The Beatles The Long And Winding Road lyrics

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    Find out how the lyrics to the Beatles The Long And Winding Road were written.


    Beatles Album: Let It be : Track 10

    Year: 1970

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 3.40

    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.

    Individual Beatles role on The long and winding road

    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

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