While My Guitar Gently Weeps (track) by The Beatles

While My Guitar Gently Weeps
While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles
Year: 1968
From the album The Beatles (The White Album) (track #7)
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From 01/08/2020 21:01
George wrote this song after the Beatles' return from India, and it was the song that rekindled his love for the guitar, after having studied the sitar for two years. It was the start of a new period of songwriting for him. George famously asked his friend Eric Clapton to help him out with the track. Although Clapton declined at first ("I can't do that. Nobody ever plays on Beatles records."), George persuaded hum to come to the studio and play lead guitar on the song. Harrison recalled that John and Paul, who weren't very interested in the song at first, "tried a bit harder" in the presence of guitar god Clapton.
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From 06/06/2019 13:01
Very nice song that is rightly appreciated here on the site. Although excerpts from the lyrics ("I look at the floor and see it needs sweeping") sound at least somewhat strange and far-fetched, the strong composition makes up for everything. Unbelievable how Harrison, who for a long time was completely in the shadow of McCartney and Lennon when it comes to writing songs, suddenly pulled it off with songs that effortlessly matched those of his fellow musicians.
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From 12/14/2018 12:57
Como daria errado! O melhor de Harrison mais a guitarra de Clapton!
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From 10/22/2018 15:58
One of the greatest rock songs of all time.
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From 03/13/2018 15:18
Also, this song being ranked as the 2nd greatest Beatles song on this website is simply ridiculous.
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From 09/07/2017 23:00
My personal favorite Beatles song.
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From 08/14/2017 20:40
Clapton sprays some scalding guitar all over this excellent song. This is one of the more emotive guitar parts out there
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From 01/05/2017 12:08
One of the best songs ever written!
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