The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Don’t Bother Me”

The Beatles Song of the Day is “Don’t Bother Me.” “Don’t Bother Me” is the fourth song on side 1 of The Beatles second album “With The Beatles.” It is the first song written by George Harrison. One day in 1963 George was sick in bed and started to think of the idea of seeing if he could write a song. The result is “Don’t Bother Me.” Not a bad first effort from George. John Lennon: rhythm guitar and tambourine/ Paul McCartney: bass guitar and coaves/ George Harrison: double tracked vocal and lead guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums and bongos. The song was recorded on September 11th and 12th at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

Rating of “Don’t Bother Me” on a scale of 1 to 5  **1/2

  • Length of song 2:29.
  • After “Don’t Bother Me” George Harrison wouldn’t have another of his songs on a Beatles album until “You Like Me Too Much” on The Beatles 5th album “Help.”
  • Bill Harry who was the founder of the Liverpool music paper “Merseybeat” around this time would constantly pester George whenever he saw him to find out if he had written any songs. George’s response was this song “Don’t Bother Me.”
  • George would later say in his book “I Me Mine”-“To write a song..even one like “Don’t Bother Me’ helps to get rid of some subconscious burden. Writing a song is like going to confession.”
  • “Don’t Bother Me’ does not make Rolling Stone Magazine’s The Beatles 10o Greatest Songs or Spignesi and Lewis’ “100 Best Beatles Songs” lists.

“Don’t Bother Me” {Harrison}

Since she’s been gone
I want no one
To talk to me
It’s not the same
But I’m to blame
It’s plain to see
So go away and leave me alone
Don’t bother me
I can’t believe
That she would leave
Me on my own
It’s just not right
Where every night I’m all alone
I’ve got no time for you right now
Don’t bother me
I know I’ll never be the same
If I don’t get her back again
Because I know she’ll always be
The only girl for me
But till she’s here
Please don’t come near just stay away I
‘ll let you know
When she’s come home
Until that the day
Don’t come around leave me alone
Don’t bother me
I’ve got no time for you right now
Don’t bother me
I know I’ll never be the same
If I don’t get her back again
Because I know she’ll always be
The only girl for me
But till she’s here
Please don’t come near
Just stay away
I’ll let you know
When she’s come home
Until that the day
Don’t come around leave me alone
Don’t bother me
Don’t bother me
Don’t bother me