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   Octopus's Garden
by John T. Marck

Octopus's Garden


With some help from George Harrison, who rewrote the chord sequence for him, Ringo wrote his second and last Beatles' song with Octopus's Garden. It came about when Ringo was on a boating trip with his family in Sardina in 1968. The boat's captain had offered him an octopus lunch, but he turned it down. It was then that the captain began to tell him everything he knew about octopuses, and how they travel along the sea bed looking for shiny objects and stones with which to build gardens. With this information, Ringo came up with the idea for this song. Reminiscent of "Yellow Submarine," it was viewed by most as a children's song.

I'd like to be, under the sea,

in an octopus's garden in the shade

He'd let us in, knows where we've been,

in his octopus's garden in the shade

I'd ask my friends to come and see,

and octopus's garden with me

I'd like to be, under the sea,

in an octopus's garden in the shade

We would be warm below the storm,

in our little hideaway beneath the waves

Resting our head, on the sea bed,

in an octopus's garden, near a cave

We would sing and dance around,

because we know, we can't be found

I'd like to be, under the sea,

in an octopus's garden in the shade

We would shout and swim about,

the coral that lies beneath the waves

Oh what joy, for every girl and boy,

knowing they're happy and they're safe

We would be so happy you and me,

no one there to tell us what to do

I'd like to be, under the sea,

in an octopus's garden with you

In an octopus's garden with you,

in an octopus's garden with you

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