The Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)

Album: All Things Must Pass (1970)
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  • Let it roll across the floor
    Through the hall and out the door
    To the fountain of perpetual mirth
    Let it roll for all it's worth

    Find me where ye echo lays
    Lose your bodies in the maze
    See the lord and all the mouths he feeds
    Let it roll among the weeds

    Let it roll

    (Sir Frankie Crisp)

    Let it roll back through the caves
    With all walks of cool and shades
    Through your wood may ye rest awhile
    Handkerchiefs to match your tie

    Let it roll
    Let it roll
    Let it roll
    Let it roll
    Let it roll

    Fools illusions everywhere
    Joan and Molly sweep the stairs
    Eyes are shining full of inner light
    Let it roll into the night

    (Sir Frankie Crisp)

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Comments: 6

  • Craig from CaliforniaSir Frank Crisp was a 19th century English lawyer who built Friar Park, the estate that George bought in 1970. Crisp decorated the house and grounds with aphorisms such as "The answer's at the end" (which George used in another song). The song is kind of a guided tour of the property, pointing out the hedge maze and the woods. I'm not sure about Joan and Molly, but I think I remember reading somewhere that they are a pair of statues in the house near a staircase.
  • Cecile from Châteaubourg, France@ Madison from Norway, ME : the background voices are saying "Sir Fran... kie Crisp" ;-)
  • Madison from Norway, MeI can't tell what the voices are saying in the background. It sounds like they're saying "So Far....So Far....".
  • Hernan from Buenos Aires, ArgentinaIn this nice song many of the characters named along it are the same as the characters of certain Beatles' songs:
    Joan (Maxwell Silver Hammer)
    Molly (OBLADI OBLADA)
    Eyes...full of inner light (Innner Light)
    Fool's illusions everywhere(The fool on the hill)
    and so forth
    It seems to be a song that recalls old Beatles' times that will never come back again (let it roll)
    It is one of the best of such great album

    Hernán
  • Kurt from Flemington, NjThis is a great song...also, on a rare Harrison CD titled Beware of Abcko! which consists os 1970 summer rehearsals, there is a song titled "Everybody, Nobody." This song is acoustical and the guitar is exactly the same as the guitar on "Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let it Roll).
  • Josh from Plainview, NyGood song but strange lyrics. Anyone have any idea what they mean?
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