The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps lyrics

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    Find out how the lyrics to While My Guitar Gently Weeps came to be written.


    Beatles Album: The Beatles AKA The White Album : Track 7

    Year: 1968

    Lyrics: Harrison

    Length: 4.46

    The Beatles while my guitar gently weeps song lyrics were written by George Harrison. At the time of writing the song George was inspired by the principles of chance as described in the Chinese book 'I Ching'. He picked a book out of his parents book shelf and decided to write a song bases upon what he saw, what he saw were the words 'gently weeps'.

    Although George loved the song the other Beatles didn't seem overly keen to record it so he got on the phone to Eric Clapton and asked him to play lead guitar on while my guitar gently weeps.

    Individual Beatles role while my guitar gently weeps

    John Lennon: Harmony Vocals, Acoustic guitar, Organ

    Paul McCartney: Harmony Vocals, Bass guitar, Piano

    George Harrison: Lead Vocals, Lead guitar, Acoustic Guitar

    Ringo Starr: Drums, tambourine, Castanets

    Other: (Eric Clapton) Lead Guitar

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