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Old Dec 21, 2007, 08:07 PM   #41
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Lately I am wondering a lot if George really was referring to the sun and sunshine and all that....or.... was referring to the not-so-good period from when they returned from India with the White Album and the sad things between the guys...
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Old Dec 21, 2007, 09:16 PM   #42
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Here's what George supposedly said about it:
“ "Here Comes The Sun was written at the time when Apple was getting like school, where we had to go and be businessmen: 'Sign this' and 'sign that'. Anyway, it seems as if winter in England goes on forever, by the time spring comes you really deserve it. So one day I decided I was going to sag off Apple and I went over to Eric Clapton's house. The relief of not having to go see all those dopey accountants was wonderful, and I walked around the garden with one of Eric's acoustic guitars and wrote Here Comes The Sun". - The Beatles Anthology

However, the great thing with great songs (like great art) is that it can mean different things to different people. I like that.
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Old Dec 24, 2007, 10:49 PM   #43
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"Here Comes the Sun!"

Harrison RULES!
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Old Dec 25, 2007, 11:51 AM   #44
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I like both songs, but this time i choose "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". Don't know why.
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Old Dec 25, 2007, 11:55 AM   #45
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One is supposed to choose???
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Old Dec 25, 2007, 02:56 PM   #46
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What beatlebangs said. This seems a bit silly to me, but as a guitar player the choice is quite simple While My Guitar Gently Weeps hands down. Come on.. at least it's a real song. Like FPSHOT generously pointed out it was George trying to express his frustrations during his mystical phase thingie, at least that's how i read it.
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Old Dec 25, 2007, 10:12 PM   #47
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I love to play Here Comes The Sun though..with capo...itīs perfect gymnastics for the fingers LOL
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Old Dec 26, 2007, 07:17 AM   #48
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Although While My Guitar Weeps is one of my personal favorites of all Beatle songs I'll vote for Here Comes the Sun it's a bigger song and more universal in feeling.
It's got that totally upbeat quality about it in the lyrics, melody and even the sound of the capoed guitar.
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Old Jan 02, 2008, 09:10 AM   #49
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Old Jan 02, 2008, 01:12 PM   #50
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here comes the sun

..i wish it would here
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Old Jan 02, 2008, 01:15 PM   #51
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Old Jan 02, 2008, 01:23 PM   #52
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Really tough with two beautiful George songs.
But I think Jtal said it beautifully for me also.
'Here comes the sun'.

Btw I think it's good that we don't have a winner after 5 years, there shouldn't be one.
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Old Jan 02, 2008, 03:37 PM   #53
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Here Comes The Sun has a more positive, upbringing feel to it. While My Guitar Gently Weeps has a more down to earth, soul-searching feel, and would be one of the first songs chosen as a guitarist. Personally, I can't split the two. It depends on my mood on any given day.
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Old Jan 02, 2008, 07:13 PM   #54
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No way could I choose between these two marvelous songs.
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Old Jan 02, 2008, 08:01 PM   #55
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Can I choose both? Count my vote as half for each! :D

Haha, or not...but whoever started this battle is evil! Just kidding... ;D

Both songs are masterpieces that display Harrison's composing abilities, but doesn't limit it. It's difficult to choose just one.

Difficult, but possible...

I'll go for While My Guitar Gently Weeps...especially the acoustic version. :]

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Old Jan 02, 2008, 08:37 PM   #56
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I believe that these two songs, along with Something, typify the creative beatle-riffic George at his best.
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Old Jan 03, 2008, 07:22 PM   #57
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That's a toughy... But I'm inclined to say While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
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Old Jan 04, 2008, 03:18 PM   #58
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Old Jan 05, 2008, 02:22 PM   #59
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I couldn't decide between them, I love both songs. Eric Clapton was superb doing the weeping guitar on While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and it was great to see him redo it in the Concert for George. Here Comes The Sun is an uplifting song that nobody could dislike. Out of the 4 Beatles George was always my favorite.

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Ohhhhh....too hard to choose.
Its like Sofie's Choice.
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