The Beatles -- ‘Ill Get You’

I’ll Get You (2.06)

John Lennon: Lead vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica; Paul McCartney: Harmony vocal, acoustic guitar; George Harrison: Harmony vocal, lead guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums;

They original plan was to use this as a single, but it ended up as the flip-side of ‘She Loves You’.

You can hear a surprising number of vocal mistakes in it and it’s probably the most bug-ridden song in their entire catalogue. Take 1:14, for example. Whilst John is busy singing “Well there’s going to be a time, when I’m going to change your mind,” Paul is backing him up with a totally different line – “Well there’s going to be a time, when I’m going to make you mine.”

Paul recollection was as follows: “It’s got an interesting chord in it at ‘It’s not easy to pre-tend…’ That was nicked from a song called ‘All My Trials’ which is on an album I had by Joan Baez. It’s like D, which goes to an A minor, which is unusual, you’d normally go from a D to an A major. It’s a …

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TV recording I’ll Get You (2.08)

  • Credit: Lennon / McCartney
  • Main composer: John / Paul
  • Composed: June 1963
  • ‘Anthology 1’ album First released in UK:
    Anthology 1 album – 21 Nov ’95
    ‘Anthology 1’ album First released in USA:
    Anthology 1 album – 21 Nov ’95
  • Recorded:
    13 Oct ’63 – London Palladium
  • Programme:
    Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium – ATV
  • Publisher: Northern Songs Ltd.

John Lennon: Lead vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica; Paul McCartney: Harmony vocal, acoustic guitar; George Harrison: Harmony vocal, lead guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums;

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