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Glass Onion -- a garbled lyric? What does it mean?
31 July 2013
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The line right after "the walrus was Paul" is denoted by many different websites as saying:

"Standing on a cast iron shore, yeah".

John can't possibly be singing that, can he?  If he is, what does it mean?  Just a bit of his "Spaniard in the Works" Dadaist nonsense perhaps...?

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31 July 2013
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The Cast Iron Shore was the nickname for the banks of the Mersey in an area of south Liverpool where there was an iron foundry

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31 July 2013
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Well, I'll be damned...!  Thanks mja.

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31 July 2013
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Someone told me that a Glass Onion is a coffin??? Anyone know what it is or isn't?

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31 July 2013
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A Glass Onion was a large hand blown glass bottle used on sailing ships for wine or brandy. So they were more stable they had wide bottoms, giving them an appearance reminiscent of an onion. Though I doubt John was thinking of the bottle when he used the phrase.

http://i1.wp.com/i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/16628717/2/stock-photo-16628717-old-green-glass-onion-bottle.jpg?w=200

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2 August 2013
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I gotta say, it's one of my least favourite Beatles tunes.  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

2 August 2013
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LongHairedLady said
I gotta say, it's one of my least favourite Beatles tunes.  

I just posted another topic on one of the things I like about it!  It's certainly not in my top 10 or even 20, but I do like the melody, John's style of singing, and the self-referential lyrics.  It's probably the Beatles song that is the most intensely and directly about the Beatles songs themselves.

 

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2 August 2013
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I remember it being a glass monocle, guess I am wrong then.

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