How Scrambled Eggs became Yesterday


The Beatles song “Yesterday” was originally written as “Scrambled Eggs” 

Here are the original lyrics – 

“Scrambled eggs

Have an omelet with some muenster cheese 

Put the dishes in the wash bin please 

So I can eat more scrambled eggs.  

Scrambled eggs

How I really, really love your legs…” 

At least, this is how the legend of the song and story goes, and can be verified all over the history of The Beatles record books.  

When Paul McCartney presented this song to his mates, John Lennon loved it so much they laughed their way through toying with it for every sound check.  

Eventually they asked their producer, George Martin, if they could record the song as is.  

He told them no.  

Sir George Martin told the greatest singer songwriters on earth that it wasn’t the right lyric for such a beautiful melody.  

Fix the words, it will fix the song.  

John was ticked, as he loved the funny song.  

Paul eventually had a dream and rewrote the lyrics to be: 

“Yesterday, all my troubles seem so far away…

Now it looks as though they’re here to stay

Oh I believe in yesterday.”  

The song has been re-recorded over 4,000 times by various artists.  

Many believe it’s the greatest song ever written.  

Paul was instructed to sing it solo, without the band, and it was a legendary hit.  

We wouldn’t have those lyrics, or that recording, if George Martin hadn’t been certain enough in his Signature Move as a producer, 

As a Legendary Leader 

As someone who tells it like it is,

To keep a Promise to himself, and the band, to always push them to be even better.  

Even though they were The Beatles.  

And that’s WHY they were The Beatles.  



Have you heard this story before?  

Some people think I made the lyrics to Scrambled Eggs up, but nope!  It’s for real.  

Please tag, or send this to, a Legendary Leader in your life, who helped you get to another level, and reach your best version of the song “Yesterday”.   

Here are just a few of mine: 

@Dave Crenshaw 

@Mel Robbins    

@Gary Vaynerchuk      

@Kirk Weisler

@Tiffany Berg Coughran

@Thomas Cantrell

@Ty Bennett

@Jason & Kim Kotecki

#LegendaryLeaders #SignatureMoves #leadership #ThePromise #TheBeatles


~ Jason Hewlett

Husband, Father, Writer, Mentor, Hiker

  • Speaker Hall of Fame * Award-Winning Entertainer * Promise Legacy Project Coach
  • World’s Only Keynote Speaker utilizing entertainment, musical impressions, and comedy to Create Legendary Leadership through the Power of Commitment
  • Author of “The Promise To The One”

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4 thoughts on “How Scrambled Eggs became Yesterday”

    1. Thank you my friend! I’m glad you liked this story. And yes, my leg is healing well, slow but well. Thank you! I hope you are staying well and warm.

  1. Wow!
    Jason Hewlett!
    This is such a great story.
    Thanks for sharing it, Raptor Man!

    Your messages start my weeks out right.

    Thank you especially today for your personal validation of what I do as a coach and as a friend. It came at the perfect time. Hope your holidays are starting off as well as you’ve made mine!


    1. I love you Thomas. Thank you for commenting and I’m glad you could see yourself in this, it is very much true my friend.

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