Julia (Lennon/McCartney)

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Julia (Lennon/McCartney)

Quotes

“The song is for her – and for Yoko.” – John Lennon, Playboy, 1980

“He told me he wanted to write a song about his mother. He said, “Donovan, you’re the king of children’s songs. Can you help me?… I want to write a song about the childhood that I never really had with my mother.” He asked me to help him with the images that he could use in lyrics for a song about this subject. So I said, “Well, when you think of the song, where do you imagine yourself?” And John said, “I’m at a beach and I’m holding hands with my mother and we’re walking together.” And I helped him with a couple of lines, “Seashell eyes / windy smile” – for the Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland feel that John loved so much.” – Donovan

Personnel

  • John Lennon – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar

Release history