Martha My Dear – The Beatles

The Beatles,THE BEATLES (White Album)

composed by John Lennon & Paul McCartney ©1968 Northern Songs Ltd.

愛しのマーサ 僕を憶えていて
愛しのマーサ 僕を忘れないで

ビートルズが1968年にリリースしたアルバムTHE BEATLES (White Album)の9曲目(LP盤ではB面の1曲目)。クレジットはLennon – McCartneyだが実質的にはポール・マッカートニーの作品である。



Paul McCartney (1968)
You see, I just start singing some words with a tune, you know what I mean. Mainly I’m just doing a tune and then some words come into my head, you know. And these happened to be 'Martha My Dear, though I spend my days in conversation.’ So you can read anything you like into it, but really it’s just a song. It’s me singing to my dog.(laughs)

Paul McCartney (1994)
When I taught myself piano I liked to see how far I could go, and this (song) started off as a piece you’d learn as a piano lesson. It’s quite hard for me to play, It’s a two-handed thing, like a little set piece. Then when I was blocking out words– you just mouth out sounds and some things come– I found the words 'Martha my dear.’ So I made up another fantasy song… I mean, I’m not really speaking to Martha, it’s a communication of some sort or affection, but in a slightly abstract way– 'You silly girl, look what you’ve done…’ Whereas it would appear to anybody else to be a song to a girl called Martha, it’s actually a dog, and our relationship was platonic, believe me.

My Recording Data


HostApple iMac MC509J/A
ApplicationApple Logic Pro 9.1.7
Audio I/FRoland UA-55


Tr.1 :: Drums

  • KONTAKT 5 – Abbey Road 60s Drummer – Late 60 Kit
  • Chan EQ > Space Dsn > Limiter


Tr.2 :: E.Guitar

  • Epiphone Elitist CASINO ( = rear)
  • Guitar Rig > Chan EQ > Sample Dly
  • タイトなピアノ、ベースと比べるとやや自由なリズムで鳴っているパート。


Tr.3 :: Bass

  • Rickenbacker 4001 C64 ( = front)
  • Guitar Rig
  • ピック弾き。フルトーン。


Tr.4 :: Piano

  • exs24 – Steinway Grand Piano
  • 僕にとってはちょっと難易度高め。リズムに乗って弾けるようになるまでかなり練習した。


Tr.5 :: Violin

  • KONTAKT 5 – Violin Ensemble


Tr.6 :: Cello

  • KONTAKT 5 – Cello Ensemble


Tr.7 :: Horn

  • KONTAKT 5 – French Horn


Tr.8 :: Trumpet

  • KONTAKT 5 – Trumpet Ensemble


Tr.9 :: Trombone

  • KONTAKT 5 – Trombone Ensemble


Tr.10 :: Tuba

  • KONTAKT 5 – Tuba



2013.04.03: version 2.0
2003.07.01: version 1.0