"My Man"
Single by Yoko Ono
from the album It's Alright (I See Rainbows)
B-side"Let the Tears Dry"
Released1 November 1982 (US)[1]
26 November 1982 (UK)[1]
Songwriter(s)Yoko Ono
Producer(s)Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono singles chronology
"Goodbye Sadness"
"My Man"
"Never Say Goodbye"

"My Man" is a 1982 single by Yoko Ono from the album It's Alright (I See Rainbows) in a new wave/calypso style. "Let the Tears Dry" appeared on the B-side.[2] The song was originally written in 1980.[1]

Yoko wrote about the song when it was included on her 1992 boxset Onobox:

MY MAN was originally called MY PAPA because I referred to John as “Papa” when I spoke about him to my Japanese speaking friends, just as John started to sometimes call me “Mother” after Sean was born. John thought I should not call the song MY PAPA because there was already a song called that. “What about MY OLD MAN? ” he said. That didn’t seem quite right. We laughed. I had kept the song on the backburner and changed it to MY MAN at the time of the recording.

— Yoko Ono, "ONOBOX by Yoko Ono".


  1. ^ a b c Onobox (liner notes). Yoko Ono. Rykodisc. 1992. RCD 10224/29.((cite AV media notes)): CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. ^ "Yoko Ono – My Man". Discogs.