George, Ringo, Eric, Phil and Elton will blow your mind with this live performance – While my guitar gently weeps

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George gets by with a little help from his friends

I don’t think it can get any better than this!

Watching all these icons share a stage together is overwhelming on it’s own- but the way George Harrison and Eric Clapton connect trading solos, and feeding off each other’s energy is incredible.

While finishing up The White Album– It was a very tense time. Clapton’s presence in the studio was said to ease the moods of the fab four throughout the recording process.

Eric Clapton not only helped with the relationships between the four- he also played lead guitar on this song.

Though the song was originally supposed to be a ballad featuring only George and Paul- they went with another rendition. The version featuring Paul and George can be found on some bootlegs! If anyone can find that, let me know!

Gently Weeps facts!

  • According to A Hard Day’s Write by Steve Turner, Harrison was reading I Ching, the Chinese book of changes, and decided to write a song about the first words he saw, which were “Gently Weeps.”
  • Even though this was not a hit, it is one of the most enduring Beatles songs. It remains popular on Classic Rock radio.

 

+While My Guitar Gently Weeps lyrics below+

I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping
Still my guitar gently weeps
I don’t know why nobody told you
How to unfold your love
I don’t know how someone controlled you
They bought and sold you

I look at the world and I notice it’s turning
While my guitar gently weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps

Well…

I don’t know how you were diverted
You were perverted too
I don’t know how you were inverted
No one alerted you

I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
Look at you all
Still my guitar gently weeps

Oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, oh, ooh

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