Crippled Inside

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"Crippled Inside"
Song by John Lennon
from the album Imagine
Released9 September 1971 (US)
8 October 1971 (UK)
Recorded26 May 1971 - 5 July 1971
GenreFolk rock
Songwriter(s)John Lennon
Producer(s)John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Phil Spector

"Crippled Inside" is a song written and performed by John Lennon from his 1971 album Imagine.


Lennon recorded "Crippled Inside" on 26 May 1971 at Ascot Sound Studios, during the sessions for his Imagine album. [1] Robert Christgau believed its "good-time ricky-tick" rhythm lent the song a "folk-rock in disguise" identity.[2]


The jam band Widespread Panic covered the song a number of times during their Summer 2007 Tour, with the band contributing a version to the benefit album Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur.

The song was performed on the US television show The Voice by Blake Shelton and his team, in April 2017.



  1. ^ Madinger, Chip; Raile, Scott (2015). LENNONOLOGY Strange Days Indeed - A Scrapbook Of Madness. Chesterfield, MO: Open Your Books, LLC. p. 239. ISBN 978-1-63110-175-5.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "John Lennon: Imagine". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 0899190251. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Interview with John Tout, May 1998".

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