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GEORGE HARRISON (THE BEATLES) - Here Comes The Sun- UKE version by DC Cardwell

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UKULELE version! For more of my music go to http://dccardwell.com - and don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel too! Also, you can see my original song videos at http://www.youtube.com/DCCardwellsMusic I'd just seen Martin Scorsese's George Harrison documentary film, "Living in the Material World" and was inspired to recorded this ukulele/vocal version of George's Here Comes The Sun from The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album. I'm playing my beautiful Kala KA-FMS ukulele. It's well known that George loved the ukulele so it seems appropriate! To hear my original music go to http://dccardwell.com where you can also download my songs or buy my CDs. Youtube originals channel - http://www.youtube.com/DCCardwellsMusic Youtube covers channel - http://www.youtube.com/DCCardwellsCovers LYRICS Here comes the sun, doo doo doo doo Here comes the sun, and I say It's alright Little darling It's been a long, cold, lonely winter Little darling It feels like years since it's been here Little darling The smile's returning to the faces Little darling It seems like years since it's been here Sun, sun, sun, here it comes x5 Little darling I see the ice is slowly melting Little darling It seems like years since it's been clear Recorded with a Zoom Q3HD camera using its built-in stereo microphone. Hope you enjoy my effort! Some of my main loves and influences are The Beatles, Neil Young, Sam Phillips, The Kinks, Elvis Presley, Crowded House, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Neil Finn, T-Bone Burnett, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Larry Norman, Al Green, The Mutton Birds, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, The Staple Singers, Charlie Parker, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, Rockpile, Louis Jordan, Roy Wood, ELO, Harry Nilsson... the list does indeed go on! ______________________ FROM WIKIPEDIA: "Here Comes the Sun" is one of Harrison's best-known Beatles contributions alongside "Something". 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 his autobiography: "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". There is a lost photo from the Anthology 3 of Harrison working on the song, with the capo on the seventh fret. RECORDING Harrison, McCartney and Starr recorded the rhythm track in 13 takes on 7 July 1969. John Lennon did not contribute to the song as he was recovering from a car crash. Towards the end of the session Harrison spent an hour re-recording his acoustic guitar part. He capoed his guitar on the 7th fret, resulting in the final key of A major (in fact, slightly above A major due to the track being varispeeded by less than a semitone). He also used the same technique on his 1965 song "If I Needed Someone," which shares a similar melodic pattern. The following day he taped his lead vocals, and he and McCartney recorded their backing vocals twice to give a fuller sound. A harmonium and handclaps were added on 16 July. Harrison added an electric guitar run through a Leslie speaker on 6 August, and the orchestral parts were added on 15 August. "Here Comes the Sun" was completed four days later with the addition of Harrison's Moog synthesizer part. PERSONNEL George Harrison - lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, Moog synthesizer, handclaps Paul McCartney - backing vocals, bass guitar, handclaps Ringo Starr - drums,...