The Bigger Picture.
A is for Parrot at which we can plainly see
B is for glasses which we can plainly see
C is for plastic which we can plainly see
D is for (Doris? Davies?)
E is for binoculars I’ll get it in five
F is for Ethel who lives next door
G is for Orange which we love to eat when we can get them because they are from abroad
H is for England and (Heather)
I is for monkey we see in the tree.
J is for the parrot which we can plainly see
K is for shoe top we wear to the ball
L is for the land because brown
M is for Venezuela where the orange came from
N is for Brazil near Venezuela (very near)
O is for football which we kick about a bit
T is for Tommy who won the war
Q is a garden which we can plainly see
R is for intestines which hurt when we dance
S is for the pancake or wholewheat bread
U is for Ethel who lives on the hill
P is arab and her sister will
V is for we
W is for lighter which never lights
X is easter – have one yourself
Y is crooked letter and you can’t straighten it
Z is for Apple which we can plainly see
This is my story both humble and true
Take it to pieces and mend it with glue
John lennon 1969, Feb.”
— The John Lennon Letters by Hunter Davis.
Written by John Lennon: Letter 94, Alphabet from “Bag One”,
February 1969. John & Yoko did “Bag” performances, appearing on stage wrapped in a bag so that no one could see who they were. The idea was to show that the essence of the individual is not to be found in their outward appearance.