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{{Infobox Song
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| Name          = While My Guitar Gently Weeps
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| Artist        = [[The Beatles]]
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| Album          = [[The Beatles (album)|The Beatles]]
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| Released      = 22 November 1968
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| track_no      = 2 of disc 1
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| Recorded      = 5 September 1968
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| Genre          = [[Rock music|Rock]]
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| Length        = 4:46
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| Writer        = [[George Harrison]]
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| Label          = [[Apple Records]]
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| Producer      = [[George Martin]]
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| Tracks        =
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'''Side one'''
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#"[[Back in the U.S.S.R.]]"
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#"[[Dear Prudence]]"
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#"[[Glass Onion]]"
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#"[[Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da]]"
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#"[[Wild Honey Pie]]"
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#"[[The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill]]"
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#"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
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#"[[Happiness Is a Warm Gun]]"
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'''Side two'''
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#"[[Martha My Dear]]"
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#"[[I'm So Tired]]"
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#"[[Blackbird (song)|Blackbird]]"
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#"[[Piggies]]"
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#"[[Rocky Raccoon]]"
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#"[[Don't Pass Me By]]"
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#"[[Why Don't We Do It in the Road?]]"
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#"[[I Will (The Beatles song)|I Will]]"
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#"[[Julia (The Beatles song)|Julia]]"
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'''Side three'''
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#"[[Birthday (The Beatles song)|Birthday]]"
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#"[[Yer Blues]]"
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#"[[Mother Nature's Son]]"
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#"[[Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey]]"
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#"[[Sexy Sadie (song)|Sexy Sadie]]"
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#"[[Helter Skelter (song)|Helter Skelter]]"
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#"[[Long, Long, Long]]"
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'''Side four'''
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#"[[Revolution (song)#Revolution 1|Revolution 1]]"
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#"[[Honey Pie]]"
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#"[[Savoy Truffle]]"
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#"[[Cry Baby Cry]]"
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#"[[Revolution 9]]"
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#"[[Good Night (song)|Good Night]]"
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}}
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==Quotes==
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{{cquote|The problem was that John and Paul had written songs for so long it was difficult — First of all because they had such alot of tunes and they automatically thought that theirs should be priority. So for me, I'd always have to wait through ten of their songs before they'd even listen to one of mine. That was why 'All Things Must Pass' had so many songs, because it was like I'd been constipated. I had a little encouragement from time to time, but it was very little. It was like they were doing me a favor. I didn't have much confidence in writing songs because of that. Because they never said, 'Yeah that's a good song.' When we got into things like "While My Guitar Gently Weeps,' we recorded it one night and there was such a lack of enthusiasm. So I went home really disappointed because I knew the song was good.|quotewidth=500px|George Harrison, from ''Mystical One: George Harrison: After the Breakup of the Beatles'', Elliot J. Huntley|2004}}
 
{{cquote|The problem was that John and Paul had written songs for so long it was difficult — First of all because they had such alot of tunes and they automatically thought that theirs should be priority. So for me, I'd always have to wait through ten of their songs before they'd even listen to one of mine. That was why 'All Things Must Pass' had so many songs, because it was like I'd been constipated. I had a little encouragement from time to time, but it was very little. It was like they were doing me a favor. I didn't have much confidence in writing songs because of that. Because they never said, 'Yeah that's a good song.' When we got into things like "While My Guitar Gently Weeps,' we recorded it one night and there was such a lack of enthusiasm. So I went home really disappointed because I knew the song was good.|quotewidth=500px|George Harrison, from ''Mystical One: George Harrison: After the Breakup of the Beatles'', Elliot J. Huntley|2004}}
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{{cquote|The next day I brought Eric Clapton with me. He was really nervous. I was saying, 'Just come and play on the session, then I can sing and play acoustic guitar.' Because what happened when Eric was there on that day, and later on when Billy Preston... I pulled in Billy Preston on Let It Be... it helped, because the others would have to control themselves a bit more. John and Paul mainly because they had to, you know, act more handsomely. Eric was nervous saying, 'No, what will they say?' And I was saying, 'Fuck 'em, that's my song.' You know, he was the first non-Beatle person who'd ever played on anything.|quotewidth=500px|George Harrison, ''Crawdaddy Magazine'' interview|Feb 1977}}
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Revision as of 18:34, 1 December 2012

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Song by The Beatles
Album The Beatles
Released 22 November 1968
Recorded 5 September 1968
Genre Rock
Length 4:46
Label Apple Records
Writer George Harrison
Producer George Martin
The Beatles track listing

Side one

  1. "Back in the U.S.S.R."
  2. "Dear Prudence"
  3. "Glass Onion"
  4. "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
  5. "Wild Honey Pie"
  6. "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"
  7. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
  8. "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"

Side two

  1. "Martha My Dear"
  2. "I'm So Tired"
  3. "Blackbird"
  4. "Piggies"
  5. "Rocky Raccoon"
  6. "Don't Pass Me By"
  7. "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?"
  8. "I Will"
  9. "Julia"

Side three

  1. "Birthday"
  2. "Yer Blues"
  3. "Mother Nature's Son"
  4. "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey"
  5. "Sexy Sadie"
  6. "Helter Skelter"
  7. "Long, Long, Long"

Side four

  1. "Revolution 1"
  2. "Honey Pie"
  3. "Savoy Truffle"
  4. "Cry Baby Cry"
  5. "Revolution 9"
  6. "Good Night"

Quotes

The problem was that John and Paul had written songs for so long it was difficult — First of all because they had such alot of tunes and they automatically thought that theirs should be priority. So for me, I'd always have to wait through ten of their songs before they'd even listen to one of mine. That was why 'All Things Must Pass' had so many songs, because it was like I'd been constipated. I had a little encouragement from time to time, but it was very little. It was like they were doing me a favor. I didn't have much confidence in writing songs because of that. Because they never said, 'Yeah that's a good song.' When we got into things like "While My Guitar Gently Weeps,' we recorded it one night and there was such a lack of enthusiasm. So I went home really disappointed because I knew the song was good.

—George Harrison, from Mystical One: George Harrison: After the Breakup of the Beatles, Elliot J. Huntley, 2004

The next day I brought Eric Clapton with me. He was really nervous. I was saying, 'Just come and play on the session, then I can sing and play acoustic guitar.' Because what happened when Eric was there on that day, and later on when Billy Preston... I pulled in Billy Preston on Let It Be... it helped, because the others would have to control themselves a bit more. John and Paul mainly because they had to, you know, act more handsomely. Eric was nervous saying, 'No, what will they say?' And I was saying, 'Fuck 'em, that's my song.' You know, he was the first non-Beatle person who'd ever played on anything.

—George Harrison, Crawdaddy Magazine interview, Feb 1977


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