The Beatles Something lyrics

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  • 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 Something from the Beatles Abbey Road album came to be written.

    Beatles Album: Abbey Road : Track 2

    Year: 1969

    Lyrics: Harrison

    Length: 2.59

    George Harrison wrote the Beatles something song when recording the white album, as he did not complete the song in time and the let it be album was delayed the song appeared on Abbey Road. Between that time George offered the song to Joe Cocker to perform.

    The first single off the Abbey Road album was also George Harrison's first Beatles single. The lyrics to something were mainly inspired by George's wife Pattie, and musically inspired by the great Ray Charles; who later recorded the song himself. However, some of the lyrics were directly lifted from one of the acts who recorded for the Beatles, James Taylor; the song was titled 'something in the way she moves'.

    As it is his song George gets to do the singing on something. Despite being one of the most covered of all of the Beatles songs; (only yesterday was covered more) the song only got to number 4 in the charts and broke a streak of 11 number ones for the Beatles.

    Individual Beatles role on Something

    John Lennon: Lead guitar

    Paul McCartney: Bass guitar

    George Harrison: Vocals, Lead guitar, Organ

    Ringo Starr: Drums

    Others: Strings

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