Lyrics and music John Lennon / Paul McCartney
Arrangement Mark Brymer
One night, as he couldn’t sleep, Paul McCartney got the idea of writing a song for kids about submarines of different colours. This is how the song was created. It is the story of a young boy who listens to the fantasy tales of an old seaman. The boy decides to go to sea in order to check whether what the old man says is true.The song was recorded on 26 May 1966.