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Dogs Divine 4: Paul’s Dear Martha

These days when we hear somebody talk about a Martha, we automatically think of Martha Stewart. But in the late 60’s there was a Martha that was revered in one of the songs by The Beatles.

Let’s look at the lyrics, listen to the song and learn about the Martha that inspired Paul McCartney to write this song.

The Song
MARTHA MY DEAR
Paul McCartney
via sing365

Martha my dear,
though I spend my days in conversation,
please remember me.

Martha my love,
don’t forget me,
Martha my dear.

Hold your head up,
you silly girl,
look what you’ve done.
When you find yourself in the thick of it,
help yourself to a bit of what is all around you, silly girl.

Take a good look around you,
Take a good look, you’re bound to see
that you and me
were meant to be
for each other, silly girl.

Hold your hand out,
you silly girl,
see what you’ve done.
When you find yourself in the thick of it,
help yourself to a bit of what is all around you, silly girl.

Martha my dear,
you have always been my inspiration,
please be good to me.

Martha my love,
don’t forget me,
Martha my dear.

The Story Behind MARTHA MY DEAR

“Paul McCartney wrote “Martha My Dear” as a piano exercise, but it was later released on the White Album. The song was inspired by McCartney’s love for his Old English sheepdog, which he adopted in 1965. Although there was speculation that the song was about longtime love interest Jane Asher, in 1977 he revealed that his dog Martha was the song’s true inspiration. “Whereas it would appear to anybody else to be a song to a girl called Martha, it’s actually a dog, and our relationship was platonic, believe me,” he said.” via Mother Nature Network
*Learn more about “Martha My Dear” on Wikipedia
Paul and Martha ‘chillin’

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