In 1969, George Harrison wrote “Here comes the sun” in the house of his friend, Eric Clapton. George was avoiding a meeting at the band’s Apple Corps organisation. The lyrics tell you everything George felt on that early spring day.
He deserved it too, what with the band’s hectic schedule. As of September 2019, the song was the band’s most streamed in Spotify globally with over 350 million plays. It’s from the album Abbey Road.
Five decades later and you still feel that English spring George so enjoyed in Clapton’s house.
AcouosticTrench is a multi-instrumentalist known for covering a wide variety of songs on his YouTube channel. He never shows his face as he believes the focus should be on the instrument and his playing. Oh and Maple, his super cute dog!
He plays, acoustic, classical, and electric guitar, the harp, piano, drums, and lots of other instruments but it’s his kalimba skills that blow the mind. His cover of The Beatles‘ classic hit is everything feel-good that you need.
The sun in Surrey.
Perhaps it’s only fitting that AcousticTrench played his kalimba cover in his garden. Harrison wrote the song in Clapton’s Hurtwood Edge estate in Ewhurst, Surrey. This was in April of 1969 when there were lots of sunlight.
Just look and listen to him thumb that signature intro on the kalimba. The moment he starts playing among the flowers, Maple comes walking in with that adorable doggy smile. He’s a mixed breed between a Border Collie, Golden Retriever, and a Shetland Sheepdog.
Such a soothing, melancholic sound and Maple is enjoying every bit of it.
You could put this on repeat and just close your eyes. Take yourself far away, in any place or any memory you choose. It’s alright.
A fan of his commented,
“Call me sensitive but I cry when I watch their videos. Those tears aren’t out of sadness, there’s something simply divine, something simply beautiful about their videos.”
That’s a powerful statement and a testament to the gift of music.
AcousticTrench kept it so simple and yet the very essence of the song is there. A beautiful spring morning after a long, cold, lonely winter when Eric and George walked in the garden and Harrison wrote. Clapton called George a “magical guy.”
Maple loves it! This cute pupper doesn’t know it but he acts as the sun in this video. The production is clean and simple but somehow, it just works.
Another viewer says,
“The music of Kalimba and the bright smiling puppy… And I go to the scenery with beautiful flowers to heal.”
To heal. But that’s sort of what George Harrison did when he wrote this masterpiece. He had to release the tension and drama surrounding him. The man put it on paper, added the guitar parts and everyone found healing.
And this kalimba version hits all the right spots too.
In fact, the lyrics play in your head, and if you’re just like any normal person going through life’s troubles, you will be playing this kalimba rendition back to back with the original version by The Beatles. And just like that part in the song, smiles should return to faces.
Check out this kalimba version with Maple in the video below!
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