It wasn't good enough for Sgt. Pepper, but that only goes to prove what an effective prank "Only a Northern Song" was -- an almost unplayable, largely unsingable song designed to flagrantly disregard the rules of pop songwriting. So why would George do such a thing? Because it's the quiet ones you have to watch out for. Read all about the history and recording of "Only a Northern Song" in my latest Beatles fact sheet.