"My Sweet Lord" as written by George Harrison and Sandeep Chowta....
My sweet Lord
Hm, my Lord
Hm, my Lord

I really want to see you
Really want to be with you
Really want to see you Lord
But it takes so long, my Lord

My sweet Lord
Hm, my Lord
Hm, my Lord

I really want to know you
Really want to go with you
Really want to show you Lord
That it won't take long, my Lord (hallelujah)

My sweet Lord (hallelujah)
Hm, my Lord (hallelujah)
My sweet Lord (hallelujah)

I really want to see you
Really want to see you
Really want to see you, Lord
Really want to see you, Lord
But it takes so long, my Lord (hallelujah)

My sweet Lord (hallelujah)
Hm, my Lord (hallelujah)
My, my, my Lord (hallelujah)

I really want to know you (hallelujah)
Really want to go with you (hallelujah)
Really want to show you Lord (aaah)
That it won't take long, my Lord (hallelujah)

Hmm (hallelujah)
My sweet Lord (hallelujah)
My, my, Lord (hallelujah)

Hm, my Lord (hare krishna)
My, my, my Lord (hare krishna)
Oh hm, my sweet Lord (krishna, krishna)
Oh-uuh-uh (hare hare)

Now, I really want to see you (hare rama)
Really want to be with you (hare rama)
Really want to see you Lord (aaah)
But it takes so long, my Lord (hallelujah)

Hm, my Lord (hallelujah)
My, my, my Lord (hare krishna)
My sweet Lord (hare krishna)
My sweet Lord (krishna krishna)
My Lord (hare hare)
Hm, hm (Gurur Brahma)
Hm, hm (Gurur Vishnu)
Hm, hm (Gurur Devo)
Hm, hm (Maheshwara)
My sweet Lord (Gurur Sakshaat)
My sweet Lord (Parabrahma)
My, my, my Lord (Tasmayi Shree)
My, my, my, my Lord (Guruve Namah)
My sweet Lord (Hare Rama)

(hare krishna)
My sweet Lord (hare krishna)
My sweet Lord (krishna krishna)
My Lord (hare hare)


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"My Sweet Lord" as written by George Harrison, Sandeep Chowta

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song.. Pretty easy to analyze.. George Harrison (RIP to the most amazing of the Beatles) is obviously proclaiming his devotion to his religion.. What's a little cryptic is the fat that he sort of mixes the chants.. Hare Krishna and such are hindu chants found in certain Hindu (and shoot off religions) prayers... Yet Hallelujah is part of Christian culture... I think that this just represents his devotion to pure spirituality as opposed to one specific religion.. I think.. Maybe.. Although he DID later declare his religious faith as a Hare Krishna.. I don't know.. This is a great song.
    maxpower114on February 08, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAmazing song about devotion to a higher being.
    originlon November 06, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLove this song. I want it played at my funeral. I love how he explains how bad he wants to meet God but it takes so long to get there. Fantastic meaning. Very emotional song for me
    convinceon January 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti cant believe nobody posts for good old george! anyways, this is a great song, and the solo is fun to play on guitar
    fixerupperon June 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoes anyone care to shed any light on Harrison's views compared to John Lennon who has been charged with being anti-religious?
    owenparry26on April 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbeautiful song, expressing his religious views. The beautiful Dhani Harrison plays the acoustic guitar on this track :-) really excellent song- love you George R.I.P
    :-)on May 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentInterestingly enough all of the Hare Krishna chants are from the background singers. I was recently at a service for a friend. Her son played this song and sang it. Because he did it solo, it didn't include the chants. My friends are Christians, so it's kind of easy to see how one could adapt it to either religion.
    RedShanaon June 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDhani Harrison plays guitar on the tribue DVD/CD version of this song, but not on the original recording - he wasn't born yet.

    I think it's ingenious how he mixed the backing vocals. It starts with Hallelujah, Hallelujah. He's got you singing along now and then he switches to Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna. Before you know it you're chanting Hare Krishna in your brain. It works almost at a subconcious level. I was tricked! Brilliant. I think it's Georges way of saying the religions aren't THAT different.

    Oh, and what a crock of shit about him plagerizing He's So Fine - even if it was subconciously. Playing these two songs back-to-back I think most people would be hard pressed to hear any similarity. He lifted a 3-note progression? C'mon!
    Digi-Gon June 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song should be played in churches and Hindu temples and mosques and synagogues and...
    OpinionHeadon December 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentm2bow+d: "the proper hindu way to spell krishna is krsna."
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    Hmmm... the "proper" Hindu way to spell Krishna is actually कृष्ण. Since it is transliterated into English, it can be spelled as either "Krsna" or "Krishna" (or even the less common hybrid, "Krisna"). I tend to spell His name 'Krishna' so that someone unfamiliar with the pronunciation doesn't get confused and go, "Who's 'Kursnuh'?" b/c of how strange a word w/o vowels looks.

    Okay, that aside, great song. George probably included "Hallelujah", etc. b/c the Hare Krishna movement/ISKCON claims that it's not created for you to give up your previous religious figures (whether Mohammad, Buddha, Jesus, or whatever) but for you to incorporate Krishna into your beliefs as well.
    NamahShivayaon September 10, 2008   Link

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