The Beatles -- ‘The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill’

The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill (3.14)

John Lennon: Lead vocal, acoustic guitar, organ; Paul McCartney: Backing vocal, bass guitar; George Harrison: Backing vocal, acoustic guitar; Ringo Starr: Backing vocal, drums, tambourine; Backing vocal: Yoko Ono, Unknown player; Melloton: Chris Thomas

This told the story of an obnoxious little kid called Richard Cooke III, whom they met in Rishikesh. He was 10-feet tall and had a crew cut and boiler suit and went out safari hunting with his mother. They were guided into the jungle and sat up in a tree for three hours, until a tiger came around the corner and scared the heebie-jeebies out of them. Luckily for Cooke (but unluckily for the tiger) he got his gun up just in time and blew him to smithereens. And when he regaled the tale back in the camp, the Maharishi was reportedly aghast that one of his supposedly pacifist followers could do such a thing.

When The Beatles recorded it back in London they arranged a little party too, and invited all of their mates along to chant the chorus. Yoko even got her own line to sing – …

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