The Beatles -- ‘Here Comes The Sun’

Here Comes The Sun (3.05)

George Harrison: Lead vocal, backing vocal, acoustic guitar, harmonium, moog synthesiser; Paul McCartney: Harmony vocal, bass guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums; Viola: Unknown player; Violin: Unknown player; Cello: Unknown player; Flute: Unknown player; Alto flute: Unknown player; Piccolo: Unknown player; Clarinet: Unknown player; Double bass: Unknown player

This was written in 1969 when George bunked-off from a business meeting and went round Eric Clapton’s house and wrote it in his garden. “I sagged off,” he said. “And the relief of not having to go and see all those dopey accountants was wonderful.”

The first few months of 1969 had proved to be a particularly trying time for George. In the nine-or-so months before this song came out he’d been hospitalized for a week (having his tonsils out), he’d been arrested for possession (when in actual fact he’d been stitched up by the police), and had temporarily quit the band after one too many digs.

The instrumental section lifts a piece from ‘Badge’ – the song that George write with Clapton for Cream in April ’69.

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