The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping

The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping
The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping (1966)

"As Requested by Lily Rose"

"I'm Only Sleeping" is a song by The Beatles from their 1966 studio album Revolver. It was released two months earlier in the United States on the album Yesterday And Today and did not feature on the original US version of Revolver. It was written by John Lennon but, like all The Beatles' songs written by Lennon or Paul McCartney, it is credited to Lennon--McCartney.

The recording of the song began in EMI Studios on 27 April 1966 with eleven takes of the rhythm track. Five further takes of the song were recorded but none were used. Take 11 was chosen as the master and two days later Lennon added his lead vocals. On 5 May, George Harrison wrote and recorded the double guitar part. The next day the recording was completed by Lennon, McCartney and Harrison's backing vocals.

The song features the then-unique sound of a reversed guitar duet played by Harrison in a five hour late-n

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