She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
- Paul McCartney – lead and harmony vocals, bass
- John Lennon – twelve-string acoustic guitar, backing vocals
- George Harrison – lead guitar, backing vocals
- Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window is a Paul McCartney composition that was released as part of the Abbey Road Medley on the Abbey Road album in 1969. Two versions exist of the history behind the name of the song. One relates to an "Apple scruff" (Beatles fan who stakes out the studio and homes of the band members). One Diane Ashley reported that she went into Paul's house when he was out, entering through a bathroom window. She then let in the others, and they took off with several photos. Years later, Mike Pinder, formerly of the Moody Blues, told of a story that had happened to his band, which had been related to McCartney in 1968. A groupie had let herself into the band's house through a bathroom window and spent the night with Ray Thomas, another band member. He said Paul started to compose the song on the spot. Lennon said Paul wrote the song while they were both in New York in 1968, forming Apple.
The base track for Bathroom Window was recorded in 39 takes on July 25, 1969 in one piece with Polythene Pam. Then, with overdubs of lead vocals, drums, bass and piano, the songs were put to bed on July 30. On the Abbey Road album, She Came in Through the Bathroom Window follows Polythene Pam without any pause. Records indicate that Paul played bass and George played lead guitar, but a few fans contend that their roles were reversed. A somewhat slower rendition that was recorded earlier in the year (January 22) can be heard on the Anthology 3 compilation.