The two parties were introduced by a mutual friend, the writer Al Aronowitz at New York’s Delmonico Hotel. Upon arriving at The Beatles' suite Dylan asked for cheap wine; Mal Evans was sent to get some, and during the wait Dylan suggested they have a smoke.
Brian and the Beatles looked at each other apprehensively.
We’ve never smoked marijuana before,“
Brian finally admitted. Dylan looked disbelievingly from face to face.
But what about your song? he asked. “The one about getting high?”
The Beatles were stupefied.
Which song?“ John managed to ask.
You know…“ and then he sang, "and when I touch you I get high, I get high…”
John flushed with embarrassment.
Those aren’t the words,“ he admitted. The words are, ‘I can’t hide, I can’t hide, I can’t hide…’
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