As for the title lyric of this song being exactly the same as George Harrison’s legendary Beatles contribution released on Apple Records 10 months after Taylor’s, let’s just say that James deferred to his Beatle boss’ pre-eminence at the time and wisely chose not to press the matter. That would have to wait a few years before Harrison would be sued ( and lose) for doing the same thing to the composer of The Chiffons’ “He’ So Fine” when writing “My Sweet Lord”.
By the way, I have been sending James Taylor’s album Before This World to anyone who laments today’s music with the complaint that “no one makes good albums anymore where every song is good…”. Hands down JT’s album was my choice to beat for Grammy Album of the Year in 2015. -Redbeard