Happiness Is A Warm
Gun In Your Hand

This disc was auctioned by Christies in September 2005. There is no indication what mix this is.

See an Apple acetate with an alternate mix and the recording history for this song - here.

Lot Description

A single-sided 7" acetate, the white Emidisc label inscribed in red ballpoint pen in an unknown hand Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand, The Beatles


WENNER, Jann S. Lennon Remembers, London: Verso, 2000, pp.114-5

Lot Notes

Happiness Is A Warm Gun was released on the A-side of the "White Album" in 1968. This acetate is inscribed with the full original title which John Lennon had borrowed from the cover of a gun magazine belonging to George Martin. He remarked in the famous Rolling Stone interview with Jann Wenner in 1970: ..I just thought it was a fantastic, insane thing to say. A warm gun means you['ve] just shot something.. In the same interview, Lennon also said of this song ...I like that, one of me best...