The Unicorn

Written by DonovanUnreleased song

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This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions

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Song facts

The Unicorn” is a song from Donovan, released on his UK-only 1971 LP, “HMS Donovan“. In November 1968, when in the studio with Paul McCartney for the recording of Mary Hopkin’s album “Post Card“, Donovan started playing this song and was joined by Paul on guitar.

Transcript of Paul McCartney and Donovan recorded during the sessions for Mary Hopkin’s Postcard LP as heard on the “No. 3 Abbey Road N.W. 8” bootleg CD. (reproduced from ):

[…] Everyone laughs again. Donovan sings and plays a few verses of a song of his, The Unicorn. Paul joins in and a little duet on guitar ensues. Suddenly, the tape cuts to an apparently later session. An unidentified male is now sitting with the group. […]

Last updated on September 24, 2021


No. 3 Abbey Road N.W. 8

Unofficial album • Released in 2011

Studio version

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
Donovan :
Acoustic guitar, Vocals

Session Recording:
November 1968

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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