10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Abbey Road’

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Abbey Road’

8 Paul Did Some Lyric Appropriation of His Own on ‘Golden Slumbers’

While visiting his father, McCartney saw a piano book that contained a poem by 16th century English playwright Thomas Dekker. McCartney changed a few words, put his own melody to it and worked it into an existing song he had. The original begins, “Golden slumbers kiss your eyes / Smiles awake you when you rise / Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry / And I will sing a lullaby.”

PREV | NEXT

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *