The Beatles Because lyrics

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Abbey Road
  • Come Together
  • Something
  • Maxwells's Silver Hammer
  • Oh! Darling
  • Octopus's Garden
  • I Want You (She's So Heavy)
  • Here Comes The Sun
  • Because
  • You Never Give Me Your Money
  • Sun King
  • Mean Mr Mustard
  • Polythene Pan
  • She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
  • Golden Slumbers
  • Carry That Weight
  • The End
  • Her Majesty

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    Find out how the lyrics to Because from the Beatles Abbey Road album came to be written.


    Beatles Album: Abbey Road : Track 8

    Year: 1969

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 2.45

    John Lennon wrote the Beatles Because lyrics. The song is inspired by Beethoven's moonlight sonata., and the introduction is lifted directly from the sonnet. This was not the first time that the Beatles had been influenced, knowingly or otherwise by Beethoven and had previously recorded the Chuck berry song Roll Over Beethoven on the with the Beatles album.

    As Lennon matured musically he came to love Beethoven and regarded him as the greatest composer of them all.

    John would make further use of this song when he included a section of it on his wedding album.

    Individual Beatles role on because

    John Lennon: Lead Vocals, Lead guitar, Harpischord

    Paul McCartney: Lead Vocals, Bass guitar

    George Harrison: Synthesiser, Vocals

    Ringo Starr: Did not play on this Beatles song

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