Hear This: “Martha My Dear” isn’t really about a dog, but who cares

InHear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week: For Pets Week, songs written about or inspired by pets.

The Beatles, “Martha My Dear” (1968)

Paul McCartney has written a lot of sentimental and sappy songs. Hell, he’s even written a song defending all those sentimental, sappy songs. But it’s hard to beat the sentimentality behind a song like “Martha My Dear,” which McCartney named for his big, fluffy Old English Sheepdog, Martha. Though

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