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2 December 2014
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The Beatles (White Album) artwork

Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 15 August 1968
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Ken Scott

Released: 22 November 1968 (UK), 25 November 1968 (US)

Paul McCartney: vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar
John Lennon: backing vocals, harmonica, harmonium, six-string bass
George Harrison: backing vocals
Ringo Starr: drums
George Martin: piano

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The Beatles (White Album)
Anthology 3

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7 March 2016
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Another great singalong from the White Album . Just like The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill , the hero is intent on shooting someone/some creature, and is equally inept. TWO bass guitars, that's why the riff sounds so great, played in tandem, especially the mono version which is well separated. I love the tinkly piano "solos", for there is no solo, sorry George. Also the expertly mixed backing vocals on the last verse, slotted in there. If anything palls its that Paul might have been encouraged to go doo doo doo on one too many songs.

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7 March 2016
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I used to think I didn't like this song, but I heard someone perform this at karaoke a few nights ago and I really liked it then.  I'm gonna have to give this one a second chance.

7 March 2016
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This used to be my favorer song, but not so much anymore. I still enjoy it, but I just wouldn't want to listen to it on repeat for two hours like I used to.

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4 December 2017
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Rocky Raccoon is a song that has become more popular over time. Its a great song, and I see a lot of young people isolating it from The Beatles and adding it to their playlists, with little playtime given to any other Beatles songs. 

If all of my prior Beatles knowledge was removed, I am fairly certain that Rocky Raccoon would be one of the first songs I would discover. 

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Rocky Raccoon has a really nice melody and acoustic guitar playing, but the lyrics are just irritating. I can tolerate some of their quirkier lyrics but often they ruin otherwise great songs.

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1 October 2019
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She called herself Lil...

I wonder if Paul was giving a nod to Lily Evan's (Mal's wife) who was called Lil.

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