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Ballad of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe single cover

The cover of the Ballad of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe single.

        Old Brown Shoe is a song by The Beatles. It was written by George Harrison and first released on the B-Side of "The Ballad of John and Yoko" on May 30, 1969.


According to George Harrison, "I started the chord sequences on the piano, which I don't really play, and then began writing ideas for the words from various opposites... Again, it's the duality of things – yes no, up-down, left-right, right wrong, etc." This idea can also be seen an earlier Beatles single, "Hello, Goodbye".


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