George Harrison’s song for the new year, “Ding Dong; Ding Dong” contains the line “Yesterday, today was tomorrow/And tomorrow, today will be yesterday.” Where did George get those words from?
The words “Yesterday, today was tomorrow/And tomorrow, today will be yesterday” appear on a wall at George’s Friar Park estate, almost certainly written by Sir Frankie Crisp, the home’s original owner. Crisp was an eccentric lawyer who built the home in the 1800s with a mixture of Renaissance and Gothic architectural styles. George paid tribute to Crisp in the song “Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)” from his “All Things Must Pass” album. Learn more about these and other George songs released by Apple in the book “The Beatles Solo on Apple Records.”