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Encyclopedia > Good Night (song)
"Good Night"
"Good Night" cover
Song by The Beatles
from the album The Beatles
Released 22 November 1968
Recorded 28 June 1968
Genre Rock
Length 3:11
Label Apple Records
Writer(s) Lennon-McCartney
Producer(s) George Martin
The Beatles track listing
Revolution 9
(12 of disc 2)
"Good Night"
(13 of disc 2)

"Good Night" is the final song by The Beatles on their self-titled album (aka The White Album).It is sung by Ringo Starr, the only Beatle to appear on the song. The music is provided by an orchestra arranged and conducted by George Martin. John Lennon originally wrote the song as a lullaby for his son Julian when he was five years old. Cover of The Beatles album The Beatles. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition for the human voice (commonly accompanied by other musical instruments), which generally (exceptions would be scat songs) features words (lyrics). ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... The Beatles is the ninth official album by the Beatles, a double album released in 1968. ... November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 186 days remaining. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rock and roll. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... The songwriting credit Lennon/McCartney appears on all Beatles songs that were written by John Lennon and/or Paul McCartney. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Beatles is the ninth official album by the Beatles, a double album released in 1968. ... Revolution 9 is an experimental recording which appeared on The Beatles 1968 self-titled LP release (known as the White Album). ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... The Beatles is the ninth official album by the Beatles, a double album released in 1968. ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940 in Liverpool), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer and actor, best known as the drummer of the Beatles. ... A philharmonic orchestra An orchestra is an instrumental ensemble, usually a fairly large instrumental ensemble with string, brass, woodwind sections, and possibly a percussion section as well. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A lullaby is a soothing song sung to children before they go to sleep. ... John Charles Julian Lennon known universally as Julian Lennon, (born April 8, 1963 in Liverpool, England) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and first son of Beatle John Lennon and the only child of his first wife Cynthia Lennon. ...


George Martin's arrangement is excessively lush, and intentionally so. John Lennon is said to have wanted the song to sound "real cheesy" – like a Gordon Jenkins-esque Hollywood production number. The musicians play the following instruments: 12 violins, three violas, three cellos, one harp, three flutes, one clarinet, one horn, one vibraphone and one string. Mike Sammes Singers also took part of the record. Gordon Jenkins Gordon Hill Jenkins (12 May 1910-1 May 1984) was an American arranger who was an influential figure in popular music in the 1940s and 1950s, renowned for his lush string arrangements. ... ... Mike Sammes was a musician and vocal session arranger. ...


The song has been covered by several artists, including The Carpenters, Kenny Loggins, Cyril Stapleton, The Manhattan Transfer, and former Monkee drummer Micky Dolenz. It was also chosen by the British band Coldplay to play out after the band had left the stage at concerts on their 2005-06 Twisted Logic tour. In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... The Carpenters were a vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. ... Kenny Loggins on the cover of his collection Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Greatest Hits of Kenny Loggins Kenny Loggins (born Kenneth Clark Loggins on January 7, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter. ... The Manhattan Transfer is an American vocal group that was established in New York City in 1972. ... The Monkees in 1968 (left to right): Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith and Davy Jones The Monkees were a four-person band who appeared in an American television series of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. ... George Michael Dolenz, Jr. ... Coldplay are an English rock band from London. ...


External links

  • Lyric for "Good Night"

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Good Night (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (209 words)
"Good Night" is a song by The Beatles.
John Lennon originally wrote the song as a lullaby for his son Julian.
The song has been covered by several artists, including The Carpenters, Kenny Loggins, Cyril Stapleton, The Manhattan Transfer, and former Monkee drummer Micky Dolenz.
beatles guitar tab / tablature / note / chord / lyrics , song: good night 1 tab (426 words)
Close your eyes and I'll close mine Good night Sleep tight Now the moon begins to shine Good night Sleep tight Dream sweet dreams for me Dream sweet dreams for you.
Close your eyes and I'll close mine Good night Sleep tight Now the sun turns out his light Good night Sleep tight Dream sweet dreams for me Dream sweet dreams for you.
Good night Good night Everybody Everybody everywhere Good night.
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