This site covers the original British Beatles Albums plus analyses of the lyrics of non-album tracks.
Information on how the Beatles wrote the lyrics to their songs on The Beatles (white album) can be navigated from below the album cover.
Beatles Album: The Beatles AKA The White Album : Track 13
Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney
Another song whose lyrics were written during the Beatles time mediating with the Maharishi in India. The idea for the Rocky Raccoon song was thought of by Paul McCartney .
The songs main character was originally named Rocky Sassoon, but on jamming with john Lennon and Donovan the song quickly became a comic musical western with Rocky Raccoon as the main character.
The doctor in the Rocky Raccoon song is inspired by real life. Paul McCartney had fallen off his moped and got stitches from a doctor who 'came in, stinking of gin' and made a bit of a hash of the job.
John Lennon: Backing Vocals, Harmonica, Harmonium
Paul McCartney: Lead Vocals, Acoustic guitar.
George Harrison: Backing Vocals, Bass guitar
Ringo Starr: Drums
George Martin: Piano
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