Dear One

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"Dear One"
Song by George Harrison from the album Thirty Three & 1/3
Published Oops (UK)/Ganga (US)
Released 19 November 1976
Genre Rock, pop
Length 5:08
Label Dark Horse
Writer George Harrison
Producer George Harrison with Tom Scott
Thirty Three & 1/3 track listing

"Dear One" is a song by English musician George Harrison, released in 1976 on his album Thirty Three & 1/3.

History[edit]

Harrison wrote the lyrics in 1976 during a vacation to the Virgin Islands, shortly before starting work on Thirty Three & 1/3.[1] In his autobiography, I, Me, Mine, Harrison says that he believes the song is the only one he ever wrote in open A tuning.[1] The lyrics are directed to Premavatar Paramahansa Yogananda,[2] author of Autobiography of a Yogi, who Harrison called "a great influence on my life".[1] Apart from American musician Richard Tee on organ, Harrison played all the instruments on the recording: acoustic guitars, synthesizers and percussion (hi-hats).[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Thirty Three & 1/3 (CD booklet). George Harrison. Dark Horse Records. 2004. p. 2. 
  2. ^ Thirty Three & 1/3 (CD booklet). George Harrison. Dark Horse Records. 2004. p. 9. 
  3. ^ Chip Madinger & Mark Easter, Eight Arms to Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium, 44.1 Productions (Chesterfield, MO, 2000; ISBN 0-615-11724-4), p. 454.