Wednesday, April 2, 2014

While my guitar gently weeps

Image from Guitar Academy

"I look at the world and I notice it's turning; still my guitar gently weeps. With every mistake, we must surely be learning..."

This profoundly beautiful song has been sung by Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, and Prince, among many others.

Songwriter George Harrison had recently visited India. He began writing the music there. He was also interested in the I Ching. He created the lyrics when he glimpsed words on opening a book.

Yo Yo Ma, classical musician and creator of the musical ensemble Silk Road, joins in this version by Santana. Here is an instrumental version played on a ukelele by Jake Shimabukuro.

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