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Twitter users are remixing ‘Eleanor Rigby’ for new meme

The meme remixes three original verses from the 1966 song.


Libby Cohen

Internet Culture

Posted on Nov 5, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 11:41 pm CDT

The Beatles classic “Eleanor Rigby” has been turned into a catchy, modern-day meme.

The meme remixes three original verses from the 1966 song.

“Eleanor Rigby
Picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream.”

It generally starts with “[to the tune of Eleanor Rigby]” and then adds in a modern-day remix to the three original verses.

“[to the tune of eleanor rigby]
hillary clinton
killed jeffrey epstein, ensured it was ruled suicide
the coroner lied,” Twitter user @mnurkic wrote.

See? Modern.

There was even a group effort from one batch of Twitter users who couldn’t help but write about Martin Scorsese’s take on Marvel films not being “cinema.”

“[to the tune of Eleanor Rigby]
Martin Scorsese,” Twitter user @whirringblender wrote.

“…Picks up popcorn in a theater where Marvel has been…” another added.

“… a film he’s not seen…” a last ended it.

This isn’t the first time the “Eleanor Rigby” meme has made its rounds on social media; real memers remember that it first went viral in 2016. The Poke reported that Twitter account @KestrelPi created the meme.

Now that it’s back in 2019, users are taking it a step further. There’s an Eleanor Rigby bot that uses classic literature to remix the verses.

“for a long distance
but if thou hast a mind to do somewhat in that way
stand forth straightway
– Howard Pyle, ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood,'” the account, @EleanorRigbyBot, tweeted.

EleanorRigbyBot’s take on the meme features the likes of Plato, Leo Tolstoi, Jane Austen, and William Shakespeare.

Good luck getting this earworm out of your head.


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*First Published: Nov 5, 2019, 4:01 pm CST