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According to Lennon, the lyrics were largely derived from the literary style of Lewis Carroll's novel Alice in Wonderland.   Lennon had read and admired Carroll's works, and the title of Julian's drawing reminded him of the "Which Dreamed It?" chapter of Through the Looking Glass, in which Alice floats in a "boat beneath a sunny sky".  Lennon recalled in a 1980 interview: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah "British certifications – Elton John". British Phonographic Industry . Retrieved 12 March 2022. Type Elton John in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
Upon the release of the Sgt. Pepper album, Disc and Music Echo magazine wrote that "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" was "easily remembered", that the song spotlighted John Lennon's "peculiarly insinuating" vocals, and that it "jumps along on a crashing clavicord-type sound."  Richard Goldstein wrote in a review for The New York Times that the song was "an engaging curio, nothing more."  Ernie Santosuosso wrote in a review for The Boston Globe that the song's imagery was "wild".