The Beatles -- ‘I Me Mine’

I Me Mine (2.26)

George Harrison: Lead vocal, lead guitar, acoustic guitar; Paul McCartney: Harmony vocal, bass guitar, piano; Ringo Starr: Drums; Organ: Billy Preston; Viola: Unknown player; Violin: Unknown player; Cello: Unknown player; Trumpet: Unknown player; Trombone: Unknown player; Harp: Unknown player

George first aired this during the stormy ‘Get Back’ sessions, only for John to complain about it’s “droning melody.” This proved to be the final straw for George, and he walked out of the sessions threatening to quit the band forever. But John’s real gripe (and Paul’s as well, for that matter) was probably more to do with the lyrics, because they sensed that George was having a pop at them.

“‘I Me Mine’ is the old ego problem,” he explained. “After experiencing LSD I looked around and everything was relative to my ego – you know, like ‘that’s my piece of paper’ and ‘that’s my flannel,’ or ‘give it to me’ or ‘I am.’ It drove me crackers. I hated everything about my ego – it was a flash of everything false and impermanent which I disliked. But later I learned from it: to …

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