Madman (song)

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Song by The Beatles
Released Unreleased
Recorded 14, 21 January 1969
Genre Rock
Length 3:17
Writer(s) John Lennon

"Madman" is an unfinished song by John Lennon that 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. Between 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 album Abbey Road 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.