Friday, June 02, 2006

Songs composed in/inspired by Rishikesh

Child Of Nature (later to become “On The Road To Marrakesh,” then “Jealous Guy”)
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
Cry Baby Cry
Dear Prudence
Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
I’m So Tired
Look At Me
Mean Mr. Mustard
Polythene Pam
Sexy Sadie (originally titled “Maharishi”)
What’s The New Mary Jane (written with Alexis Mardas)
Yer Blues

Back In The U.S.S.R.
Cosmically Conscious (not recorded/released until Off The Ground)
I Will (working title: “Ballad”)
Junk (working titles: “Scrap Heap,” “Jubilee,” “Junk (In The Yard)”)
Let It Be (title only, inspired by Mal Evans)
Martha My Dear (written initially as two separate compositions: “Martha My Dear” and “Silly Girl”)
Mother Nature’s Son (working title: “Country Boy”, song mostly written in Liverpool)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (working title: “Obla-dee Obla-da”)
Rocky Raccoon (working title: “Rocky Sassoon,” then initially spelled “Rocky Racoon” by McCartney)
Teddy Boy
Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?
Wild Honey Pie
Spiritual Regeneration

Dehra Dun (written with Donovan)
Long, Long, Long
Sour Milk Sea (later recorded by Jackie Lomax)

Other White Album era songs and the locations in which they were written
Etcetera (McCartney) – Cavendish Ave., started in 1965
Glass Onion (Lennon) – Weybridge, Cavendish Ave., inspiration for song at Parkes restaurant, Beauchamp Place
Can You Take Me Back? (McCartney) – EMI Studios
Los Paranoias (Lennon/McCartney/Starr) – EMI Studios
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Harrison) – parents’ home, North of England
Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Lennon) – Weybridge, EMI Studios (lyrics helped by Derek Taylor)
Blackbird (McCartney) – Paul’s farm, Scotland
Piggies (Harrison) – started in 1966, finished at his parents’ home, North of England
Don’t Pass Me By (Starr) – began as early as 1963, Starr’s home
Birthday (Lennon/McCartney) – EMI Studios
Helter Skelter (McCartney) – Paul’s farm, Scotland
Honey Pie (McCartney) – Cavendish Ave.
Savoy Truffle (Harrison) – Kinfauns
Circles (Harrison) – Kinfauns
Revolution 9 (Lennon) – EMI Studios
Good Night (Lennon) – Weybridge
A Case Of The Blues (Lennon) – Weybridge
Hey Jude (McCartney) – Cavendish Ave.
Not Guilty (Harrison) – Kinfauns
Gone Tomorrow, Here Today (McCartney) – Paul’s farm, Scotland

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