The song was an appeal for a closer relationship with God. Harrison would need it. A few months after its release, Harrison was sued for copyright infringement by the publisher of "He's So Fine," a hit for the Chiffons.
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It was also released as a single, Harrison's first as a solo artist, and topped charts worldwide; it was the biggest-selling single of in the UK. In America and Britain, the song was the first number-one single by an ex- Beatle. Harrison originally gave the song to his fellow Apple Records artist Billy Preston to record; this version, which Harrison co-produced, appeared on Preston's Encouraging Words album in September Harrison wrote "My Sweet Lord" in praise of the Hindu god Krishna ,  while intending the lyrics as a call to abandon religious sectarianism through his blending of the Hebrew word hallelujah with chants of " Hare Krishna " and Vedic prayer. Later in the s, "My Sweet Lord" was at the centre of a heavily publicised copyright infringement suit due to its similarity to the Ronnie Mack song " He's So Fine ", a hit for the New York girl group the Chiffons. In , Harrison was found to have subconsciously plagiarised the song, a verdict that had repercussions throughout the music industry. Rather than the Chiffons song, he said he used the out-of-copyright Christian hymn " Oh Happy Day " as his inspiration for the melody. Harrison performed "My Sweet Lord" at the Concert for Bangladesh in August , and it remains the most popular composition from his post-Beatles career. The song reached number one in Britain for a second time when re-released in January , two months after Harrison's death. Band leader Delaney Bramlett 's later version of events is that the idea originated from Harrison asking him how to go about writing a genuine gospel song,  and that Bramlett demonstrated by scat singing the words "Oh my Lord" while wife Bonnie and singer Rita Coolidge added gospel "hallelujah"s in reply.
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