The song began with:
- On the road to Rishikesh
- I was dreaming more or less
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
In the real world, "Jealous Guy" is a song released by John Lennon soon after the breakup of the Beatles. The tune was originally composed in 1968 with different lyrics and a different title - "Child of Nature" - but for reasons unknown, the song never made it onto a Beatles album. The original lyrics (available here) begin with the same couplet that Fitz provides in the novel.