Although worked on by The Beatles for at least three days in 1968 during the White Album sessions, "Not Guilty" was not officially released by The Beatles until "take 102" from their recording sessions was remixed for the aborted Sessions album in the early 1980s by Geoff Emerick and this remix was finally released in 1996 on Anthology 3
Harrison commented about this song: "I wrote that in 1968. It was after we got back from Rishikesh in the Himalayas on the Maharishi trip, and it was for the White Album. ... 'Not guilty for getting in your way/While you're trying to steal the day' — which was me trying to get a space. 'Not guilty/For looking like a freak/Making friends with every Sikh/For leading you astray/On the road to Mandalay' — which is the Maharishi and going to the Himalayas and all that was said about that. I like the tune a lot; it would make a great tune for Peggy Lee or someone."