Dig a Pony (3:51)

Cover of Let It Be

From Let It Be and 29 other releases

“Dig a Pony” is a song by The Beatles, originally released on their 1970 album Let It Be. “Dig a Pony” was the penultimate song played at the concert on the rooftop of Apple Studios in Savile Row, London on 30 January 1969.
John Lennon was the song’s composer and singer but the song was credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was originally called “All I Want Is You”. Lennon would later comment that he thought the song was “a piece of garbage,”[1] though he has shown similar scorn for many of his songs. It was written for his soon-to-be wife Yoko Ono, and featured a multitude of strange, seemingly nonsense phrases which were strung together, culminating in the chorus “All I want is you”, aimed at Yoko.

American copies of Let It Be mistitled this song as “I Dig A Pony.”

The song was one of the songs on Let It Be that was recorded at the rooftop concert. It begins with a false start, with Ringo Starr yelling “hold it!” to halt the other band members because he was holding a cigarette and had only one drum stick in his hand. On the Anthology 3 version of this song, the first verse and the end of the song start off with Paul McCartney singing “All I want is…” This phrase appeared in every performance of the song but was cut from the final version by Phil Spector, and subsequently cut from the Let It Be… Naked version.

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