The Beatles have just released two more songs before next Friday's deluxe edition of their seventh album, ‘Revolver’ from 1966, “Got To Get You Into My Life” and “Yellow Submarine.”
The first release is a "Second Version / Unnumbered Mix" of Paul McCartney's "Got to Get You Into My Life," with the guitar filling the spots that would later be replaced by horns -- the first Beatles songs to feature brass.
The second song is one that has been long credited to McCartney. But, as the "Songwriting Work Tape Part 1" revealed, "Yellow Submarine" is truly a collaboration between Paul and John Lennon since Lennon is the one who wrote the melody and opening lines. McCartney said he was the one who came up with the yellow submarine idea.
McCartney said, "I was lying in bed one night, and you know that moment just before you drift off to sleep? This is a little limbo moment. And with me, one of the things I find myself doing because I'm a songwriter is I'm thinking of ideas for songs. And somehow in that little limbo moment, I thought, 'Ah, this might be good for Ringo. A children's song,' because Ringo was always very good with kids. And this idea of a 'Yellow Submarine,' like a kids book or something, came into my mind. So I think the next day I just started writing it."
Ringo Starr sang "Yellow Submarine." Those singing background and adding sound effects were George Harrison's wife, Pattie Boyd, Marianne Faithfull, producer George Martin, and Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones.
Two years later, the song would inspire the band's animated film of the same name. Ringo Starr talked about “Yellow Submarine,” saying, “It's a nice story of a man who sailed to sea. Paul wrote it, really. And because of its childlike qualities, that was one they always passed on to me. The interesting bit about the sound in the middle of that, besides the engine noises and the water which was blowing in a straw -- I mean, we did all our own sound effects. I was at one end of the studio shouting, 'Up, off the caper, off the caper!' And John was at the other end, ‘Here, Captain. All here, Captain.’ We all just sort of made it up on the spot."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]