Guest poem submitted by Arun Simha:
(Poem #954) Within You Without You
We were talking - about the space between us all And the people - who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion Never glimpse the truth - then it's far too late - when they pass away. We were talking - about the love we all could share - when we find it To try our best to hold it there - with our love With our love - we could save the world - if they only knew. Try to realise it's all within yourself no-one else can make you change And to see you're really only very small, and life flows on within you and without you. We were talking - about the love that's gone so cold and the people, Who gain the world and lose their soul - they don't know - they can't see - are you one of them? When you've seen beyond yourself - then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there - And the time will come when you see we're all one, and life flows on within you and without you.
[Details] Rec.: 15th/22nd March, 3rd/4th April 1967 Rel. UK: 1st June 1967 (LP Sergent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) Rel. US: 2nd June 1967 (LP Sergent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) Track No.: 8 Composer: Harrison Vocals: George Harrison Year: 1967 Instruments & additional info.: Recording commenced in studio two at Abbey Road on March 22 1967. Album version mixed from take two. Writer: George. Lead vocal: George. Producer: George Martin. Recording engineer: Geoff Emerick. Second engineer: Richard Lush. Harrison: vocal, sitar, acoustic guitar, tambura Uncredited Indian musicians: dilrubas, svarmandal, tabla, tambura Erich Gruenberg, Alan Loveday, Julien Gaillard, Paul Scherman, Ralph Elman, David Wolfsthal, Jack Rothstein, Jack Greene: violins Reginald Kilbey, Allen Ford, Peter Beavan: cellos Neil Aspinall: tambura [Commentary] George Harrison R.I.P Tragic, isn't it? I'm sure most people remember his music and its associated Indian influence fondly. Those were the days when musicians looked eastwards for spiritual inspiration. John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu) and Carlos Santana (Devadip) became followers of Sri Chinmoy, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant spent a few months in India and collected a great deal from Indian music for their incredible Led Zeppelin albums, and George... ... who can forget 'Norwegian Wood', 'Something', 'Here Comes the Sun', 'Within You Without You' and many other immortal songs that will remain forever etched in our minds and hearts? He was the originator of the movement to connect music with humanitarian aid. In 1971, Ravi Shankar informed him about the great poverty in Bangladesh, which moved him to hold a concert which raised quite a lot of money. Arun. [Minstrels Links] Poem #631, Mean Mr Mustard / Polythene Pam -- John Lennon Poem #112, Mr.Tambourine Man -- Bob Dylan Poem #227, Desolation Row -- Bob Dylan Poem #832, Love Minus Zero / No Limit -- Bob Dylan Poem #890, All Along the Watchtower -- Bob Dylan Poem #933, Mother's Little Helper -- Mick Jagger and Keith Richards