Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is a song credited to Lennon–McCartney that appears on the Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Lennon's son Julian inspired the song with a nursery school drawing he called "Lucy—in the sky with diamonds".

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You can play along with the Beatles in GCEA tuning!

Most of the song is in simple triple metre (3/4 time), but the chorus is in 4/4 time.

Shortly after the song's release, speculation arose that the first letter of each of the title nouns intentionally spelled "LSD".  Lennon consistently denied this, insisting the song's fantastical imagery was inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland books, a claim repeatedly confirmed by Paul McCartney. Rolling Stone magazine described the song as "Lennon's lavish daydream" and music critic Richie Unterberger said "'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds' was one of the best songs on the Beatles' famous Sgt. Pepper album, and one of the classic songs of psychedelia as a whole. There are few other songs that so successfully evoke a dream world, in both the sonic textures and words."

****REVISED April 26, 2019 - SR****

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