Dig a Pony

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"Dig a Pony"
Song by The Beatles
from the album Let It Be
Released8 May 1970
Recorded30 January 1969
GenreBlues rock, hard rock
Length3:52
LabelApple, EMI
Songwriter(s)Lennon/McCartney
Producer(s)Phil Spector
Let It Be track listing

"Dig a Pony" is a song by The Beatles.

Composition[change | change source]

John Lennon was the song's composer and singer but the song was credited to Lennon/McCartney. It was originally called "All I Want Is You". Lennon would later comment that he thought the song was "a piece of garbage,"[1] though he has shown similar scorn for many of his songs. It was written for his soon-to-be wife Yoko Ono, and featured a multitude of strange, seemingly nonsense phrases which were strung together, culminating in the chorus "All I want is you", aimed at Yoko.

The song was one of the songs on Let It Be that was recorded at the rooftop concert. It begins with a false start, with Ringo Starr yelling "hold it!" to halt the other band members because he was holding a cigarette and had only one drum stick in his hand.

Personnel[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Sheff, David (2000). All We Are Saying. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 205. ISBN 0-312-25464-4.