Published on 1967
Track 8 on “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
What the Beatles said about “Within You Without You”
GEORGE 1967: "I’m writing more songs now that we’re not touring. The words are always a bit of a hangup for me. I’m not very poetic. ‘Within You Without You’ was written after dinner one night at Klaus Voorman’s house. He had a harmonium, which I hadn’t played before. I was doodling on it when the tune started to come. The first sentence came out of what we’d been doing that evening… ‘We were talking.’ That’s as far as I got that night. I finished the rest of the words later at home."
JOHN 1967: "George has done a great indian one. We came along one night and he had about 400 indian fellas playing, and it was a great swinging event, as they say."
JOHN 1980: "One of George’s best songs. One of my favorites of his, too. He’s clear on that song. His mind and his music are clear. There is his innate talent. He brought that sound together."