- Published on 1966
- Author: Lennon/McCartney
- Track 5 on “Revolver”
What the Beatles said about “Here, There And Everywhere”
JOHN 1972: “This was a great one of his.”
JOHN 1980: “That’s Paul’s song completely, I believe. And one of my favorite songs of the Beatles.”
PAUL 1984: “I wrote that by John’s pool one day. When we were working together, sometimes he came in to see me. But mainly, I went out to see him.”
PAUL circa-1994: “‘Here, There and Everywhere’ has a couple of interesting structural points about it… each verse takes a word. ‘Here’ discusses here, Next verse, ‘there’ discusses there, then it pulls it all together in the last verse with ‘everywhere.’ …John might have helped with a few last words.”
Info about “Here, There And Everywhere”
A love ballad, it was written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. McCartney includes it among his personal favourites of the songs he has written. In 2000, Mojo ranked it 4th in the magazine’s list of the greatest songs of all time.
McCartney began writing “Here, There and Everywhere” at Lennon’s house in Weybridge, in early June, while waiting for Lennon to wake up. McCartney recalled: “I sat out by the pool on one of the sun chairs with my guitar and started strumming in E. And soon had a few chords, and I think by the time he’d woken up, I had pretty much written the song, so we took it indoors and finished it up.”
When discussing his song “Here, There and Everywhere”, McCartney has often cited the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows”, his favourite pop song of all time, as a source of inspiration. In 1990, McCartney told Beach Boys biographer David Leaf that it was “just the introduction that’s influenced [by the Beach Boys]”, referring to the harmonies he and Lennon devised for the opening lines of “Here, There and Everywhere”. McCartney added that, with this style of introduction, they wanted to capture the “old-fashioned” idea of a preamble to the song.
- Paul McCartney – double-tracked lead vocals, rhythm guitar, bass, finger-snaps
- John Lennon – backing vocals, finger-snaps
- George Harrison – lead guitar, backing vocals, finger-snaps
- Ringo Starr – drums, finger-snaps