Here Comes The Sun

Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles)

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"Here Comes the Sun" is a song by George Harrison from The Beatles' 1969 album Abbey Road.

The song, one of Harrison's best-known Beatles' contributions alongside "Something", originated from a song-writing collaboration between Harrison and close friend Eric Clapton called "Badge" (recorded by Clapton's group Cream), which featured an arpeggiated guitar riff that is similar to the one that forms the bridge of "Here Comes the Sun". The year 1969 was a difficult one for Harrison: he was arrested for marijuana possession, he had his tonsils removed, and he had quit the band temporarily. The song was written while Harrison was away from all of these troubles.

Harrison stated in The Beatles Anthology:

"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...

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