Octopus's Garden Lyrics

The Beatles


publisher: ©STARTLING MUSIC LTD C/O BRUCE V. GRAKAL
writers: Richard Starkey
album: Track 5 in album Abbey Road
release date: 1969-9-26
popularity : 699 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock/Art Rock/Acid Rock/Hard Rock
length: 2:51
producer: George Martin
lead vocals: Ringo Starr
electric guitar: John Lennon
background vocals: George Harrison and Paul McCartney
electric bass guitar: Paul McCartney
percussion & drums & piano: Ringo Starr
electric guitar & Moog: George Harrison
composer: Richard Starkey
lyricist: Richard Starkey

Cover Art

The Beatles Abbey Road cover art
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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.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Come Together
  • 2 Something
  • 3 Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
  • 4 Oh! Darling
  • 5 Octopus’s Garden
  • 6 I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  • 7 Here Comes the Sun
  • 8 Because
  • 9 You Never Give Me Your Money
  • 10 Sun King
  • 11 Mean Mr. Mustard
  • 12 Polythene Pam
  • 13 She Came In Through the Bathroom Window
  • 14 Golden Slumbers
  • 15 Carry That Weight
  • 16 The End
  • 17 Her Majesty