The Word (song)

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"The Word"
Song by the Beatles
from the album Rubber Soul
Released3 December 1965 (1965-12-03)
Recorded10 November 1965
StudioEMI, London
GenreRock,[1] rhythm and blues[2]
Length2:41
LabelParlophone
Songwriter(s)Lennon–McCartney
Producer(s)George Martin

"The Word" is a song by English rock band the Beatles. It was first released on the band's 1965 album Rubber Soul. It was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Lennon said they had written it after smoking cannabis and that it was mainly his idea.[3][4]

Personnel[change | change source]

Personnel per Ian MacDonald[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hamelman, Steven L. (2004). But Is It Garbage?: On Rock and Trash. University of Georgia Press. p. 11.
  2. Young, Alex (19 September 2009). "Album Review: The Beatles – Rubber Soul". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  3. "Beatles Songwriting & Recording Database: Rubber Soul". Beatlesinterviews.org. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  4. Miles 1997, p. 272.
  5. MacDonald 2005, p. 178.

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