Sunday, February 15, 2009

Beatles Song: Don't Bother Me

"Don't Bother Me" is an early Beatles song by George Harrison that has a couple of interesting facts associated with it. Harrison never liked the song but felt that it proved that he could write a song. It was featured in the movie A Hard Day's Night (played for a few seconds while the group was in the disco), however, and the song received air play on radio station just like all other Beatles songs, both singles and from LPs.

Harrison says that he wrote the song in a hotel room while sick when touring England in 1963. The title "Don't Bother Me," he went on to say, might have reflected his frame of mind, which is to say he didn't feel good and wanted to be left alone.

The song was recorded September 11 and 12, 1963 at Abbey Road and was included on both With the Beatles and Meet the Beatles. Harrison's vocal lead is double-tracked. He plays lead guitar, Lennon rhythm, McCartney bass, and Starr the bongos and drum.

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