The first lyrics to “Yesterday” were “Scrambled eggs”
Among the food and drink mentioned in Beatles’ songs are eggs, ginger, marmalade, onion, cornflakes, honey, cherry, coffee, pineapple, strawberries, pies, mustard, octopus, cocoanut, marshmallows, truffles, turkey, fudge and tangerine. But there are no ‘scrambled eggs’, Paul’s original working title as he was composing, “Yesterday”.
Genius often comes out of nowhere, and the melody for the famous melancholy string setting that is Vladimir Putin’s favorite Beatles song apparently just popped into Paul McCartney’s head when he woke up one morning. Until he could find words for it, the McCartney walked around the house humming “scrambled eggs…baby, I love scrambled eggs” so that he wouldn’t forget the tune.