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John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote this in response to the girls who sent them fan mail.
Lennon wrote the verses for this song, with McCartney contributing the chorus. Lennon said it was "just a silly song we knocked off."
The mono version was originally released in Great Britain as a single on the Parlophone label as the B-side of "From Me To You" in April 1963, and in America on the VeeJay label in May 1963. It was eventually released on the Past Masters Vol. 1 CD in 1988. A slightly different stereo version was released in April 1964 on The Beatles Second Album, issued by Capitol records. That version is now available on CD with the release of The American Albums; Vol. 1 CDs.
This is the first Beatles track featuring double-tracked vocals, which is a studio technique they often employed to make the vocals stand out. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
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