“Chains” is the fourth song on The Beatles debut album “Please Please Me’ “Chains” was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. It had been a minor hit by The Cookies it reached #17 in 1962. This would be the first song where George Harrison would sing the lead vocal. He wasn’t quite ready his vocal range at this point in time was pretty limited. George Harrison: vocal, lead guitar/Paul McCartney:harmony vocal and bass/ John Lennon: harmony vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica/ Ringo Starr: drums. The song was recorded on February 11th,1963 at Abbey Road. Produced by George Martin.
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- “Chains” was never released as a single. It did not make the “100 Best Beatles Songs” by Spignesi and Lewis or Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Beatles Songs”
- The song clocks in at 2:21.
CHAINS – Goffin/King
Chains, my baby's got me locked up in chains And they ain't the kind that you can see Woh, these chains of love got a hold on me yeah Chains, well, I can't break away from these chains Can't run around 'cause I'm not free Woh, these chains of love won't let me be, yeah I wanna tell you pretty baby I think you're fine I'd like to love you But, darling, I'm imprisoned by these chains My baby's got me locked up in chains (From: http://www.elyrics.net) And they ain't the kind that you can see Woh, it's chains of love got a hold on me, yeah Please believe me when I tell you Your lips are sweet I'd like to kiss them But I can't break away from all these chains My baby's got me locked up in chains And they ain't the kind that you can see Woh, these chains of love got a hold on me, yeah Chains, chains of love Chains, chains of love, chains of love