Dig It (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey)

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Dig It (Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey)

Originally titled “Can You Dig It?”, “Dig It” was a simple jam with various lines conceived on the spot by each of the Beatles.

John’s speech “That was ‘Can You Dig It?’ by Georgie Wood…” was taken from the first version of Dig It and edited onto the second version for release on Let It Be, which was a heavily edited version from the 12 minute 25 second performance.

An eight-minute jam

Although clocking in at less than a minute on Let It Be, the jam that Dig It was derived from lasted over eight minutes. Phil Spector cut out a small section and mixed it for the album. The Glyn Johns Get Back acetate contained a nearly four minute edit.

Recording dates

  • January 24, 1969 (complete song; first version)
  • January 26, 1969 (complete song; second version)
  • March 27, 1970 (stereo mixing)


  • John Lennon – lead vocals, six-string bass – Fender Bass VI
  • Paul McCartney – vocals in full version, piano
  • George Harrison – vocals in full version, lead guitar – Fender Telecaster
  • Ringo Starr – drums
  • Billy Preston – Hammond organ
  • George Martin – maracas

Release history

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