"Not Guilty" as written by and Brinsley Allan Forde....
Not guilty
For getting in your way
While you're trying to steal the day
Not guilty
And I'm not here for the rest
I'm not trying to steal your vest.

I am not trying to be smart
I only want what I can get
I'm really sorry for your aging head
But like you heard me said
Not guilty.

Not guilty
For being on your street
Getting underneath your feet
Not guilty
No use handing me a writ
While I'm trying to do my bit.

I don't expect to take your heart
I only want what I can get
I'm really sorry that you're underfed
But like you heard me said
Not guilty.

Not guilty
For looking like a freak
Making friends with every Sikh
Not guilty
For leading you astray
On the road to Mandalay.

I won't upset the apple cart
I only want what I can get
I'm really sorry that you've been misled
But like you heard me said
Not guilty


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"Not Guilty" as written by George Harrison

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    General CommentI have to say this is a dig at Paul!!! Thats what I think anyway ...Not guilty, for getting in your way, while your trying to steal the day" I see paul when i read that. "I wont upset the apple cart, I only want wwhat i can get"

    I think it was written when they were having financial and legal trouble at apple - the whole Klein vs Eastman affair. thats my take.... Either way a great song!!!
    nohjon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanyone got any suggested meanings for the song? Anyone knew George's reasons for writing it? love the song though :-)
    :-)on May 31, 2006   Link
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    My OpinionFirst off I thought I was one of Lennon's, but to my surprise it's Harrison's.

    Cool song.

    From what I can see, it's on Harrison's self-titled album from '79.

    But the version, that I've become familiar with, is the stripped-down demo-version recorded on may '68 - for The Beatles-heads; "The Kinfaun-Session". The session that John, Paul and George made at George's house back then, laying the ground for "The White Album", released circa 6 months thereafter.

    And I really do prefer that version to the studio one. Recommended!
    voltaboltaon November 16, 2013   Link

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