The song features Lennon on electric guitar and vocals and he is joined by a trio of acoustic guitars courtesy of Ted Turner (no, not that one), Rod Linton, and John Tout. Nicky Hopkins who has played with everybody, but most notably The Rolling Stones, provides the ragtime piano treatment.
Jim Keltner, who was in several super groups, is behind the drum kit. In addition, the song is worthy of two stand-up bassists – Steve Brendell and Beatle friend Klaus Voorman. Not only was Voorman an accomplished bassist, he had previously designed the cover of The Beatles “Revolver” album. Finally, George Harrison plays a bell brass Dobro® on the song’s first solo. “One thing you can’t hide is when you’re crippled inside.”