Octopus's Garden (2:56)

Cover of Abbey Road

From Abbey Road and 22 other releases

Octopus’s Garden” is a song by The Beatles, written by Ringo Starr.

It’s from their album Abbey Road (1969).

It’s the second song he wrote for The Beatles, when he quit The Beatles in 1969. He quit the band and spent some time on a boating trip with his family, where he heard a story of how octopi travel the ocean looking for shiny things to keep.

Ringo Starr thought that this was amazing, how peaceful and happy it was, and was inspired to write this song. It has been described by George Harrison as “cosmic”.

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  • SpankThru23

    love the Love version.

    10 Jul 2:03pm Reply
  • manifestnosense

    Fuckin Ringo, eh?

    14 May 3:36pm Reply
  • BN84

    My favorite song created by Ringo Starr :)

    27 Apr 12:38pm Reply
  • DrowsyDragon

    Take me to the Octopus's Garden with you please Ringo! It seems like such a jolly place.

    26 Apr 10:44pm Reply
  • frearson10

    Timothy Leary would be proud!

    27 Feb 11:25pm Reply
  • mondojohnny

    This song is about normal things pretty much...

    20 Feb 11:45pm Reply
  • Storchel

    This song never fails to make me happy!

    9 Feb 9:55am Reply
  • tomrud73

    such a playful song and album 'Abbey Road.'

    7 Feb 9:36pm Reply
  • Druid66

    I hear the most direct route to said garden is by way of submarine, preferably yellow.

    5 Feb 6:18am Reply
  • wildroses07

    I love iiiiiiiit, makes me feel like floating in bubbleeeeeeeeessss! bubbles, bubbles, bubbles!

    31 Jan 12:42am Reply
  • Merowinger110

    I like the "Love"-Version.

    27 Jan 8:50am Reply
  • jayou521

    Ringo sang on: Boys, I Wanna Be Your Man, Matchbox, Honey Don’t, Act Naturally, What Goes On, Yellow Submarine, With A Little Help From My Friends, Good Night, Don’t Pass Me By, Octopus’s Garden

    7 Jan 9:03pm Reply
  • littlelouie1

    The only song that Ringo sang with The Beatles.

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    best ringo's song

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Jezuxx

    Rin rin rin, go go go.

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • mrshammett

    ringo <3

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • natalia_comin

    I'd like to be under the sea <3

    23 Jun 2013 Reply
  • rykru

    Not only is "Love" a great show to see in Vegas, but the Love album is one hell of a good listen. Kudos to Giles Martin for doing such a great job on this album!

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • Robesko

    Among their best

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • niece_of_time

    I have a secret crush on this song. [2] can't stop loving Ringo and just can't understand why people don't usually like him.

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
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