1969Released
1:06

Did You Know?

Interesting facts and trivia about Mean Mr Mustard - Remastered 2009. By Songfacts®.

John Lennon wrote most of this when he was in India at the Maharishi's meditation camp with the other Beatles in 1967. He didn't think much of the song, calling it and "Polythene Pam" "finished bits of crap that I wrote in India."

Lennon got the idea for this song from a newspaper article he read about a miser who hid his cash everywhere so nobody could find it. The article appeared in the Daily Mirror on June 7, 1967, with the headline, "Scotsman's Meanness 'Was Cruel.'" "Mr. Mustard" was John Mustard, who was described in the story as "an exceptionally mean man." His wife was divorcing him because, among other things, she couldn't stand being in the dark all the time - he insisted on keeping the lights off most of the time to save money. It wasn't the first time John Lennon was inspired by a newspaper story: some of the lyrics in "A Day In The Life" came from articles he read in the Daily Mail.

The Beatles recorded this as one song with "Sun King." It's part of a suite of songs at the end of Abbey Road.

Top Listeners

Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Mean Mr Mustard - Remastered 2009.
EKey
MajorMode
4/4Time Signature
101BPM

Album

The album Mean Mr Mustard - Remastered 2009 is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released Mean Mr Mustard - Remastered 2009.
EMI Catalogue
© 2015 Apple Corps Ltd
℗ 2015 Calderstone Productions Limited (a division of Universal Music Group)

See your Spotify stats (with number of plays and minutes listened) and discover new music.

Music data, artist images, album covers, and song previews are provided by Spotify. Spotify is a trademark of Spotify AB.

5.5MArtists
69.5MSongs
11.4MAlbums
6.3KGenres
2.3MLabels
489.1KPlaylists