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Song «Rocky Raccoon» von Beatles.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1968 11 22 (Album), 1968 08 15 (Rec.)
Label: Parlophone P-PCS 7067/8
Songwriter Lennon-McCartney
Produktion: George Martin
Genre: Rock - Folkrock

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Dieses Kunstlied von Paul McCartney erfindet die Figur des «Rocky Raccoon», die später zur Marvel Comix Figur «Rocket Raccoon» wird. Der Song handelt von der Dreiecksbeziehung zwischen Rocky, seiner untreuen Geliebten Magill und Danny, ihrem neuen Liebhaber. Es kommt zum Duell und Danny trifft Rocky tödlich - die Parodie einer amerikanischen Folk-/Country-Ballade.

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Beatles
Lennon-McCartney
George Martin

Lyrics

[Verse 1] Now somewhere in the black mining hills of Dakota There lived a young boy named Rocky Raccoon And one day his woman ran off with another guy Hit young Rocky in the eye Rocky didn't like that He said, "I'm gonna get that boy" So one day he walked into town Booked himself a room in the local saloon [Chorus] And Rocky Raccoon checked into his room Only to find Gideon's bible But Rocky had come equipped with a gun To shoot off the legs of his rival [Verse 2] His rival it seems had broken his dreams By stealing the girl of his fancy Her name was Magill, and she called herself Lil But everyone knew her as Nancy Now, she and her man, who called himself Dan Were in the next room at the hoe-down And Rocky burst in, and grinning a grin He said, "Danny boy, this is a showdown" But Daniel was hot, he drew first and shot And Rocky collapsed in the corner [Instrumental bridge] [Verse 3] Now the doctor came in stinking of gin And proceeded to lie on the table He said, "Rocky, you met your match" And Rocky said, "Doc, it's only a scratch And I'll be better, I'll be better, Doc, as soon as I am able" [Chorus] And now Rocky Raccoon, he fell back in his room Only to find Gideon's bible Gideon checked out, and he left it no doubt To help with good Rocky's revival [Outro] C'mon, Rocky boy C'mon, Rocky boy