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 the songs on the Abbey Road album can be navigated from below.
Beatles Album: Abbey Road : Track 14
Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney
The Beatles song golden slumbers was written by Paul McCartney and makes up part of the medley on the abbey road album. The song itself is a copy of a poem written by Thomas Decker in the early 1600's.
Paul had stumbled upon the old song and not being able to read the music he made his own melody. He also twisted a few of the words to fit the new golden slumbers melody , and hence came up with a new song.
The only Beatles present for the recording of Golden Slumbers were Paul and Ringo.
John Lennon: played no part on golden slumbers
Paul McCartney: Vocals, Bass guitar, Piano
George Harrison: played no part on golden slumbers
Ringo Starr: Drums