- Published on 1966
- Author: Lennon/McCartney
- Track 5 on “Revolver“
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.”
About “Here, There And Everywhere”
“Here, There and Everywhere” was primarily written by Paul McCartney with input from John Lennon. 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.
It was released on the 1966 album “Revolver,” which is considered one of the band’s masterpieces. The track is the fifth on the album and is known for its soft, melodic style, featuring intricate vocal harmonies that were characteristic of The Beatles’ sound.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, the song is noted for its meticulous production, with layered vocal harmonies and a lush arrangement. It received widespread critical acclaim and is often regarded as one of McCartney’s finest compositions. It has been covered by numerous artists over the years and is considered a classic in popular music.
“Here, There and Everywhere” holds a significant place in the cultural lexicon and has been featured in various movies, television shows, and commercials. Its enduring popularity showcases its status as a timeless and emotionally resonant piece of music. Artists such as Frank Sinatra, Emmylou Harris, and Celine Dion have all covered the song, further demonstrating its universal appeal.
Meaning of “Here, There And Everywhere”
The meaning of the song is essentially a declaration of love and devotion. McCartney wrote it as a tribute to his then-girlfriend (and later, wife), Jane Asher. The lyrics express a deep and abiding love that is not confined by time or place, suggesting that the sentiment is present “here, there, and everywhere.”
The song’s lyrics evoke a sense of enduring love that transcends physical boundaries, emphasizing a feeling of being surrounded by the presence of the loved one no matter where one is. The gentle, timeless quality of the music and lyrics contribute to the universal appeal of the song. It has been covered by many artists and is considered a classic of The Beatles’ catalog.
- 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