The Beatles -- ‘Savoy Truffle’

Savoy Truffle (2.55)

George Harrison: Double-tracked lead vocal, lead guitar; Paul McCartney: Bass guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums, tambourine; Electric piano: Chris Thomas; Organ: Chris Thomas; Tenor sax: Art Ellefson, Danny Moss, Derek Collins; Baritone sax: Ronnie Ros, Harry Klein, Bernard George

George wrote this song about Eric Clapton’s fondness for chocolate. Most of the names were taken from Mackintosh’s ‘Good News’ assortment (which has long since gone out of business), but two of the names were made up to fit the lyrics – ‘Cherry Cream’ and ‘Coconut Fudge’.

Apple press officer Derek Taylor helped him out with the words (and no doubt with the chocolates as well) earning him his second un-credited lyric on the album – the other one being for ‘Happiness Is A Warm Gun’. It also contained a pithy dig at Paul, saying, “We all know Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da/But can you tell me where you are?”

John – as was increasingly becoming the norm whenever a George song was on the table – didn’t bother attending any of the …

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