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The Beatles - Hey Bulldog (Promo video)

The song was released on their 1969 soundtrack album Yellow Submarine. Credited to Lennon–McCartney but written primarily by John Lennon, it was finished in the studio by Lennon and McCartney. "Hey Bulldog" was recorded during the filming of the "Lady Madonna" promotional video, and, like "Lady Madonna", is one of the few Beatles songs based on a piano riff. It had a working title of "You Can Talk To Me".

Initially a relatively overlooked song in the Beatles' catalogue, "Hey Bulldog" has since been reappraised by a number of critics and musicians as one of the band's best rockers. In 2018, the music staff of Time Out London ranked "Hey Bulldog" at number 27 on their list of the best Beatles songs.


Sheepdog, standing in the rain

Bullfrog, doing it again

Some kind of happiness is

Measured out in miles

What makes you think you're

Something special when you smile

Childlike no one understands

Jackknife in your sweaty hands

Some kind of innocence is

Measured out in years

You don't know what it's like

To listen to your fears

You can talk to me

You can talk to me

You can talk to me

If you're lonely, you can talk to me

Big man (yeah) walking in the park

Wigwam frightened of the dark

Some kind of solitude is

Measured out in you

You think you know me, but you haven't got a clue

You can talk to me

You can talk to me

You can talk to me

If you're lonely, you can talk to me

Hey hey


Hey, bulldog (hey bulldog)


Hey, bulldog

Hey, bulldog

Hey, bulldog

Hey man

Whats up brother?


What do ya say

I say, roof

You know any more?

Ah ah (you got it, that's it, you had it)

That's it man, wo ho, that's it, you got it


Look at me man, I only had ten children

Ah ah ah ah ah ah ha ha ha ha

Quiet, quiet (ok)


Hey, bulldog, hey bulldog

Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul Mccartney

Hey Bulldog lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


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