Friday, May 18, 2012

Rockin’ Friday: Here Comes The Sun

This week’s Rockin’ Friday tune is The Beatles’ Here Comes The Sun. Recorded for their classic Abbey Road album, this is an atypical Beatles songs as it is one of a small minority written and sung by George Harrison.   

England has a well-deserved reputation for being gray and gloomy, no matter the season. One spring day in 1969 Harrison was tired and fed up with what was going on around him at The Beatles' studio so he popped over to his pal Eric Clapton’s house to hang out. As he strolled Slowhand's garden strumming a guitar, this song was born.  

My Little Dude loves this tune. It has easy, repeatable choruses and a sweet acoustic melody. The lyrical message is a great one, too:

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right

Whether taken literally as an homage to Spring or as a metaphor for the evolution of happiness and spirit, it is inspirational and always brings a smile to my face.

Here's an All-Star version of HCTS.

What is your favorite Beatles song?


  1. Love this. My fave is You've Got to Hide Your Love Away from Help! My daddy sang this to me as a child, and I still have he and my mama playing guitar and singing duet to this on cassette tape. My pops has passed away, but this song keeps him alive. We heart the Beatles in my hood.

    1. Oh, that's a great one, too. Of course there aren't too many bad Beatles tunes.
      That's a great memory. I'm sure you'll treasure that forever.