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My favorite Beatles song.
I AM THE WALRUS, goo goo g'joob.


The Beatles' official biographer Hunter Davies was present while the song was being written and wrote an account in his 1968 biography of the Beatles. Lennon remarked, "Let the f!*kers work that one out.

" The walrus is a reference to the walrus in Lewis Carroll's poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter" (from the book Through the Looking-Glass). Lennon later expressed dismay upon belatedly realising that the walrus was a villain in the poem.

Lennon claimed he wrote the first two lines on separate acid trips.

Although it has been reported that Lennon wrote "I Am the Walrus" to confuse those who tried to interpret his songs, there have been many attempts to analyse the meaning of the lyrics.
Seen in the Magical Mystery Tour film singing the song, Lennon, apparently, is the walrus; on the track-list of the accompanying soundtrack EP/LP however, underneath "I Am the Walrus" are printed the words ' "No you're not!" said Little Nicola' (in the film, Nicola is a little girl who keeps contradicting everything the other characters say). Lennon returned to the subject in the lyrics of three of his subsequent songs: in the 1968 Beatles song "Glass Onion" he sings "now here's another clue for you all — the walrus was Paul" ;in the third verse of "Come Together" he sings the line "he bag production, he got walrus gumboot", and in his 1970 solo song "God", admits "I was the walrus, but now I'm John."

Eric Burdon, lead singer of the Animals, claims to be the 'Eggman' mentioned in the song's lyric. Burdon was known as 'Eggs' to his friends, the nickname originating from his fondness for breaking eggs over naked women's bodies. Burdon's biography mentions such an affair taking place in the presence of John Lennon, who shouted "Go on, go get it, Eggman..."

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Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:14 am Profile
Wanee Master

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Waneebe wrote:
I AM THE WALRUS, goo goo g'joob.


interesting factoid....there are three other animals written into this song.....pig, dog and a fish (actually used fishwife)


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Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:43 am Profile
Wanee Master

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there are plenty more references to animals.....keep thinking

(oh, and this is a group project now....not just one winner).

:D :D


Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:46 am Profile
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Dig a Pony- from that rooftop concert. Love that tune


Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:30 pm Profile
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"I Dig a Pony"


good song....obviously references a Pony....

but also says:
"I do a road hog,
I pick a moon dog"

so ultimately there are three references in this song


Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:43 pm Profile
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Oh....and there are more.....some have the animal in the title and some don't.....

Keep thinking....I can think of at least nine or ten more


Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:45 pm Profile
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Now we have....
A Hard Days Night......"working like a dog"
Rocky Raccoon......."Rocky Raccoon checked into his room
only to find Gideon's Bible"
Blackbird......"Blackbird singing in the dead of night"

Everybody's Got Something to Hide except Me and My Monkey

I am the Walrus....."I am the walrus"
"See how they run like pigs from a gun"
"Yellow matter custard dripping from a dead dog's eye"
"Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic princess..."

I Dig a Pony......."I dig a pony"
"I pick a moon dog"
"I do a road hog"
"I roll a stoney" ....doesn't apply here, but funny


Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:56 pm Profile
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Two more from I Am The Walrus:
Semolina pilchard, climbing up the eiffel tower.
Elementary penguin singing Hari Krishna.

From the lyrics of Happiness Is A Warm Gun the line: Like a lizard on a window pane

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Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:17 am Profile
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those are great Wannabe....didn't catch those....


Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:42 am Profile
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Rivernole wrote:
Now we have....
A Hard Days Night......"working like a dog"
Rocky Raccoon......."Rocky Raccoon checked into his room
only to find Gideon's Bible"
Blackbird......"Blackbird singing in the dead of night"

Everybody's Got Something to Hide except Me and My Monkey

I am the Walrus....."I am the walrus"
"See how they run like pigs from a gun"
"Yellow matter custard dripping from a dead dog's eye"
"Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic princess..."

I Dig a Pony......."I dig a pony"
"I pick a moon dog"
"I do a road hog"
"I roll a stoney" ....doesn't apply here, but funny


Waneebe wrote:
Two more from I Am The Walrus:
Semolina pilchard, climbing up the eiffel tower.
Elementary penguin singing Hari Krishna.

From the lyrics of Happiness Is A Warm Gun the line: Like a lizard on a window pane


Let me add one most people will miss:
Blue Jay Way....."soon will be the break of dawn sitting here in Blue Jay Way"


Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:44 am Profile
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