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The Beatles

Octopus's Garden (1:04)

"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…

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I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade
He'd let us in, knows where we've been
In his octopus' garden in the shade

The Beatles - Octopus's Garden Lyrics


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  • ringwraith10, how is this about tax evasion? They could be hiding from their fans - fans are the reason they quit touring.
  • hahaha! I love this song! what hippiness. only hippies would write something like that. haha! good job folks! One of those beatles songs I really like.
  • I'm skeptical whether or not Ringo actually composed this song. Sounds like George had a lot more work put into this. It's still an excellent track.
  • This music makes me happy...
  • Best song about tax evasion I've ever heard.
  • Yesssssss...♥
  • It's impossible to not smile while listening to this.
  • Nice Song
  • Fucking Ringo. <3

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