The Beatles - I Am The Walrus
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Great Rock Songs That Reference Classic Books
2. The Beatles - I Am The Walrus
The title of John Lennon's nonsensical composition from 1967 refers to Lewis Carroll's poem The Walrus And The Carpenter, which is included in the 1871 book Through The Looking Glass. And, if that's not enough, the end of the track also includes snatches of a BBC radio dramatisation of Shakespeare's King Lear: "If ever thou wilt thrive, bury my body; / And give the letters which thou find'st about me / To Edmund Earl of Gloucester; seek him out / Upon the British party: O, untimely death!"