The Beatles were on the outs when this song was recorded. Alan Parsons, who was an engineer at the sessions, said in a Songfacts interview
: "George would come in and work on something on his own, and then Paul would come and do "Oh! Darling." He would come in every day at 2 p.m. and sing 'Oh! Darling' a couple of times, and say, 'No, that's not it,' and then come in the next day and do it again. You wouldn't see more than one Beatle at a time that day."