The Beatles Song Of The Day: “I Call Your Name”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “I Call Your Name.” “I Call Your Name” was released on the “Long Tall Sally” EP in the United Kingdom and on The Beatles Second Album in the United States.”I Call Your Name” was written by John Lennon. John Lennon: vocal and rhythm guitar/ Paul McCartney: bass guitar/ George Harrison: lead guitar/ Ringo Starr:drums and cowbell. The song was recorded on March 1st, 1964 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin. “I Call Your Name” is one of the first songs John ever wrote, it was prior to the formation of The Beatles. John gave it to Billy J. Kramer and The Dakota’s and it was the b-side of their single “Bad To Me” which was another Lennon-McCartney song. John wasn’t happy with the Billy J. Kramer version and the fact it was a b-side so The Beatles recorded it.

rating “I Call Your Name” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars **1/2

  • “I Call Your Name” was rejected for the movie “A Hard Day’s Night” by director Richard Lester.
  • The instrumental bridge in the song is The Beatles first attempt at ska.
  • The song does not make Rolling Stone Magazine’s The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs or Spignesi and Lewis’s “100 Best Beatles Songs” list.
  • length of song 2:09.
  • The song today can be found on The Beatles Past Masters Volume I.

“I Call Your Name” {Lennon-McCartney}

I call your name but you’re not there
Was I to blame for being unfair
Oh I can’t sleep at night
Since you’ve been gone
I never weep at night
I can’t go on
Don’t you know I can’t take it
I don’t know who can I’m not goin’ to mayayake it
I’m not that kind of man
Oh I can’t sleep at night
But just the same I never weep at night
I call your name Aww
Don’t you know I can’t take it
I don’t know who can I’m not goin’ to mayayake it
I’m not that kind of man
Oh I can’t sleep at night
But just the same I never weep at night
I call your name
I call your name
I call your name
I call your name
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