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"I've Got a Feeling" is a song by the Beatles, from the 1970 album Let It Be. It is one of the songs on the album from therooftop concert. It is a combination of three unfinished songs: Paul McCartney's "I've Got a Feeling", John Lennon's "Everybody Had a Hard Year" from the White Album sessions (where it was demoed as "Everyone Had a Hard Year") and "Watching Rainbows."


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McCartney's song was written for his girlfriend Linda Eastman, whom he soon married, telling her that she was the girl he had always been looking for. Lennon's song was a litany where every line started with the word "everybody".

While McCartney's song was very optimistic, Lennon had actually had a hard year—he divorced his wife, Cynthia Lennon, his girlfriend Yoko Ono had a miscarriage, he was arrested for drug possession, and he had grown deeply unhappy in the Beatles.

In the film Let It Be, Lennon jokingly claimed he had written "Everybody Had a Hard Year" the night before.

Cover versions[edit]Edit

Billy Preston, who played keyboards on the Beatles recording covered the song on his Encouraging Words album.

The fictional band BECK (Mongolian Chop Squad) covered this song in the 2004 Japanese anime and manga Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad, and it was released on their self-titled album. The band is seen performing the song in the anime, between episodes 23 and 24, where vocalist/rhythm guitarist Yukio "Koyuki" Tanaka goes up on stage to perform the song and is slowly joined by the other members of the then-falling apart band.

Serbian new wave band Električni orgazam released a cover version of the song as a B-side of their first single "Konobar". Another version of the song was released on their debut album. The band often performs the song live. It has been featured on several of their live releases.

Brazilian rock singer Cássia Eller included part of the lyrics of "I've Got a Feeling" in the beginning and in the end of Por Enquanto.

The Fifth Dimension also covered the song. Their version can be heard on their 1975 album Earthbound.

Pearl Jam covered the song and it is featured as an extra track on Japanese releases of Ten; the band played the song around 25 times during their live shows between 1991 and 1994.

Tesla included the song on the 2007 Real to Reel covers album.


Personnel per Ian MacDonald[3]

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