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Harrison GREATEST lyrics (Beatles)
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12 January 2012
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diesmitty said:

"Only A Northern Song" contains some of my favorite George lyrics out there.  The whole song just seems very George, and upon reading the backstory behind the song, it seems extremely biting and sarcastic every time I hear it.  I am actually surprised that Lennon and McCartney were fine with him recording such a bitter song towards them.  Maybe it went over their heads.

"Lennon and Macca couldn't give 2 shits about this song so they didn't help with the harmony.  Thanks you jagoffs!"

That backstory has always puzzled me. How did George know he wouldn't get any help with the harmonies when he was writing the lyrics? And he was writing the song for inclusion on SPLHCB - how did he know it'd be rejected and become, in effect, a throwaway, destined for the Yellow Submarine scrap-heap? And was it George's idea to add free-jazz trumpet and glockenspiel noise on top, or did he think that Paul & John were sabotaging his song (just like John accused the others of doing to some of his)? The whole thing's a mystery.

I like "Northern Song" a lot too! Especially with the different sets of lyrics.

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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I think his greatest lyrics are found in Within You Without You actually. Think For Yourself is really good aswell. I love George! a-hard-days-night-george-6a-hard-days-night-george-6a-hard-days-night-george-6

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