While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Jeff Healey)

"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.
From every mistake we must surely be learning
And still my guitar gently weeps.
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
While my guitar gently weeps.
Look at you all...
Still my guitar gently weeps."

-lyrics of the original song-

This song, "While my guitar gently weeps", is a version of a song by George Harrison, performed by the brilliant guitarist Jeff Healey. You can find it in the album "Platinum & Gold Collection" by The Jeff Healey Band, edited in 2004.

Norman Jeff Healey (March 25th 1966-March 2th 2008) has been a brilliant guitarist. His style mixed jazz, blues, rock...
He was born in Toronto (Canada). When he was less than 1 year old, he lost his sight due to a retinoblastoma (a cancer of the eyes).
Healey fought against this terrible illness all his life, until the cancer killed him when he was 41 years old.

Healey was a fan of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Clapton... Without a doubt, these artists were a big influence in his work. When he was only 6 years old, he made his debut.

We will never forget his powerful way of playing, with the guitar flat on his lap.

-Emma Alvarez-

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evilunleashed said...

Great piece. I've always been inspired by Jeff Healey. I have a lot of respect and admiration for people with disabilities who don't let that hold them from reaching for their dreams. As a guitar player myself, I found his style and abilities to be incredible, and when I found out he was blind it just blew my mind. It really shows how having a connection to the universe through music can transcend all things.

Emma Alvarez said...

Jeff Healey was a great musician.

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