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While My Guitar Gently Weeps (acoustic)
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps (acoustic)
  • George Harrison
  • Anthology 3
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps (acoustic) - George Harrison. THE BEATLES. “Anthology 3” 1996 album.

- this song makes me cry and i don’t know why. i think george is the reason. love him so much.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps
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  • The Beatles
  • The Beatles
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Tune of the day - Sunday March 9th

I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping 
While my guitar gently weeps 
I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping 
Still my guitar gently weeps 

I don’t know why 
Nobody told you, how to unfold your love 
I don’t know how, someone controlled you 
They bought and sold you. 

I look at the world and I notice it’s turning 
While my guitar gently weeps 
With every mistake we must surely be learning 
Still my guitar gently weeps 

I don’t know how you were diverted 
You were perverted too 
I don’t know how you were inverted 
No one alerted you. 

I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping 
While my guitar gently weeps 
Look at you all… 
Still my guitar gently weeps.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • The Beatles
  • The Beatles (White Album) [Disc 1]
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles

This is arguably George Harrison’s greatest contribution to The Beatles catalogue. With it’s heart-breaking melody and somber lyrics, the version that ended up on The White Album has George’s lifelong friend Eric Clapton playing the lead guitar part.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps
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"…for Rousseau, humans have suffered a loss of pity.  In "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," George makes a very similar point, and laments that love is sleeping.  We haven’t yet awakened to love, or perhaps, we’ve lost the consciousness of how to love.  Nobody taught us how to unfold our love because we’re being manipulated by those who profit at our shallowness; George claims we’re controlled by anonymous powers by whom we’ve been "bought and sold."  Being thus been diverted, perverted and inverted.  This is such a sadness that even his guitar can’t keep from crying."

(Popular Culture and Philosophy: The Beatles and Philosophy - Nothing You Can Think That Can’t Be Thunk; Edited by Michael Baur and Steven Baur; pg 81)