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"Yer Blues"
"Yer Blues" cover
Song by The Beatles
Album The Beatles
Released 22 November 1968
Recorded 13 August 1968
Genre Blues-rock, Hard rock
Length 4:01
Label Apple Records
Writer Lennon/McCartney
Producer George Martin
On 'Revolution' I'm playing the guitar and I haven't improved since I was last playing, but I dug it. It sounds the way I wanted it to sound.

—John Lennon, 1968

I should never have put that in about Chairman Mao. I was just finishing off in the studio when I did that.

—John Lennon, 1972

The statement in 'Revolution' was mine. The lyrics stand today. It's still my feeling about politics. I want to see the plan. That is what I used to say to Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. Count me out if it is for violence. Don't expect me to be on the barricades unless it is with flowers. For years, on the Beatles' tours, Brian Epstein had stopped us from saying anything about Vietnam or the war. And he wouldn't allow questions about it. But on one of the last tours, I said, 'I'm going to answer about the war. We can't ignore it.' I absolutely wanted the Beatles to say something about the war.

—John Lennon, 1980


Watch the John Lennon performing this song live with the band "Dirty Mac" (Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Mitch Mitchell), on "The Rolling Stones Rock 'n' Roll Circus," December 11, 1968:

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