I'll Get You

Album: The Beatles' Second Album (1963)
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Songfacts®:

  • An early Beatles track, this was written as the follow-up to the Beatles hit "From Me to You," but was bumped in favor of "She Loves You," and appeared as the B-side of that track.
  • John Lennon wrote most of this song, with some help from Paul McCartney on the bridge, who came up with a chord change inspired by Joan Baez' version of "All My Trials."
  • This is a rare Beatles song with twin-lead vocals by McCartney and Lennon where they are not harmonizing.
  • The song was recorded in stereo, but that version has been lost. This remains one of 4 Beatles tracks that exist only in mono. The others: "Love Me Do," "She Loves You," and "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)." >>
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Comments: 8

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaSadly you can no longer get the LP version which is the best one.
  • Rick from Brick, NjGreat song, but never understood how the harmonica got on the track. Lennon was the only one who used a harmonica and he's singing. We know the harmonica part used in Love Me Do forced the bridge to be sung by Paul. But, on this song they're both singing. This was recorded in early '63 when they recorded all parts live. George Martin is the answer I can think of.
    -Rick...Brick,NJ
  • George from Belleville, NjThis is a very catchy little number in the early part of their career.Nice melody,straight forward message in the lyrics.Cool.
  • Catresse from Lawrenceville, GaYeah there is a version to 'I'll Be On My Way' where John sounds Nasally too (Guy).

    i cannot stop drumming with my hands when i listen to this! or any song! haha
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaOne of my favorite early Beatles songs. Always sounds a bit nasally to me, like John has a cold. Thanks for the not-harmonizing insight.
  • John from Grand Island, NyLennon's first line is "Imagine, I'm in love with you". This was only 8 years ahead of his most famous song "Imagine". When you look at the two songs seperated by only 8 years, its astonishing to see his growth as a writer....
  • Daevid from Glendale, CaI love the poetic line in the bridge: "well there's gonna be a time, when i'm gonna change your mind, so you might as well RESIGN yourself to me"
    the sheer simplistic genius of Lennon/McCartney is timeless.
  • Steve from Fenton, MoAnother nice melody on an early Beatles tune.
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