Only A Northern Song Lyrics - The Beatles



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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

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, Is nobody there
and I told you is no one there




Writer: HARRISON
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC



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my all time favorite | Reviewer: jim newlyn | 8/18/09

Regardless of it's history, this is by far my favourite Beatles tune - and the sequence in the 'Yellow Submarine' film is not bad either ;) Spent the last 15 years as a deep-house DJ trying to capture the feeling of this tune.... I'll let you know if I ever succeed.



Take that Alan Klein! | Reviewer: Nixon | 3/12/09

Based on what I've read, George had one more song to write to fulfill his contract with Northern Songs, their publishing company that by this point had come under the control of Alan Klein. They were at odds with Klein so George set out to write the worst song he could think up..."it doesn't really matter...as it's only a Northern song". Klein eventually got him back by purchasing the rights to He's So Fine and suing George.



two fingers to lennon and mcartney | Reviewer: chelsea dagger | 8/31/08

This song is as Harrison has explained referring both to the band's often-disrespected hometown of Liverpool (in northwest England), and to the Northern Songs publishing company.Northern Songs was Lennon and McCartney's publishing company, for who Harrison was, at the time,basically a writer-for-hire. The song is sometimes interpreted as a sarcastic jibe at Lennon and McCartney, mocking the overtly psychedelic lyrics and musical style they employed in many songs during this time and as a reaction to the dismissive attitude bandmates Lennon and McCartney held of Harrison's songwriting contributions.



Overlooked Progadelic Gem by George (RIP 11 29 01) | Reviewer: Snidley Whiplash | 11/29/07

Although Lennon and McCartney are rightly assured their top place in the rock composition hiearchy, ol' George was a quite able foil, as this priceless, intelligent gem from the "Magical Mystery Tour" soundtrack attests. Bravo, George! your work will definately continue to brighten our lives!





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