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    Find out how the lyrics to Rocky Racoon came to be written.

     

    Beatles Album: The Beatles AKA The White Album : Track 13

    Year: 1968

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 3.33


    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.

    Individual Beatles role on Rocky Racoon

    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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