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I'll Cry Instead by The Beatles

Album: A Hard Day's NightReleased: 1964Charted:
25
  • The Beatles recorded this in 2 sections that were then edited together.
  • There is an extra verse on US album version.
  • Joe Cocker covered this. He had a #1 hit with his version of The Beatles "A Little Help From My Friends" 4 years later.
  • This was intended for the Beatles film A Hard Day's Night, but it was replaced by "Can't Buy Me Love." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
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Comments: 19

Another Beatles' song that was highly influenced by Dylan's work was You've Got Hide Your Love Away. The polished lyrics, the strumming of the guitar, John's nasal voice, only changing the harmonica for a flute, etc.Guillermo - Buenos Aires, Argentina
One of the only Beatles songs W/O harmony ??Joe - Grants Pass, Or
You know I think that this is a very sad song, again sort of upbeat tempo to cover the fact that it's a very sad song. Man the Beatles were masters of that weren't they? Huh, one legasy for them of the numerous others.Breanna - Henderson, Nv
I like this one a lot. A good fast rocker from John. Notice the line "I've got a chip on my shoulder that's bigger than my feet",this was true of John then. It is also one of the few Beatles songs that does not have a middle jam in it,no guitar solo or licks.It starts,goes through the process and ends. A very good early song from the boys yes,with that country and western sound about it.Tim - Salem, Va
They should have hid all those girls because they Beatle did indeed break their hearts all around the world.John - Cranston, Ri
This song was written by John and was considered for the film but didn't make the final cut. On the Hard Days Night VCR release, it is featured prior to the opening segment of the film.Jeffrey - Lumberton, Nj
Barry (Montreal, Canada):
I had the United Artist's version of, " A Hard Days Night " on CD, imported from Japan. You can get the long version from the Capitol Albums Vol. 1 ("Something New"). It has also the version of "And I Love Her" that appears on the movie. Any other question, let me know.
Michael - Ponce, Puerto Rico, Other
The Beatles are one of the first major acts to champion Bob Dylan. This song is definitely influenced by country music and it shows the Beatles using it as a influence way before it became big 3 to 4 years later and also the Beatles were heavily influenced by Carl Perkins.
Sal, Bardonia, NY
Sal - Bardonia , Ny
This one of the first Beatle songs I learned on the guitar it's tricky in parts but has fantastic words and wonderful bridgeFrank - Las Vegas, Nv
Is the United Artist's version of, " A Hard Days Night " avaliable on cd? The American released, " I'll Cry Instead," where can I find it? Would love some advise...B.G.Barry - Montreal, Canada
This was on the "Hard Day's Night" soundtrack album, but was never heard in the movie. Can't believe no country artist today has covered this. Sounds like it is more Carl Perkins influenced than Dylan.Charlie - Cape Girardeau, Mo
Back in the day . . . my college buddy and I used to play and sing a medley of early Beatles songs during study breaks. This song was part of it. We did it all in two-part harmony. Some of you young studs should try it!Jerry - Portland, Or
Good tune. Love the lyrics and has a real "Rock-a-billy" feel. One of my fav's.Mike - Newark, Nd
I agree with Adrian, great lyrics. Fast great song.George - Itaberaba, Brazil
This is classic early Beatles. The verse, the chorus, and the guitar licks that make the personality of the song. I call them "mini-bridges."Lee - Clearwater, Fl
Billy Joel covered this song Live on the B-Side of An Innocent Man in 1983Bob - Portland, Or
The Beatles got a copy of Bob Dylan's "Free Wheelin" shortly after it came out in January, 1964 and had it constantly playing for the next several weeks. I would argue this song was the first glimpse of Dylan's influence on the Beatles and John, imparticular. The other obvious early influence can be seen on "I'm a Loser."Adrian - Wilmington, De
The Beatles got a copy of Bob Dylan's "Free Wheelin" shortly after it came out in January, 1964. I would argue this song was the first glimpse of Dylan's influence on the Beatles and John, imparticular. The other obvious early influence can be seen on "I'm a Loser."Adrian - Wilmington, De
An awesome song with great lyrics.Adrian - Wilmington, De