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You Never Give Me Your Money by The Beatles
Album: Abbey RoadReleased: 1969
This song is about The Beatles' business problems. When their manager Brian Epstein died in 1967, they were burdened with handling their own finances, which became a source of tension in the band.
This is the first of a medley of songs on Abbey Road
, which goes another 15 minutes to "The End
By 1969, members of The Beatles had a lot of unfinished song ideas, which they sometimes combined. This contains fragments of four songs put into one.
Regarding the lines, "You never give me your money, you only give me your funny paper," "Funny Paper" is how The Beatles felt they were paid. They got frustrated when their accountants would tell them how much they were worth "on paper," without actually telling them how much money they had.
Paul McCartney played this combined with "Carry That Weight
" on his 2002 "Back In The US" tour.