The Beatles Carry That Weight lyrics

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  • 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 Carry That Weight from the Beatles Abbey Road album came to be written.

    Beatles Album: Abbey Road : Track 15

    Year: 1969

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 1.37

    Carry that weight was originally going to be a single, but got demoted to being part of the medley.

    This is the third of the songs on the Abbey road album that was inspired by the business meetings that were going on behind the scenes about who had the rights to be the Beatles manager. The carry that weight lyrics were by Paul and tells of the pressures of coping with fame and fortune and all the hangers on who made his life a misery and added to the load on his back.

    In the middle of the carry that weight song, Paul does a refrain of you never give me your money used earlier on in the Abbey Road medley.

    Individual Beatles role on carry that weight

    John Lennon: Lead Vocals, Bass guitar

    Paul McCartney: Lead Vocals, Piano

    George Harrison: Lead Vocals, Lead guitar

    Ringo Starr: Lead Vocals, Drums

    Others: String, Brass

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