Spotlight: George Harrison (1969) “Wah Wah.” In the last years of the Beatles, George was feeling the loss of attention from his “big brother,” John.
At this time Yoko claimed most of Lennon’s time and interest.
Paul was said to have song arrangements worked out before anyone walked into the studio.
All of this frustrated George, and showed itself in some of the songs he wrote, including “Wah Wah.” It was the first composition to be recorded for the “All Things Must Pass” triple disc album.
Sounds as if it was “the Quiet” Beatle’s declaration of independence. Harrison said the “wah wah” was a foot-pedal for guitarists or, “a headache.”
Biographers point to the “artifice” surrounding the Beatles as perhaps the most true meaning of the song’s phrase.