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12 September 2011
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McLennonSon
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I think this is George's attack on Paul.

 

Something about the ego of Macca's Pepper

 

I am not trying to be smart,
I only want what I can get.

Really?

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12 September 2011
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This song is covered in Cant Buy Me Love, the book by Jonathan Gould.

Not Guilty was George on the defensive after India . George was supposedly trying to gain some more influence within the band and it failed what with the fall out from the rumours about the Maharishi which John was very bitter about and Paul and Ringo leaving early.

Not guilty
For leading you astray
On the road to mandalay.

There was also business problems in Apple already and George was stating his stance in the song.

Not guilty
For getting in your way
While you’re trying to steal the day.
Not guilty
And I’m not here for the rest,
I’m not trying to steal your vest.

I am not trying to be smart,
I only want what I can get.

Also according to CBML, John and Paul dropped it from the White Album running order whilst George was away due to its content.

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12 September 2011
4.29pm
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18 February 2012
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I love how there's a whole thread for this! I love Not Guilty: it should have gotten on the White Album... it's so beautiful. George is so beautiful. And his voice on it... a-hard-days-night-george-6

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19 February 2012
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I wish "Not Guilty" was on the White Album. George sounds go good on that song. I think this is when George's voice really stared to improve. God, I love that song...a-hard-days-night-george-5

18 May 2015
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This is an awesome song, love it, George at his sardonic best... and I just discovered a longer version than that on the Anthology. 

Whoever trimmed that little jam at the end off was a thick-witted fool. 

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1 September 2015
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This is such a good song. Difficult to believe it was left off the 'White Album', tho i get why. Such a shame Apple saw fit to release a butchered lame version when the unedited is incredible.

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