The Beatles:Taxman Lyrics

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This song is featured in the video game The Beatles: Rock Band.
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April 17, 2007
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One, two, three, four (for you, nineteen for me)
One, two (one, two, three, four)

Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman

Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman

(If you drive a car, car)
I'll tax the street
(If you try to sit, sit)
I'll tax your seat
(If you get too cold, cold)
I'll tax the heat
(If you take a walk, walk)
I'll tax your feet

'Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman

Don't ask me what I want it for
(Ha, ha, Mr. Wilson)
If you don't want to pay some more
(Ha, ha, Mr. Heath)
'Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman

Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
'Cause I'm the taxman
Yeah, I'm the taxman
And you're working for no one but me (Taxman)

Written by:

George Harrison


  • John Lennon – tambourine, harmony vocal
  • Paul McCartney – lead guitar, bass, harmony vocal
  • George Harrison – double-tracked lead vocal, rhythm guitar
  • Ringo Starr – drums, maracas, cowbell
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