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...And We Are All Together...
7 December 2009
3.40pm
Amphion
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I was only reading yesterday, that John deliberately made up a verse of nonsense for 'I Am The Walrus' because a pupil from his former school had sent him a letter, remarking that a master there had asked the class to write essays about the meaning of Beatles songs. Most of the song is inspired by Lewis Carroll, whereas, the rhythm was the result of John hearing a police siren whilst he was at home in Weybridge. There are those who would suggest that the whole song is a nonsense song (Maybe John himself would agree), but it does contain references and phrases which would be familiar to a sixties audience. I, for example lived near to an 'egg packing factory' when I was a child, so phrases like 'I am the egg-man' had a certain sense about them… and nothing better captured the feelings of being bored in school more than the line, 'Stupid Bloody Tuesday.' However, if you were to write lyrics to any one of the 'I Am The Walrus' verses, keeping in time with the mis-ter ci-ty police-man, rythmn, what phrases do you think you would try to capture from your immediate surroundings?

 

8 December 2009
10.52am
Joe
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Hi Amphion – welcome to the site. There's some more information on the genesis of I Am The Walrus here, if you haven't already seen it: http://www.beatlesbible.com/so…..he-walrus/

Lyrics for right now: "Christmas decorations flashing pretty little lights all in a row." – someone in my office covered our monitors in tinsel yesterday and there are Christmas lights hung up next to me.

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