"Golden Slumbers" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
Once there was a way,
To get back homeward.

Once there was a way
To get back home.

Sleep, pretty darling,
Dot not cry
And I will sing a lullaby.

Golden slumbers,
Fill your eyes
Smiles await you when you rise
Sleep pretty darling
Do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby.

Once there was a way
To get back homeward

Once there was a way
To get back home

Sleep, pretty darling
Do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby.


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"Golden Slumbers" as written by John Winston Lennon, Paul James Mccartney

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    General CommentFirst time I heard this song I cried so much, including it's lead onto carry that weight and the end. These three songs just seem like the perfect illustration of life and death. We grow from childhood where we're too old to be comforted by our parents and sung a lullaby. There's no one to kiss us better when we scrape our knee. Things get harder, there's pressure and stress that we have to carry as weight on our soldiers until we die - but in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make, and the lives you touch on the way, and the people who touch you make it worth it.
    To be fair, I know nothing about life. I'm only fifteen. :S, but that's my interpretation for you. :)
    clockworkdollyon April 04, 2010   Link
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    MemoryThe first time I heard the last trilogy of songs on Abbey Road I cried....I wanted to go home to my friends, but that was past and I could not go back. To this day I cry when I hear this song. Along with Blackbird, In My Life this trilogy of tunes these mean the most personally to me
    bb1969on September 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe song is based on a poem by by 17th century poet Thomas Dekker. Also, Paul saw a song called Golden Slumbers in his step-sister's songbook, but he was unable to read the music so he just rewrote it with his own music and lyrics.
    BrainDamageon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentA Londoner born c. 1570, Thomas Deker was the author of The shoemaker's Holiday (1600) The Pleasant Comedy of Old Fortunatus (1600) The Honest Whore (1604) The Gull's Hornbook (1609) The Roaring Girl (1611), and the posthumously published The Syn's Darling (1656).
    Bobo192on March 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentben folds does a wonderful cover of this
    your_name_hereon April 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentDream theater also does a cover on A change of seasons. Its part of a medley called "the big medley" they do a sick sick job
    fenderx55on June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAwe, when I first moved..I listened to this song, and as soon as I heard "Once there was a way to get back homeward. Once there was a way to get back home." I cried lol. I love this song.
    PunkAngel401on July 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's a beautiful song. I have never liked a beatles cover more than the original, especially when Paul M sings, but Ben Folds' is so good, definitely equal.
    cateylon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful...Paul's voice on this song brings me to tears every time I hear it.
    beatlesfan4evron June 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI had always known about this song having been a beatles fan since I was ten! However it only took on any significance for me in the past few months. Drinking a lot and smoking too much weed, arriving back at my flat in a depressed state I started playing beatles tunes. This one leapt out and blew me away, made me actually cry.

    Its a tune I'm gonna play to my kids when I have some. Paul may be a bit of a sell out and some times his tunes do drip with insincerity, using emotion to sell but this is a true gem. Try some of the bootleg versions to find earlier takes when Paul is even more emotional, amazing stuff!

    Matt
    Nowheremanon February 26, 2005   Link

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