Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

Release date: 01 June 1967

For the benefit of Mister Kite,
There will be a show tonight on trampoline.
The Hendersons will all be there, late of Pablo Fanque's fair;
What a scene.
Over men and horses, hoops and garters,
Lastly through a hog'shead of real fire.
In this way Mister K. will challenge the world!

The celebrated Mister K.,
Performs his feat on Saturday at Bishopsgate.
The Hendersons will dance and sing
As Mister Kite flies through the ring; don't be late.
Mess'rs K. and H. assure the public
Their production will be second to none
And of course, Henry, The Horse, dances the waltz!

The band begins at ten to six
When Mister K. performs his tricks without a sound.
And Mister H. will demonstrate
Ten somersets he'll undertake on solid ground.
Having been some days in preparation,
A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
And tonight Mister Kite is topping the bill.

"Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"
Song by the Beatles from the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Released 1 June 1967
Recorded 17 and 20 February and 28, 29, 31 March 1967
Genre Psychedelic rock, circus music, experimental rock
Length 2:37
Label Parlophone
Writer Lennon-McCartney
Producer George Martin
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band track listing
13 tracks
Side one
  1. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
  2. "With a Little Help from My Friends"
  3. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
  4. "Getting Better"
  5. "Fixing a Hole"
  6. "She's Leaving Home"
  7. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"
Side two
  1. "Within You Without You"
  2. "When I'm Sixty-Four"
  3. "Lovely Rita"
  4. "Good Morning Good Morning"
  5. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"
  6. "A Day in the Life"

"Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" is a song from the 1967 album by the Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was written and composed by John Lennon, but the song is credited to Lennon-McCartney.

©1967 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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