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Paperback Writer

This song is by Herb Pedersen and appears on the album Southwest (1976).

Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look
It's based on a novel by a man named Lear
And I need a job so I want to be a paperback writer, paperback writer

It's a dirty story of a dirty man
And his clinging wife doesn't understand
His son is working for the Daily Mail
It's a steady job but he wants to be a paperback writer.

It's a thousand pages, give or take a few
I'll be writing more in a week or two
I can make it longer if you like the style
I can change it 'round and I want to be a paperback writer.

If you really like it you can have the rights
It could make a million for you overnight
If you must return it you can send it here
But I need a break and I want to be a paperback writer

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