DEAR PRUDENCE (THE BEATLES) | TOM GAMBLE
New album, Albion, releases 1st May 2021!
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Solo guitar arrangement by Tom Gamble
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Filmed at The Martindale Centre in Horsted Keynes, UK.
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"Dear Prudence" is a song by the English rock band The Beatles from their 1968 double album The Beatles (also known as "the White Album"). The song was written by John Lennon and credited to the Lennon–McCartney partnership. Written in Rishikesh during the group’s trip to India in early 1968, it was inspired by actress Mia Farrow’s sister, Prudence Farrow, who became obsessive about meditating while practising with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Her designated partners on the meditation course, Lennon and George Harrison, attempted to coax Farrow out of her seclusion, which led to Lennon writing the song.
Lennon wrote "Dear Prudence" using a finger-picking guitar technique that he learned from singer-songwriter Donovan. Its lyrics are simple and innocent and celebrate the beauty of nature. The Beatles recorded the song at Trident Studios in late August 1968 as a three-piece after Ringo Starr temporarily left the group out of protest at McCartney’s criticism of his drumming on "Back in the U.S.S.R." and the tensions that typified the sessions for the White Album. The final recording also features contributions from Mal Evans, Jackie Lomax and John McCartney. A demo for the song, recorded at George Harrison’s Kinfauns home before the album’s sessions, was later released on the 2018 Super Deluxe edition of the White Album.