Octopus. The idea for the song came when Starr was on a boat with actor Peter Sellers in Sardinia in 1968. Starr ordered fish and chips for lunch, but instead, they gave him a squid.
The ship’s captain told Starr how octopuses lived on the bottom of the sea, collecting stones and shiny objects to build gardens. The Let It Be movie includes a scene where Harrison helps Starr on the piano.