BeatleSongs mentions its “classical feel of a standard” and Tell Me Why notes that Ringo is the only band member to perform on the song. This was written by John as a sort of lullaby to Julian.
This song would really be a showcase for the direction much of Ringo’s solo career. Closing out The Beatles it calmed everything down, especially after the craziness of “Revolution No. 9” which is more of an experiment than anything else.
I had the strangest dream on the flight to Boston. Technically it was the flight from Seattle to Minneapolis, which is where I had a layover on my way to Boston, but you get the idea.
Anyway, I was asleep on the plane, and that’s part of the dream, I was awoken by an alarm sound, the type usually reserved for spy movies when the good guy is going to get caught breaking into the evil person’s laboratory. A sort of Klaxon Alarm. Lights were flashing, sound blaring, the whole shebang. What made it bizarre (as if that wasn’t bad enough, having a massive DANGER warning mid-flight) was how “matter of fact” everybody was. Even me.
And then we crashed.
There were fortunately no injuries, and no islands populated by smoke monsters and polar bears. It was more of a rough landing than a crash, but it was, as I remember the dream, a crash. And the alarm shut off the instant before impact.
I awoke to some turbulence. Actually awoke. A minute or so later we began our descent into Minneapolis.