Ringo Starr has composed a portion of a tune that will become “Octopus’s Garden.” Not much of one — “that’s all I’ve got,” he says. And George Harrison, sensing that his bandmate may not be able to climb out of the hole on his own steam, generously lends a hand. Which is what a good soul (or good samaritan, if you will) does for a friend. Harrison, in short, was a real human being.
Harrison quote: “‘Octopus’s Garden is only the second song Ringo has ever written, mind you, and it’s lovely [and] so peaceful. it’s so peaceful. I suppose Ringo is writing cosmic songs these days without even realizing it.”