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Hear John Lennon Sing 'Do You Want To Hold A Penis'

Sometimes a Beatle has to be silly.
John Lennon, right, pictured singing with The Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964, sang his "penis" ditty during one of
John Lennon, right, pictured singing with The Beatles on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964, sang his "penis" ditty during one of the Fab Four's marathon recording sessions at Abbey Road in 1965.

Ahem, this wasn't the verse we remembered.

Listen below to John Lennon sing "Do you want to hold a penis?" during a Beatles recording session for "Rubber Soul" in November 1965. Lennon was, of course, tweaking an earlier Fab Four tune, "Do You Want To Know A Secret?"

According to a Rolling Stone piece on the 50th anniversary of "Rubber Soul" this month, Lennon was on his way to the loo while the lads were working out the kinks to the song "Think For Yourself." He then launches into his retooled "Secret" line. "Do you want to hold a penis?" he croons. "Doo-wah-ooo!"

The silliness begins around the 2:40 mark but the whole clip is worth a listen as well.

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