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While My Guitar Gently Weeps (all known versions) – Όλες οι εκδοχές και η ιστορία του ύμνου στην κιθάρα

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Mick Jagger: «Only a guitar player could write that. I love that song».

Η ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΤΡΑΓΟΥΔΙΟΥ

Όσα πρέπει να γνωρίζετε για αυτό το εμβληματικό τραγούδι:

1. Το τραγούδι (στίχοι και μουσική) ήταν αποκλειστικής εμπνεύσεως του George Harrison

2. Ηχογραφήθηκε το 1968 στα πλαίσια του διπλού άλμπουμ των Beatles, γνωστού ως «the White Album» («λευκού Άλμπουμ»).

3, Τα υπόλοιπα μέλη των Beatles σνομπάριζαν το κομμάτι και τον George Harrison, επιδεικνύοντας απροθυμία στις διάφορες δοκιμές και ηχογραφήσεις. Γι’αυτόν το λόγο ο George Harrison επιστράτευσε τον Eric Clapton, ο οποίος συμμετείχε στην ιστορική τελική ηχογράφηση, ως επικεφαλής κιθαρίστας. Τα υπόλοιπα μέλη των Beatles αναγκάστηκαν να δείξουν το καλό τους πρόσωπο, λόγω της συμμετοχής του ήδη διάσημου κιθαρίστα Eric Clapton. Το αποτέλεσμα της συνεργασίας ήταν ιδανικό.

4. Τους στίχους του τραγουδιού εμπνεύστηκε ο George Harrison από τις πρώτες λέξεις μίας φράσης, που διάβασε σε ένα βιβλίο, όταν το άνοιξε σε μία τυχαία σελίδα. Οι λέξεις αυτές ήταν «gently weeps».

THE STORY OF THE SONG

«While My Guitar Gently Weeps» is a song written by George Harrison, first recorded by the Beatles in 1968 for their eponymous double album (also known as «the White Album»). The song features lead guitar by Eric Clapton, although he was not formally credited on the album.

The lyrics for «While My Guitar Gently Weeps,» George Harrison’s first truly great Beatles song, began as an accident — but a deliberate one. Harrison composed most of the music during the Beatles’ February-April 1968 trip to Rishikesh, India, but wrote its words after the band returned to England. Inspired by the relativism principle of the I Ching, Harrison pulled a book off a shelf in his parents’ house, opened it to an arbitrary page and wrote a lyric around the first words he saw, which turned out to be the phrase «gently weeps.» (Its source might have been Coates Kinney’s much-anthologized 1849 poem «Rain on the Roof,» which includes the lines «And the melancholy darkness/Gently weeps in rainy tears.»)

«While My Guitar Gently Weeps» is ranked at number 136 on Rolling Stone‍ ’s «The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time», number 7 on the magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time, and number 10 on its list of The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs. In an online poll held by Guitar World magazine in February 2012, «While My Guitar Gently Weeps» was voted the best of Harrison’s Beatle-era songs. In October 2008, Guitar World ranked Clapton’s playing at number 42 in its list of the «100 Greatest Guitar Solos».

For more about the song see at 1, 2, 3 and 4

«WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS» – LYRICS/ΣΤΙΧΟΙ

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 need sweeping
Still my guitar gently weeps

I don’t know why nobody told you
How to unfold you 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.

 

George Harrison – «While My Guitar Gently Weeps» (live recording from «The Concert for Bangladesh»)

This video is the 5th track from Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison, the third compilation of George Harrison’s music, and the first to span his entire solo career after the Beatles era. The collection was announced on 14 April 2009, the same day that Harrison received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was released 16 June 2009, on both CD and in digital format. It is live recording from The Concert for Bangladesh.

George Harrison & Eric Clapton – While My Guitar Gently Weeps (The Concert for Bangladesh – 1971)

George Harrison & Eric Clapton playing the great «While My Guitar Gently Weeps» in Japan 1992.

The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Ringo Starr) – LIVE

George Harrison with Gary Moore- While My Guitar Gently Weeps – 1992

Live at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 6th April 1992, this is George Harrison’s final live concert with Ringo Starr and Gary Moore (excluding his guest appearance at Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Concert on October 16th the same year). It’s wonderful to see how George Harrison enjoys playing with Gary Moore and especially how he enjoys Moore’s guitar solo.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Eric Clapton vs Paul McCartney

Eric Clapton – While my guitar gently weeps (Concert for George)

(Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Billy Preston, Andy Fairweather and many others)

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others — «While My Guitar Gently Weeps»

Enjoy Prince’s incredible guitar solo

The Jeff Healey Band – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Yellow Matter Custard – «While My Guitar Gently Weeps» (Paul Gilbert: AMAZING SOLO)

Toto – «While My Guitar Gently Weeps» (Steve Lukather’s guitar solo)

Black Bird Band – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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Peter Frampton – While My Guitar Gently Weeps (1)

Peter Frampton, While My Guitar Gently Weeps – 2008 (2)

Santana – While My Guitar Gently Weeps (1)

Santana’s official music video for ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’

Santana – While My Guitar Gently Weeps (2)

Listen to Santana’s new single «While My Guitar Gently Weeps» featuring Indie, Arie & Yo-Yo Ma

Daniël Loohues – While my guitar gently weeps

The Beatles: A Grammy Salute – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Live from the Beatles A Grammy Salute (Jo Walsh, Gary Clarke Jnr & Dave Grohl)

Jimmy Ponder – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

The song has been used in Wu-Tang Clan – The Heart Gently Weeps.

Munich Symphonic Sound Orquestra – While my Guitar Gently Weeps (Beatles Cover)

Munich Symphonic Sound Orquestra (msso) performing While my Guitar Gently Weeps (The Beatles)

Chapman Stick- While My Guitar Gently Weeps 

George Harrison, Beatles song «While My Guitar Gently Weeps» performed by Bob Culbertson. This performance includes various expression techniques and improvisation.

Jake Shimabukuro – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Jake Shimabukuro plays his signature version of George Harrison’s While My Guitar Gently Weeps, May 18, 2009 at the Four Seasons Hualalai. The concert was a benefit for Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.

Fausto Ramos – While my guitar gently weeps 

Pedro Aznar – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

While My Guitar Gently Weeps – Beatles

Karen Mok – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Music video by Karen Mok performing While My Guitar Gently Weeps. (C) 2013 Universal Music Taiwan Ltd.

Regina Spektor- While My Guitar Gently Weeps- Lyrics (Kubo And The Two Strings)

Laurence Juber – While My Guitar Gently Weeps plus Live and Let Die

Laurence Juber – While My Guitar Gently Weeps and a bit of Live and Let Die. Recorded live at the Rogue Folk Club at St. James Hall on June 5, 2012

CLAIRE DELIC – WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS 

MonaLisa Twins – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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