Ob La Di Ob La Da by Lennon (1940-1980) / McCartney (1942-)
The songwriting partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney is one of the best-known and most successful musical collaborations in history. Between 1962 and 1969, they wrote and published approximately 180 jointly credited songs, of which the vast majority were recorded by The Beatles and form the bulk of their catalogue.
Paul McCartney wrote the song around the time that highlife and reggae were beginning to become popular in Britain. The tag line “ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, bra” was an expression used by Nigerian conga player Jimmy Scott-Emuakpor, an acquaintance of McCartney
60s. Arranged for the solo guitar. 28 Measures. 3 Pages. 4/4 Time Signature. key of c. 1968 album The Beatles (also referred to as The White Album).