How a Legendary Beatles Song was Written Ottawa, ON, Canada / boom 99.7 Dylan Black August 28, 2016 09:52 am Back in 1968, George Harrison decided to write a song based on the first words he saw while opening up a random book. The book was on his parents bookshelf. The first words? “Gently weeps”. So, he then wrote “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.