Phrase "here, There, and Everywhere"

Was "Here, There, and Everywhere." a popular expression before it became the

title of a Beatles song? If yes, what is the origin of the phrase?

FYI – I'm posting the same question re: "The Long and Winding Road."

2 thoughts on “Phrase "here, There, and Everywhere"

  1. Greetings Whatda,

    The earliest instance I located of the words together in the order you

    cite is from Chapter 5 of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

    published 130 years ago, in 1875:

    "Mr. Walters fell to 'showing off,' with all sorts of official

    bustlings and activities, giving orders, judgments, discharging

    directions here, there, everywhere that he could find a target."

    ****************************** cites the words in the order you mention from a 1913

    Webster's Dictionary:

    "Note: Over, out, off, and similar adverbs, are often used in the

    predicate with the sense and force of adjectives, agreeing in this

    respect with the adverbs of place, here, there, everywhere, nowhere;

    as, the games were over; the play is over; the master was out; his hat

    is off. [1913 Webster]"

    "Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)"


    Later instances (but still pre-Beatles) appear in a New York Times

    crossword puzzles title listing including 4 puzzle titles of the late

    40s of either "Here There Everywhere" or "Here There and Everywhere"

    by different puzzle authors. See


    Thanks for asking this interesting question. I hope I've help shed

    some light on your query, and that the grouping of the words was not

    created by the Beatles.

    Best regards,



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  2. ADDENDUM: My apologies – Twain's book was published in 1876 – I

    mis-typed the year by accident. I also meant to include this fact:

    "Written off and on from 1872-75, Tom Sawyer was published in 1876, by

    the American Publishing Co."

    So, it is possible the "here, there, everywhere" instance could have

    been penned by Twain as early as 1872.

    Best regards,


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