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Poetry Corner:Yellow Submarine

On this day in 1968 The Beatles’ animated film “Yellow Submarine” premiered in London, here’s your earworm for today.

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Yellow Submarine

In the town where I was born
Lived a man who sailed to sea
And he told us of his life
In the land of submarines
So we sailed up to the sun
‘Til we found a sea of green
And we lived beneath the waves
In our yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
And our friends are all aboard
Many more of them live next door
And the band begins to play
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
(Full speed ahead Mr. Parker, full speed ahead
Full speed ahead it is, Sergeant
Action station, action station
Aye, aye, sir, fire
Captain, captain)
As we live a life of ease
Everyone
The Beatles

2 replies »

  1. I remember going to see this and bring vaguely disappointed. I wasn’t hippy enough yet.
    My favourite bit of the song is the band bit after ’and the band begins to play’ where John Lennon, on acoustic guitar, forgets the right chords and it all goes very messy. A rare slip up with no retake.

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