Neil came to me whilst we were filming FREE AS A BIRD, and said that George’s only request was that we have a sitar somewhere in the piece. ‘Oh and Ringo wants an elephant and his Mum.’ So I got Bungalow Bill and an elephant. The song is credited to Lennon/ McCartney but Ringo’s affection for these characters implies a certain involvement.
HE WENT OUT TIGER HUNTING WITH HIS ELEPHANT AND GUN
IN CASE OF ACCIDENTS HE ALWAYS TOOK HIS MOM (MUM)…
HEY, BUNGALOW BILL, WHAT DID YOU KILL?
George got his sitar and Ringo got his elephant.