On the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, the song opens to the sound of a chattering audience, and an orchestra tuning up, which was taken from the 10 February orchestra session for "A Day in the Life". The crowd sounds edited into the song were recorded in the early '60s by Martin, during a live recording of the stage show Beyond the Fringe. When the song itself begins, the band introduces its members. The song's structure is:
- Introduction (instrumental)
- Bridge (instrumental)
- Instrumental bridge and transition into "With a Little Help from My Friends".
The song is in G major, with a 4/4 meter. A horn quartet was used to fill out the instrumental sections..
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