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I'll Get You

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“I'll Get You”
“I'll Get You” cover
Single by The Beatles
B-side "She Loves You"
Released 23 August 1963 (UK)
16 September 1963 (US)
Format 7"
Recorded Abbey Road Studios
1 July 1963
Genre Rock
Length 2:05
Label Parlophone R5055 (UK)
Swan 4152 (US)
Writer(s) Lennon/McCartney
Producer George Martin
The Beatles singles chronology
"From Me to You"/"Thank You Girl" (1963) "I'll Get You" / "She Loves You"
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" / "This Boy" (UK 1963)
"I Saw Her Standing There" (US 1964)
The B-side of 'She Loves You' was meant to be the A-side.

—John Lennon, Beatles interviewed by Klas Burling following show, 23 Aug 1963

If we write one song, then we can get going after that and get more ideas. We wrote 'I'll Get You,' which is the B-side, first. And then 'She Loves You' came after that... We got ideas from that. Then we recorded it.

—Paul McCartney, Beatles interviewed by Klas Burling following show, 23 Aug 1963

That was Paul and me trying to write a song and it didn't work out.

—John Lennon, The Playboy Interviews, p.173, 1980

It's got an interesting chord in it: '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: 'There's only one thing that money can't buy.' 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 change that had always fascinated me, so I put it in. I liked that slightly faggy way we sang. 'Oh yeah, oh yeah,' which was very distinctive, very Beatley.

—Paul McCartney, Many Years From Now, p.151, 1997


Listen to Joan Baez's lovely 'All My Trials'...


Listen to Paul singing 'All My Trials' in 1990...

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