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"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - Eric Clapton & Peter Frampton Live 2018


Eric Clapton and Peter Frampton - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019)



Eric Clapton kicked off his Crossroads Guitar Festival at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Friday. The guitar god joined Peter Frampton for a rendition of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and also treated the audience to a stripped-down set of his own.


Frampton welcomed Clapton during the former’s set for the George Harrison-penned “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Clapton played lead guitar on the original Beatles recording featured on the White Album and was one of the only guest musicians to ever play with The Beatles.


Backed by an acoustic band and drums, Clapton got his set underway with “Circus” followed by the Jimmy Cox classic “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out.” “Tears In Heaven” came next ahead of “Wonderful Tonight.” Slowhand would close out the acoustic set with “Lay Down Sally.”





Lyrics


I look at you all, see the love there that's sleeping

While my guitar gently weeps

I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping

Still my guitar gently weeps


I don't know why nobody told you

How to unfold your love

I don't know how someone controlled you

They bought and sold you


I look at the world and I notice it's turning

While my guitar gently weeps

With every mistake we must surely be learning

Still my guitar gently weeps


Well...


I don't know how you were diverted

You were perverted too

I don't know how you were inverted

No one alerted you


I look at you all, see the love there that's sleeping

[LOVE version:] I look from the wings at the play you are staging.

While my guitar gently weeps

Look at you all

[LOVE version:] As I'm sitting here doing nothing but aging

Still my guitar gently weeps


Oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh


Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, oh, ooh