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“The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill”

Published on 1968
Author: Lennon/McCartney
Track 6 on “The Beatles – White Album

Beatles quotes about “The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill”

JOHN 1980: “Oh, that was written about a guy in Maharishi’s meditation camp who took a short break to go shoot a few poor tigers, and then come back to commune with God. There used to be a character called Jungle Jim, and I combined him with Buffalo Bill. It’s a sort of teenage social comment song, and a bit of a joke. Yoko’s on that one, I believe.”

PAUL circa-1994: “I remember John singing ‘Bungalow Bill’ in Rishikesh. This is another of his great songs and it’s one of my favorites to this day because it stands for alot of what I stand for now. ‘Did you really have to shoot that tiger’ is its message. ‘Aren’t you a big guy? Aren’t you a brave man?’ I think John put it very well.”

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