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   Ticket To Ride
by John T. Marck



Ticket To Ride

By Lennon, this song title has an interesting origin. First, it was sung during a skiing sequence in the film in Austria, which again, has nothing to do with the song. The origin of the title was that in Hamburg, Germany, prostitutes were required to have regular medical check-ups to insure that they were "okay." As a result, each girl, upon receiving this clean bill of health would be given a card to carry, attesting that they were medically fine. Lennon thought up the phase, "Ticket To Ride," to describe these girls and their respective 'cards." The song itself describes where a girl has taken a 'ride," out of his life. It was recorded on February 15, 1965.

I think I'm gonna be sad, I think it's today yeah

The girl that's driving me mad, is going away

She's got a ticket to ride, she's got a ticket to ride,

She's got a ticket to ride, but she don't care

She said that living with me, is bringing her down yeah

She would never be free, when I was around

She's got a ticket to ride, she's got a ticket to ride,

She's got a ticket to ride, but she don't care

I don't know why she's riding so high,

She ought to think twice

She ought to do right by me,

Before she gets to saying goodbye

She ought to think twice, she ought to do right by me

I think I'm gonna be sad, I think it's today yeah

The girl that's driving me mad, is going away yeah, ah

She's got a ticket to ride, she's got a ticket to ride,

She's got a ticket to ride

But she don't care

I don't know why she's riding so high,

She ought to think twice

She ought to do right by me,

Before she gets to saying goodbye

She ought to think twice, she ought to do right by me

She said that living with me, is bringing her down, yeah

She would never be free when I was around

She's got a ticket to ride, she's got a ticket to ride,

She's got a ticket to ride

But she don't care

My baby don't care, my baby don't care

My baby don't care, my baby don't care

My baby don't care, my baby don't care

NOTE: When "Ticket To Ride," was released as a single in America, its B-Side was a song by Lennon, titled "Yes It Is." It appears on The Beatles Past masters CD, Volume 1.

All lyrics contained herein are ©Copyright Northern Songs. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. The lyrics contained herein are for the sole use of educational reference for the readers of this article. All other uses are in violation of international copyright laws. This use for educational reference, falls under the "fair use" sections of U.S. copyright law. Copyright © John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author, or the registered copyright holders. Except as otherwise stated above, all information contained in this article, EXCEPT song titles, lyrics, and photographs © John T. Marck.

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