“Her Majesty” - The Beatles



"Her Majesty" is the name of a song written by Paul McCartney that appears on The Beatles' album Abbey Road. "Her Majesty" appears as the final track. It was originally placed between "Mean Mr. Mustard" and "Polythene Pam". Paul decided this sequence did not work and the song was edited out of the medley by Abbey Road Studios tape operator John Kurlander. He was instructed by McCartney to destroy the tape, but EMI policy stated that no Beatles recording was ever to be deleted.

At 23 seconds long, "Her Majesty" is the shortest song in the Beatles repertoire.The song was not listed on the original vinyl record's sleeve as the sleeves had already been printed; subsequent pressings and the CD edition correct this. The song starts panned hard right and slowly pans to hard left. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.