Dig a Pony
- John Lennon – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
- Paul McCartney – backing vocals, bass guitar
- George Harrison – backing vocals, lead guitar
- Ringo Starr – drums
- Billy Preston – electric piano
The Beatles released Dig a Pony in 1970 on the Let It Be album. It was the next to last number sung in the rooftop concert at Apple Studios in London on January 30, 1969, when several of the Let it Be tracks were recorded. John Lennon wrote the music and words to this song, which he directed to Yoko Ono, soon to be his wife. Many of the phrases are either abstruse abstractions, nonsense or in-jokes between John and Yoko. The chorus repeats the line, "All I want is you." Famously, there is a false start in the rooftop recording, as Ringo needed to free his hands to play drums, and he shouts "Hold it!" In Anthology 3, the first verse and the ending start with Paul singing the chorus line, but these features were cut from the Let it Be version and the Naked version. In typical Beatles fashion, the phrase "dig a pony" goes through changes, like Cockney rhyme, to "dog a boney" to "bog a doney" and even "roll a lorry" in the rooftop concert. In the US release of Let it Be, this song is misnamed "I Dig a Pony."