THE BEATLES while my guitar gently weeps
Considered to be one of the best songs George Harrison wrote, and featuring Eric Clapton on rhythm guitar, this easy-to-play track is one of the best-loved tracks from the White Album
Along with Something, While MyGuitarGently
Weeps is one of George Harrison’s finest songwriting moments. Recorded in July 1968, the original (and this transcription) features Eric Clapton on the arpeggiated rhythm parts as well as a solo while George takes care of the strummed acoustic guitar.
The song is simple with the prominent descending A G F# F bass line forming the repetitive backdrop for most of the verses and solos. The verses should ideally be played with a generic arpeggiated idea similar to the transcription. The verse fills occur in bars 7 to 8 over the C-E and D-E chords, and generally use the trusty Am pentatonic scale and a more chordal idea over the E, utilising moving 6th intervals.