Assembly of Dust

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I Am The Walrus


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Lyrics:


This song has been played live 1 time/s.

History of the song:

First Performed (with AOD)
October 31, 2003
Higher Ground Burlington VT

AOD dressed up with animal masks, Reid-Walrus, Adam-Wolf,John-Bull,Andy-Pig, Nate-Rhino

Original release date: 1967
Album: Magical Mystery Tour

The walrus within the song is a reference to the walrus in Lewis Carroll's The Walrus and the Carpenter. Lennon later expressed dismay at learning that the walrus was the villain within the poem
Lennon later claimed he wrote the first two lines on separate acid trips. The song was used in the Beatles' 1967 television film and album Magical Mystery Tour, and was released as the B-side to the #1 hit "Hello, Goodbye"
Lennon composed the song by combining three separate songs he had been working on. Additionally, when he learned that a teacher at his old primary school was having his students analyse Beatles' lyrics, he added a verse of specifically nonsensical words designed to confuse listeners.
Lennon, amused that a teacher was putting so much effort into understanding Beatles lyrics, decided to write the most confusing, unusual lyric he could. Lennon's childhood friend and former fellow member of the Quarrymen Peter Shotton was visiting, and he asked Shotton about a silly playground nursery rhyme that they used to sing when they were kids. Shotton remembered the words:
"Yellow matter custard, green slop pie,
All mixed together with a dead dog's eye,
Slap it on a butty, ten foot thick,
Then wash it all down with a cup of cold sick"

Lennon borrowed a couple of words from the rhyme, added the three old unfinished ideas and the result was the lyrics to "I Am the Walrus"


This is a cover song and has been played on these occasions:

Written by The Beatles(Lennon/McCartney)


No guest artists have performed this song

This songs hasn't been performed as a part of 'Assembly of Mud'.

This songs hasn't been performed as a part of 'Assembly of Dirt'.

This songs hasn't been performed as a part of 'Assembly of Wood'.

This song was a segue on these occasions:

October 31, 2003
Cabin John->I Am The Walrus->Cabin John
HIgher Ground Burlington VT