Harrison: Vocals, lead guitar
Paul McCartney: Bass guitar
Ringo Starr: Drums, tambourine
Chris Thomas: Organ, electric piano
October 7, 8, 9 1968.
Beatles (The White Album)
Harrison had been listening to Bod Dylan's magnificent Sad-Eyed
Lady of the Lowlands from the 1966-album Blonde on Blonde.
He was fascinated by the song's chord progression, and decided
to write a song based around the same chords. The end result
was an astonishing piece of music.
In the studio, the song's working title was It's Been A
Long Long Long Time. The title was later shortened, ironically,
becasue Harrison though it was too long...
was not present during this recording, but Paul, George
and Ringo delivered a great performace with help from producer
Chris Thomas (stand-in for George Martin) on the organ and
bottle sound at the end of the song first happened by accident.
Paul hit a certain note on his keyboard and a bottle of
Blue Nun wine, which was on top of a Leslie speaker in the
room, started to rattle. The Beatles and Chris Thomas though
it sounded so good that they set up the mikes and recorded
Long Long Long
It's been long long long time
How could I ever have lost you
When I loved you
a long long long time
Now I'm so happy I found you
How I love you
tears I was searching
So many tears I was wasting
can see you be you
How can I ever misplace you
How I want you
Oh, I love you
you know that I need you
Ooh, I love you