OK: Rocky's story line is a total cliche. Nice tune though. But the story makes it a bit of a bore, frankly.
And Martha My Dear is almost certainly NOT about Paul's wretched sheep dog. I have always thought it felt more like it was addressed to Jane Asher (a common interpretation when the WA came out). I feel that Paul may have used the name of Martha (a female dog's name) to say that Jane was a "b i tc h". In any case, the song is to me a weakie.
Post edited as b i t c h was censored to b****. I inserted spaces to fool the censor.
Well, we can assume all we want about Martha My Dear, and that's clever of you to point that out (and I don't mean that sarcastically -- that's quite an interpretation
), but until Paul changes his mind, I would say it's about his dog. And I can't really debate this one way or the other any further.
As far as Rocky Raccoon goes, I like the Country-Western twist to it, about how he fights in a showdown, gets shot, and then comes back to try again. I don't find many songs like that in the Beatles catalogue anyway, so it's a very welcome addition.