The song is sung by a deranged stalker who is unable to contact his apparently unfaithful girlfriend, although he knows she is home

"They said it wasn’t you, but I saw you peek through your window".

According to Lennon in a 1972 interview, The Beatles’ music publisher Dick James was quite pleased with "No Reply":

“I remember Dick James coming up to me after we did this one and saying, ‘You’re getting better now — that was a complete story.’ Apparently, before that, he thought my songs wandered off.”

In his last major interview, Lennon said that lyrically, the song was inspired by "Silhouettes", a 1957 song first recorded and released by doo-wop group the Rays.

The ukulele version is performed and perfumed by Mike Borgia who has never stalked anyone.. So he says.

20 years of writing and performing rock & roll music with a clear conscience, delivering to fans nothing but pure and true musical creations.


from Beatles Complete On Ukulele For Sale, released August 14, 2012
Ukulele version #25 recorded July 3 2011

Mike Borgia Vocals, Guitar, slide guitar
Nathan MacCormack – Cellos and Bass
David Barratt – Ukulele

Produced by David Barratt at The Abattoir Of Good Taste

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*we consider a Beatles song to be one of the 185 original compositions released by The Beatles between 1962 and 1970.
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