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“This Boy”
“This Boy” cover
Single by The Beatles
A-side "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
Released 29 November 1963
Format 7"
Recorded Abbey Road Studios
17 October 1963
Genre Beat
Length 2:13
Label Parlophone R5084
Writer(s) Lennon/McCartney
Producer George Martin
The Beatles singles chronology
"She Loves You" / "I'll Get You" (1963) "This Boy" / "I Want to Hold Your Hand"(1963) "Can't Buy Me Love"/ "You Can't Do That"(1964)
Just my attempt at writing one of those three-part harmony Smokey Robinson songs. Nothing in the lyrics... just a sound and a harmony. There was a period when I thought I didn't write melodies... that Paul wrote those and I just wrote straight, shouting rock 'n roll. But of course, when I think of some of my own songs-- 'In My Life,' or some of the early stuff-- 'This Boy,' I was writing melody with the best of them

—John Lennon, 1980

Fabulous. And we just loved singing that three-part too. We'd learned that from: (sings) 'To know know know her is to love love love her...' We learned that in my dad's house in Liverpool.

—Paul McCartney, 1988


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