Carry That Weight (1:37)

Cover of Abbey Road

From Abbey Road and 6 other releases

“Carry That Weight” is a song by The Beatles. Released on Abbey Road and part of the long, climactic medley that closes the album, it features vocals from all four of The Beatles (a rarity in their songs). It is preceded by “Golden Slumbers”, and segues into “The End”.

The middle bridge, featuring brass instruments, electric guitar and vocals, reprises the beginning of “You Never Give Me Your Money”, but with different lyrics. The ending also reprises the arpeggiated guitar motif from the end of that track, similar to the figure featured prominently in the George Harrison written tracks “Here Comes the Sun” and “Badge” (co-written by Harrison and Eric Clapton).

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  • Wayne-pili

    golden slumbers to this is the greatest transition ever [44]

    26 Aug 9:12pm Reply
  • thigmotaxis

    golden slumbers to this is the greatest transition ever [43]

    21 Aug 8:03am Reply
  • nick_honest

    excellent

    8 Jun 9:30pm Reply
  • RINGULEC

    I love it! <3

    2 Jun 4:18pm Reply
  • pikininah

    <3

    20 Jan 11:24pm Reply
  • a_spaceman

    See you space cowboy

    15 Jan 3:41pm Reply
  • gombost

    Cathartic!

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • MEmpire25

    I want to get an entire bar/pub of people to sing this all at once, mugs in hand...how epic would that be?! [9]

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • gokunirvana

    Boy, for me this is the real climax of the medley! The orchestral arrangement, the four singing the chorus, that should be enough for a real epic ending.

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • alainchaumont

    grand

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Amiiida

    my favorite Abbey Road Medley " Golden Slumbers~carry the weight~the end" I saw Paul's live 7 times,he played last numbers of medley in his live. his live performances are more excellent than the album "Abbey Road". Equipment and tuning of the instrument in 90's has been progress than the 60's .

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • rhoads77

    The Abbey Road medley needs to put as one track on last.fm. I am left with a sort of emptiness when listening to only one at a time.

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • doowniwevets

    I want to get an entire bar/pub of people to sing this all at once, mugs in hand...how epic would that be?! [8]

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • clara_lins

    I want to get an entire bar/pub of people to sing this all at once, mugs in hand...how epic would that be?! [7]

    14 Oct 2012 Reply
  • fixthegreat

    Ringo having a Solo on this is easily my favourite part

    1 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Gahbs_

    I want to get an entire bar/pub of people to sing this all at once, mugs in hand...how epic would that be?! [6]

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
  • spacecat2003

    carry that weigth for a really long time... so watch out

    16 Mar 2012 Reply
  • bilgee0629

    gold

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • sebadagostino

    Very nice

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • CrispyDragons

    Bang.

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
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