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Sir Paul McCartney could also be joint most profitable singer-songwriter in music historical past alongside John Lennon, however even Macca admits to nicking lyrics.

In the most recent episode of his podcast A Life in Lyrics, The Beatles legend was talking in regards to the Abbey Road track Golden Slumbers.

The 81-year-old mentioned: “That chorus that I’ve used as a chorus, literally, is the lyrics to an old Victorian song.”

Asked by Muldoon, the host, if it was known as sampling, McCartney merely replied: “Well, it’s called stealing.

“But because I don’t read music, I didn’t know what the melody that went with this was. So I put my own melody to it and just took these words.”

McCartney had found the sheet music for Thomas Dekker’s lullaby Cradle Song at his father’s house in Liverpool. Left on the piano by his stepsister Ruth, Macca was unable to learn music however created his personal tune to the primary stanza of the unique with some minor phrase modifications.

On Jennifer Hudson protecting Golden Slumbers for the film Sing, he mentioned: “You know what’s really nice about this, talking about this touching a nerve in the human psyche. One of the things I love about writing songs is you’ll be watching a film or listening to the radio something, and it’ll reappear. It’ll appear with someone else singing it. And I just love that it’s touched their nerve so much so that they think, ‘this would be a good song for this film.’”

McCartney added: “They use Golden Slumbers to open the thing, and it’s very powerful. Then right at the end, when you’ve heard the whole story and everything’s worked out, they use it again…What’s great about it is the next generation who are watching a kid’s animation thing now know Golden Slumbers.”

McCartney: A Life in Lyrics is an iHeartPodcast and will be listened to right here.