"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
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. But it's definitely not complete without Carry That Weight and The End. :)
    LeeEyeLaon July 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts so sweet :-)
    laxenfrogon July 01, 2002   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
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me cry...
    PunkAngel401on March 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrainDamage and Bobo beat me to it. =)
    I absolutely love this song. Beautiful.
    MaggieBeatleson April 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSorry about that, MaggieBeatles. A great track, though. I got the information from my book... so...
    Bobo192on April 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    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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