George Harrison - Here comes the Sun
Type of Spiritual Experience
Although the description in the sources section concentrates on the Lennon McCartney partnership, it would not be right to exclude George Harrison's contribution to the Beatles.
"Here Comes the Sun" was included in their 1969 Abbey Road album. It is one of Harrison's best-known Beatles contributions alongside "Something" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". The year 1969 was a difficult one for Harrison: he had quit the band temporarily, he was arrested for marijuana possession, and he had his tonsils removed.
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 [note this is allegorical]. 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 song is in the key of A Major. The refrain uses a IV (D chord) to V-of-V (B chord) progression . The melody in the verse and refrain basically follows the pentatonic scale from E up to Csharp (scale steps 5, 6, 1, 2, 3).
A description of the experience
George Harrison - Here Comes the Sun
The source of the experienceBeatles, the
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsCannabis and marijuana
Communing with nature