John Lennon songs

Welcome to the Beatles Bible song list for John Lennon. On this page you'll find links to articles on songs recorded by Lennon during his post-Beatles solo career.

This list is sorted alphabetically. You can also find songs via the John Lennon albums list.

Please note that some songs, such as Child Of Nature, Free As A Bird and Real Love, are listed in the Beatles songs index.

16 responses on “John Lennon songs

  1. skye

    “Please note that some songs, such as Child Of Nature, Free As A Bird and Real Love, are listed in the Beatles songs index.”

    But the links to these songs are on this page, so never mind!

    1. Joe Post author

      It was a home recording that was never released – John only recorded it twice, and one of those was incomplete. I’ve only written about songs which are officially available, as he composed dozens more half-baked songs over the years that don’t warrant articles.

    1. Joe Post author

      No. I’ve only covered songs which have been commercially released by Lennon or on his behalf posthumously. Lennon wrote the song for Ringo Starr, so if (and it’s a big if) I ever write about Starr’s songs it’ll be in there. If Lennon’s demo ever gets a formal release it’ll go in. I have to draw the line somewhere.

  2. manteau

    And what about “Now and then”? beautiful , gorgeous song , finished with John on piano ( very much as “Real love”), given by Yoko to the threetles in the early 90s, they made a terrible version out of it, john’s solo version has stood the test of time , even if it’s not as yet officially released.

    Oh , and by the way, I had a bootleg Lennon album with a song called “A fool was I”, again a very melodic song, have you ever heard of it? I still have it on tape!

  3. Jonas Svvensson

    I have never seen it anywhere as anything but ‘My baby left me’, not even by Arthur Crudup. Since my baby left me is a phrase in the song, as well as the first line of ‘Heartbrek Hotel’. Are there any original sheet music that says otherwise perhaps?

    1. Joe Post author

      Since My Baby Left Me is the title on the Menlove Ave album, which is why it’s listed as that here. I don’t know about the original sheet music, sorry.

      The Beatles often mangled titles (eg Dizzy, Miss Lizzy; You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me), but I’ve always gone with their preferred spelling over the original releases.

  4. Jonas Svensson

    Thanks, good answer. And henceforth hopefully I will succeed in spelling my own surname correct as well. Or else forever chant “Number nine, number nine, number nine”.

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