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The Beatles - She Came in Through the Bathroom Window - Lyrics Meaning

"She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" appears in the sixteen-minute medley of songs at the end of the Beatles' 1969 album Abbey Road. The song, about an obsessed fan breaking into Paul McCartney's house, was recorded along with "Polythene Pam," another track about one of the band's fans. The inspiration for the song came from an incident in which a groupie entered McCartney's home by placing a ladder up to the window of the smallest room, the bathroom. In The Classic Artists Series: The Moody Blues, Moody Blues keyboardist Mike Pinder claims that the story actually happened to Ray Thomas, a member of his band. According to Pinder, a girl crawled through their bathroom window to spend the night with Thomas; he and Thomas told McCartney the story the following day, and McCartney immediately began strumming a tune and singing "She came in through the bathroom window" on the guitar he was holding at the time. In spite of this assertion Diane Ashley, a member of the Apple Scruffs, a dedicated group of Beatles fans, is insistent that they were the inspiration for the tune. While bored, she claims, a group of the Apple Scruffs broke into McCartney's home and stole several of his photographs.

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Jun 19, 2021 @ 11:23 pm
To get the correct interpretation of the song, just ask Paul himself..!!
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Oct 13, 2022 @ 2:14 pm
Diane Ashley was not an Apple Scruff, although she was known to us and obviously she would like this song to be about her, we believe this is not the case. Not every Beatle fan was or is an Apple Scruff as there were many Beatle fans around in the 1960s/70s and waiting in different groups. To read more about The Apple Scruffs and our thoughts of the origins of this song see our website.

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