Madman (song)

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Song by The Beatles
Released Unreleased
Recorded 1969
Genre Rock
Length 3:17
Writer John Lennon

"Madman" is an unfinished song by John Lennon and was recorded by The Beatles in January 1969 during studio sessions later identified as the "Let It Be" sessions.


Although the song was introduced during the sessions that would eventually become the Let It Be album, it apparently was never completed at that time. Of the two known recordings of the song during Beatles sessions, Lennon moves the lyrics around and alters its arrangement. A similarity between this song and Lennon's "Mean Mr. Mustard" from the Abbey Road album has been often noted.[1][2]



  1. ^ Sulpy, Doug; Schweighardt, Ray (1999). Get Back: The Unauthorized Chronicle of the Beatles' 'Let It Be' Disaster. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. pp. 201–2. ISBN 978-0-312-19981-4. 
  2. ^ Unterberger, Richie (2006). Unreleased Beatles Music and Film. San Francisco: Backbeat Books. pp. 232, 247–8. ISBN 978-0-87930-892-6.