Joe Cocker, “With a little help from my friends” (live in Woodstock, 1969)

 

What would you do if I sang out of tune? / Would you stand up and walk out on me? / Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song / I will try not to sing out of key

Oh, baby I get by (Ah, with a little help from my friends) / All I need is my buddies (Ah, with a little help from my friends) / I say I’m gonna get high (Ah, with a little help from my friends) / I want make it for my friends (Ah, with a little help from my friends… Oooooh)

What do I do when my love is away? (Does it worry you to be alone?) / Oh, no… / How do I feel at the end of the day? (Are you sad because you’re on your own?) / I tell ya I don’t get sad no more (Ah, with a little help from my friends) / Gonna get by with my friends (Ah, with a little help from my friends) / Yeah yeah, I’m gonna try (Ah, with a little help from my friends) / Keep on getting high, oh Lord (Oooooh)

(Do you need anybody?) I need someone to love / (Could it be anybody?) All I need is someone / That’s just where I’m going, yeah / Somebody knows that’s where I’m showing / (Ah, with a little help from my friends) / Said I’m gonna make it with my friends (Ah, with a little help from my friends) / Oh, I’m gonna keep on trying (Ah, with a little help from my friends) / I’m gonna keep on trying (Ooooh)

(Would you believe in a love at first sight?) I’m certain it happens all the time / (What do you see when you turn out the light?) I can’t tell you but it sure feels like mine

(Ah, with a little help from my friends) Don’t you know I’m gonna make it with my friends? (Ah, with a little help from my friends) / I promised myself I’d get by (Ah, with a little help from my friends) I said I’m gonna try and not work too hard (Oooh)

(Do you need anybody?) Woah… / (Could it be anybody?) Oh, there’s gotta be somebody… / Ah, with a little help from my friends…

[By John Lennon – Paul McCartney © Parlophone/Capitol – Polydor – Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 1967]