Despite being rock 'n' rollers, The Beatles were very polite in their lyrics. Of the 213 songs recorded by the Beatles and released on their albums, 25 (12%) use the word "please":
Love Me Do (1962):
"Love, love me do. You know I love you. I'll always be true, so please love me do."
"Please believe me when I tell you your lips are sweet"
Please Please Me (1963):
"Please please me like I please you"
I Want to Hold Your Hand (1963):
"Oh please say to me you'll let me be your man, and please say to me you'll let me hold your hand."
Don't Bother Me (1963):
"But till she's here please don't come near, just stay away"
Please Mr. Postman (1963):
"Please Mr. Postman look and see if there's a letter, a letter for me"
You Really Got a Hold on Me (1963):
"I love you and all that I want you to do is just hold me please, hold me squeeze, hold me"
Mr. Moonlight (1963):
"Mr. Moonlight, come again please. Here I am on my knees begging if you please."
If I Fell (1964):
"If I trust in you, oh please, don't run and hide. If I love you too, oh please, don't hurt my pride like her."
When I Get Home (1964):
"Come on, if you please, I got no time for trivialities."
You Can't Do That (1964):
"So please listen to me if you wanna stay mine"
I Don't Want to Spoil the Party (1964):
"If she turns up while I'm gone please let me know."
What You're Doing (1964):
"Please stop your lying, you got me crying girl"
Yes it Is (1965):
"Please don't wear red tonight"
Day Tripper (1965):
"Tried to please her, but she only played one night stand."
"Won't you please, please help me?"
I Need You (1965):
"Please come on back to me. I'm lonely as can be. I need you."
"Please remember how I feel about you. I could never really live without you."
Nowhere Man (1965):
"Nowhere man please listen, you don't know what you're missing."
I'm Only Sleeping (1966):
"Please don't wake me, no don't shake me, leave me where I am I'm only sleeping."
"Please don't spoil my day, I'm miles away, and after all I'm only sleeping."
Blue Jay Way (1967):
"Please don't be long, please don't you be very long, please don't be long or I may be asleep."
Martha My Dear (1968):
"Martha my dear, though I spend my days in conversation, please be good to me."
Honey Pie (1968):
"Honey Pie, you are making me crazy, I'm in love but I'm lazy, so won't you please come home."
Come Together (1969):
"He got hair down below his knee, Got to be a joker he just do what he please."
Oh! Darling (1969):
"Oh, darling, please believe me. I'll never do you no harm."
I've Got a Feeling (1969):
"Oh please believe me, I'd hate to miss the train."
P.S.: For those who are wondering, only 2 Beatles songs use "thank you":
Thank You Girl (1963):
"And all I gotta do is thank you girl, thank you girl."
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967):
"We'd like to thank you once again."
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