I've Got a Feeling


I've Got a Feeling

Infobox Song
Name = I've Got a Feeling


Artist = The Beatles
Album = Let It Be
Released = 8 May 1970
track_no = 8
Recorded = 30 January 1969 (rooftop concert)
Genre = Rock and Roll
Length = 3:37
Writer = Lennon/McCartney
Label = Apple, EMI
Producer = George Martin
prev = "Maggie Mae"
prev_no = 7
next = "One After 909"
next_no = 9
"I've Got a Feeling" is a song by The Beatles, from the 1970 album "Let It Be". It is actually a combination of two unfinished songs strung together: Paul McCartney's "I've Got a Feeling" and John Lennon's "Everybody Had a Hard Year" from the White Album sessions (where it was demoed as "Every"one" Had a Hard Year"), with the main guitar riff coming from Lennon's unfinished "Watching Rainbows". McCartney's song was written for his girlfriend Linda Eastman, whom he soon married, telling her that she was the girl he had always been looking for. Lennon's song was a litany where every line started with the word "everybody".

While McCartney's song was very optimistic, Lennon had actually had a hard year—he had divorced his wife, Cynthia Powell, was estranged from his son Julian Lennon, his girlfriend Yoko Ono had a miscarriage, he was arrested for drug possession, and he had grown deeply unhappy in the Beatles.

In the film "Let It Be", Lennon claims jokingly he wrote "Everybody Had a Hard Year" the night before.

The song was covered by Billy Preston, who played keyboard on the recording, on his "Encouraging Words" album. Another version of the song was made by the fictional band BECK (Mongolian Chop Squad) in the 2004 Japanese anime and manga "".

Serbian new wave band Električni orgazam released a cover version of the song as a B-side of their first single "Konobar". Another version of the song was released on their debut album. The band often performs the song live and it was featured on their several live releases.

Pearl Jam covered the song and it is featured on the "covering" bootleg album, the band covered the song around 25 times from 1991 to 1994.
Tesla included the song on the 2007 "Real to Reel" covers album.

External links

* [http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/DATABASES/AWP/igaf.html Alan W. Pollack's Notes on "I've Got a Feeling"]
* [http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/ive-got-a-feeling/ The Beatles Bible: I've Got A Feeling]
* [http://stevesbeatles.com/songs/ive_got_a_feeling.asp I've Got a Feeling Lyrics]
* [http://www.artistoverview.com/IveGotaFeeling-tab912-1799.html I've Got a Feeling Tab]

References

Turner, Steve. "A Hard Day's Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles' Song", Harper, New York: 1994, ISBN 0-06-095065-X


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