I Call Your Name

Album: The Beatles Second Album (1964)
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  • I call your name but you're not there
    Was I to blame for being unfair
    Oh, I can't sleep at night
    Since you've been gone
    I never weep at night
    I can't go on

    Don't you know I can't take it
    I don't know who can
    I'm not going to make it
    I'm not that kind of man

    Oh, I can't sleep at night
    But just the same
    I never weep at night
    I call your name

    Don't you know I can't take it
    I don't know who can
    I'm not going to make it
    I'm not that kind of man

    Oh, I can't sleep at night
    But just the same
    I never weep at night
    I call your name
    I call your name
    I call your name
    I call your name Writer/s: JOHN WINSTON LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 10

  • Dennis from Sf Bay, UsaPrimrose Lane. I Cell Your Name. SKA instrumentals on both. An influence?
  • Charles Hollingswort from Leeds, AlIt was Michelle who whispered "John" on the song and it is a double tribute:one to Lennon and one to John Phillips.
  • George from Belleville, NjAnother standard Beatles song with hard driving rhythm and a classic rock sound.Their early songs had a certain charm about them.
  • Dnnz from Aqp, PeruYeah maggie you're right it was Twenty Flight Rock the song Mccartney played for Lennon
  • Mem from Melbourne, Australiajust letting you know john from cin its cass who says it
  • Freddy from Sporesville, Ky, Austriagreat song.
  • Daevid from Glendale, CaFrom what i've read in various beatles-history related books, this was the first attempt by John Lennon to write a song---at 15 years old.
  • John from Cincinnati, OhDuring the instrumental solo of the Mamas & Papas version, either Cass or Michelle whispers "John"--a tribute to John Lennon.
  • Ken from Louisville, KyRingo performed this song on a 1990 British television program marking what would have been John's 50th birthday (and also making the 10th anniversary of his death). Traveling Wilburys Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty also performed on it, but, curiously, George didn't.
  • Maggie from LondonHow was Long Tall Sally the song that got Paul McCartney officially inducted into the group? It was Twenty Flight Rock that he played for and impressed John Lennon with when they first met.
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