Blue Jay Way (Harrison)

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Blue Jay Way (Harrison)


“Derek Taylor got held up. He rang to say he’d be late. I told him on the phone that the house was in Blue Jay Way. And he said he could find it OK… he could always ask a cop. So I waited and waited. I felt really knackered with the flight, but I didn’t want to go to sleep until he came. There was a fog and it got later and later. To keep myself awake, just as a joke to pass the time while I waited, I wrote a song about waiting for him in Blue Jay Way. There was a little Hammond organ in the corner of this house which I hadn’t noticed until then… so I messed around on it and the song came.” – George Harrison

Recording dates

  • September 6, 1967 (1 take; basic rhythm track)
  • September 7, 1967 (vocal overdubs)
  • October 6, 1967 (cello and tambourine overdubs)
  • October 12, 1967 (mono mixing and editing)
  • November 7, 1967 (mono & stereo mixing)


  • George Harrison – lead vocals, Hammond organ, backing vocal
  • John Lennon – backing vocal, Hammond organ
  • Paul McCartney – backing vocal, bass guitar
  • Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
  • Uncredited session musician – cello

Release dates

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