A Spaniard In The Works

‘I have this little budgie
He is my very pal
I take him walks in London
I hope I always shall’

-John Lennon, 1965

John Lennon

‘I wrote A Spaniard in the Works with a bottle of Johnny Walker. That’s why I didn’t write any more. Because I thought if it takes a bottle for Johnny Walker every night ­- not a whole bottle, I mean, but having a bottle to loosen up, then it’s not working like it did before.’

John Lennon, 1980