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Martha My Dear is a song written by Paul McCartney about his English Sheepdog, Martha. This song is on the white album .

Withmart

Paul With Martha


Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]

Martha my dear

Though I spend my days in conversation

Please

Remember me

Martha, my love

Don't forget me

Martha my dear


[Bridge 1]

Hold your head up, you silly girl

Look what you've done

When you find yourself in the thick of it

Help yourself to a bit of what's all around you

Silly girl


[Bridge 2]

Take a good look around you

Take a good look around to see

That you and me

Were meant to be, for each other

Silly girl


[Bridge 1]

Hold your hand out, you silly girl

See what you've done

When you find yourself in the thick of it

Help yourself to a bit of what's all around you

Silly girl


[Verse 2]

Martha my dear

You have always been my inspiration

Please

Be good to me

Martha my love

Don't forget me

Martha my dear

History[]

The song was recorded on October 4 1968 at trident stidios with only 2 Beatles being present, Paul and George, as seen playing his Gibson Les Paul in the picture below.

Marthamydear

Here's a picture from the session. Note that contrary to popular belief, Paul isn't the only Beatle on this song, as we can see George here with his Gibson guitar

Credits[]

  • Paul McCartney -Lead Vocals, Piano (#44064 C Bechstien Grand Piano), Bass Guitar (1966 Fender Jazz Bass), Drums (1964 Ludwig Super Classic black Oyster Pearl) and Handclaps
  • George Harrison -Rhythm Guitar (1957 Gibson Les Paul Standard)
  • Bernard Miller-Violin
  • Dennis McConnell-Violin
  • Lou Sofier-Violin
  • Les Maddox-Violin
  • Leo Birnbaum-Viola
  • Henry Myerscough-Cello
  • Frederick Alexander-Cello
  • Leon Calvert-Trumpet and Flugelhorn
  • Stanley Reynolds-Trumpet
  • Ronnie Hughes-Trumpet
  • Tony Tunstall-French Horn
  • Ted Barker-Trombone
  • Alf Reese-Tuba
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