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Ballad of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe single cover

The cover of the Ballad of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe single.

Old Brown Shoe is a song by The Beatles. It was written by George Harrison, and first released on the B-Side of The Ballad of John and Yoko on May 30, 1969.

CompositionEdit

According to George Harrison, "I started the chord sequences on the piano, which I don't really play, and then began writing ideas for the words from various opposites... Again, it's the duality of things – yes no, up down, left right, right wrong, etc." This idea can also be seen an earlier Beatles single, Hello, Goodbye.

CreditsEdit

McCartney II No... A stub?
Please sing into it if you can.

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