The final song on side three of the vinyl 2-LP set "The Beatles" (White album) is an original George Harrison composition entitled "Long Long Long". This is a love song to God. Very tenderly and quietly played with the emphasis on the soft verses and louder chorus. A good example of dynamics in music.
The original name of the song was "It's Been A Long Long Long Time" but it was shortened after the author decided it was too long of a name.
The basic tracks were recorded at EMI studio two on October 07 1968 with George on acoustic guitar and vocal, Paul on the organ and Ringo on drums. John Lennon was not present for this track. It took 67 takes to perfect the song. The rattling sound at the end of the track was caused by a bottle of wine on the organ's leslie cabinet and when Paul hit a low note on the organ, the bottle rattled. This was emphasized for the recording while Ringo added a snare drum roll and wailing vocals were also added. The song ends with the final guitar strum and a floor tom flam.
The next day on October 08 1968 at EMI studio two, George added a second acoustic guitar and a second vocal while Paul added a bass guitar to the track.
The final overdubs for the song were added the following day on October 09 1968 once again in EMI studio two when Chris Thomas added some piano in the middle of the song and Paul added some backing vocal. This completed the recording of the song.
The next day on October 10 1968 from the control room of EMI studio two, "Long Long Long" was subjected to four stereo mixes with the last attempt being kept as the commercial version.
The first attempt at a mono mix of "Long Long Long" was attempted on October 12 1968 from the control room of EMI studio two. One remix was attempted but this particular mix was not used.
Two more attempts were completed two days later on October 14 1968 once again from EMI studio two. The last attempt was used as the commercial mono mix.
"Long Long Long" is available on the Apple 2-LP/2-CD "The Beatles" (White Album).