“I think this is the nicest place I’ve been for a long time, this studio. This is the most I’ve ever played. By playing every day, I can just feel me fingers getting loose!”
–George Harrison (via Mark Lewisohn)

As far as I can tell, this was the first day during these sessions when a song was recorded that would actually end up on Let It Be. (A few snippets of conversation from previous days were used, but no actual music.) The number in question was one of George’s, which (in typical George fashion) initially had the working title “George’s Blues.”

For once, George appeared to have no problem interesting the others in his new song, maybe because it was simple and loose and easy. By the time it was done, 28 takes later, it was known as “For You Blue.” It was the sixth take, however, that appeared on Let It Be.

The day’s work also included numerous runs through “Let It Be” and “Two of Us.” It was almost like a real recording session, but there was also time to mess around with versions of “Please Please Me,” “Act Naturally,” “Martha My Dear,” and an ancient McCartney composition called “I Lost My Little Girl” — supposedly the first song Paul ever wrote. Covers of Randy Newman, the Lovin’ Spoonful, Duane Eddy, and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles were bandied about. At one point John and Paul harmonized nicely on the Everly Brothers’ “Bye Bye Love” while George continued to work on the bassline to “Two of Us” (which he played on the top strings of his guitar):

All in all, just another day at the office for your working Beatle.

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