The Beatles -- ‘I'm So Tired’

I’m So Tired (2.03)

John Lennon: Lead vocal, lead guitar, acoustic guitar, organ; Paul McCartney: Harmony vocal, bass guitar; George Harrison: Lead guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums;

John wrote this in India. Apparently he’d been meditating too much and was having trouble sleeping at night – hence the title. He also included a little line for Yoko: “My mind is set on you.” (They weren’t actually an item at this point, but Yoko had been sending him flirty little letters every day.)

Early versions included a doo-wop section at the end which John hived off and turned into ‘Happiness Is A Warm Gun’ – there’s a bootleg going round with the line “When I hold you in my arms, When you show me one of your charms, I wonder should I get up and go to the funny farm” which is very similar to the master take.

At the end of the song John mumbles something like “Monsieur, monsieur, how about another one”. If you play this backwards then it sounds a lot like “Paul …

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