Octopus's Garden ()
Author: Ringo Starr; Lead vocal: Ringo Starr

I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade
He'd let us in, knows where we've been
In his octopus' garden in the shade

I'd ask my friends to come and see
An octopus' garden with me
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade.

We would be warm below the storm
In our little hideaway beneath the waves
Resting our head on the sea bed
In an octopus' garden near a cave

We would sing and dance around
because we know we can't be found
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden in the shade

We would shout and swim about
The coral that lies beneath the waves
(Lies beneath the ocean waves)
Oh what joy for every girl and boy
Knowing they're happy and they're safe
(Happy and they're safe)

We would be so happy you and me
No one there to tell us what to do
I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus' garden with you.


Credits

Recorded: April 26, 1969 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added April 29, 1969 and July 17-18, 1969
John Lennon - lead guitar, background vocal
Paul McCartney - bass guitar, piano, background vocal
George Harrison - lead guitar, synthesizer
Ringo Starr - lead vocal, drums

This version of the song available on

UK albums
Abbey Road (1969)
US albums
Abbey Road (1969)

Other versions of the song

Octopus's Garden (Takes 2 and 8)