This site covers the original British Beatles Albums plus analyses of the lyrics of non-album tracks.
Information on how the Beatles wrote the lyrics to their songs on The Beatles (white album) can be navigated from below the album cover.
Beatles Album: The Beatles AKA The White Album : Track 7
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.
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