love Not War" (Lennon) 3:13
  8. "Groupies" (Lennon) 1:45
  9. "Here We Go Again" (Lennon/Spector) 2:57
  10. "What Does It Mean When You're Such A Pacifist That You Get Shot?" (Lennon) 0:57
  11. "His Spirit Is Still Around" (Yoko Ono) 0:46


  1. ^ Ulin, David L. (October 8, 2010). "Book review: 'In His Own Write' and 'A Spaniard in the Works' by John Lennon". LA Times. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ "50 Years of Beatles: John Lennon's 'In His Own Write'". Penn State News. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 

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