Only a Northern Song ()
Author: George Harrison; Lead vocal: George Harrison

If you're listening to this song
You may think the chords are going wrong
But they're not;
He just wrote it like that.
It doesn't really matter what chords I play
What words I say or time of day it is
As it's only a Northern song
It doesn't really matter what clothes I wear
Or how I fare or if my hair is brown
When it's only a Northern song.

When you're listening late at night
You may think the band are not quite right
But they are, they just play it like that
It doesn't really matter what chords I play
What words I say or time of day it is
As it's only a Northern song.
It doesn't really matter what clothes I wear
Or how I fare or if my hair is brown
When it's only a Northern song.
If you think the harmony
Is a little dark and out of key
You're correct, there's nobody there.
It doesn't really matter what chords I play
What words I say or time of day it is
And I told you there's no one there.


Credits

Recorded: February 13, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with lead vocals overdubbed February 14, 1967 and more overdubs added April 20, 1967
John Lennon - piano, discordant instruments
Paul McCartney - bass, discordant instruments
George Harrison - double-tracked lead vocal, organ, discordant instruments
Ringo Starr - drums, discordant instruments
Session musicians - brass

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Only a Northern Song (Takes 3 and 12)