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Information on how the Beatles wrote the lyrics to their songs on the Let It Be album can be navigated from below.
Beatles Album: Let It be : Track 10
Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney
The lyrics to the Beatles long and winding road song were written by Paul McCartney. The song describes the feelings of loss. The song is strongly inspired by the area where he lives in Campbeltown; this backdrop was also used for his future wings song Mull of Kintyre. The long and winding road is in fact the B842, which twists through moorland in Kintyre.
The long and winding road was made sugary sweet by Phil Spector's production. Upon hearing it Paul was disgusted and left the Beatles. He later reproduced the long and winding road to the simple tune that he thought it should be on the let it be naked album.
John Lennon: Bass Guitar
Paul McCartney: Vocals, Piano
George Harrison: Did not play on this Beatles song
Ringo Starr: Did not play on this Beatles song
Others: Choir, Strings, Drums, Harps
Copyright 2006 | Behind the Beatles Lyrics by Dean Ravenscroft