Left unheard until its release on Anthology 3 , the song began life in tender form, George Harrison singing to his own acoustic guitar accompaniment, backed only by Paul McCartney on harmonium. A touching version of the song, it was nonetheless not what George was after, and would be drastically remade — not once, but twice — before he was satisfied. The lyrics would also go through a number of changes before the final version, with entire verses being lost along the way.
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It was written by George Harrison , the band's lead guitarist. The song serves as a comment on the disharmony within the Beatles following their return from studying Transcendental Meditation in India in early This lack of camaraderie was reflected in the band's initial apathy towards the composition, which Harrison countered by inviting his friend and occasional collaborator, Eric Clapton , to contribute to the recording. Clapton overdubbed a lead guitar part, although he was not formally credited for his contribution.
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