Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun is a popular Beatles’ song.

The song was written by one of the members of the popular group known as the Beatles, George Harrison. 

Harrison wrote the song at the country house of his friend, and fellow musician, Eric Clapton.  The lyrics reflect Harrison’s relief of both the arrival of spring and a temporary respite he was taking from dealings with the band’s business affairs.

Harrison wrote in his autobiography: “”Here Comes the Sun” was written at the time when Apple {Records} was getting like school, where we had to go and be businessmen: ‘Sign this’ and ‘sign that.’ Anyway, it seems as if winter in England goes on forever, by the time spring comes you really deserve it. So one day I decided I was going to sag off Apple and I went over to Eric Clapton’s house. The relief of not having to go see all those dopey accountants was wonderful, and I walked around the garden with one of Eric’s acoustic guitars and wrote “Here Comes the Sun”.

Here Comes the Sun is the best known composition by Harrison from the Beatles era. The song also gave him a level of recognition as a songwriter previously reserved for his bandmates John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

The song was released on the 1969 album Abbey Road.

The song has been recorded by other artist including Richie Havens, Linda Eder, Marina Prior, Sheryl Crow and Paul Simon.