Yellow Submarine (song)
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|(double A-side) "|
|Released||5 August 1966|
|Recorded||26 May and 1 June 1966,|
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"Yellow Submarine" is a 1966 song by
It became the title song of the animated
In a joint interview in March 1967, McCartney and Lennon recalled that the song's melody was created by combining two different songs they had been working on separately. Lennon noted that McCartney brought in the chorus ("the submarine... the chorus bit") which Lennon suggested combining with a melody for the verses that he'd already written. McCartney also noted: "It's a happy place, that's all. You know, it was just ... We were trying to write a children's song. That was the basic idea. And there's nothing more to be read into it than there is in the lyrics of any children's song."
In 1980, Lennon talked further about the song: "'Yellow Submarine' is Paul's baby.
In 1994, McCartney discussed his inspiration for the song's concept: "I was laying in bed in the Ashers' garret ... I was thinking of it as a song for Ringo, which it eventually turned out to be, so I wrote it as not too rangey in the vocal, then started making a story, sort of an