Old Brown Shoe (Harrison)

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Old Brown Shoe (Harrison)

Based on a series of opposites (much like Paul’s Hello Goodbye), George used Old Brown Shoe to introduce the idea that by acheiving “divine awareness” one would no longer be concerned with right and wrong or the such. The tune was built around a chord sequence that George had developed.

Recording dates

  • April 16th, 1969
  • April 18th, 1969


  • George Harrison – vocal, electric guitars, Hammond organ, bass guitar
  • John Lennon – backing vocal
  • Paul McCartney – backing vocal, tack piano
  • Ringo Starr – drums

Abbey Road Anniversary Edtion Take 2 version:

  • George Harrison – lead vocal, guitars, organ
  • John Lennon – piano, backing vocal
  • Paul McCartney – drums, bass, backing vocal

Release history

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