My sweet Lord
Mm, my Lord
Mm, 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
Mm, my Lord
Mm, 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)
Mm my Lord
(Hallelujah)
My sweet Lord
(Hallelujah)

Really wanna see you
Really wanna see you
Really wanna see you, Lord
Really wanna see you, Lord
But it takes so long, my Lord

(Hallelujah)
My sweet Lord
(Hallelujah)
Mm, my Lord
(Hallelujah)
My, my, my Lord
(Hallelujah)

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

Mmm
(Hallelujah)
My sweet Lord
(Hallelujah)
My, my Lord
(Hallelujah)

Mmm, my Lord (Hare Krishna)
My, my, my Lord (Hare Krishna)
Oh, my sweet Lord (Krishna, Krishna)
Oh (Hare Hare)
Now I really wanna see you (Hare Rama)
Really wanna be with you (Hare Rama)
Really wanna see you, Lord
But it takes so long, my Lord (Hallelujah)
Mm, my Lord (Hallelujah)
My, my, my Lord (Hare Krishna)
My sweet Lord (Hare Krishna)
My sweet Lord (Krishna, Krishna)
My Lord (Hare Hare)
Mmmm (Gurur Brahma)
Mmmm (Gurur Vishnu)
Mmmm (Gurur Devo)
Mmmm (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)


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My Sweet Lord Lyrics as written by George Harrison

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  • +10
    General Comment

    This 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
  • +5
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    Love 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
  • +4
    General Comment

    Dhani 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
  • +4
    General Comment

    Amazing song about devotion to a higher being.

    originlon November 06, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    This song should be played in churches and Hindu temples and mosques and synagogues and...

    OpinionHeadon December 05, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    i, also want this played at my funeral...in the category of spiritual songs...this one stands alone

    fredintron August 08, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    i 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
  • +2
    General Comment

    I really don't know much about George or his dabbling in Hinduism, but damn has this song got a lot of soul in it.

    stoolhardyon March 09, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    m2bow+d: "the proper hindu way to spell krishna is krsna."

    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 11, 2008   Link
  • +2
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    I think this is a song not about devotion to RELIGION but spiritualtiy in general. I mean George harrison was a pretty spiritual guy. Like finding your spiritual self, and expressing it. This is a beautiful song. Rest George Harrisons soul.

    AmyLoveLeafon September 13, 2008   Link

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