The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Slow Down”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Slow Down.” “Slow Down” appears on the EP “Long Tall Sally.” The song was a cover of a song by Larry Williams which he also wrote. John Lennon: double-tracked vocal and lead guitar/ Paul McCartney: bass guitar/ George Harrison: rhythm guitar/ Ringo Starr: drum/ George Martin: piano. The song was recorded on June 1st and 4th, 1964 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin. John Lennon was a big fan of Larry Williams who was overshadowed by the likes of Little Richard in the 1950’s. The song was part of The Beatles live act from 1960 to 62. This cover was one of the least successful covers that The Beatles would do.

Rating “Slow Down” from 1 to 5 stars **

  • “Slow Down” was released as a single in the United States in August 1964 and reached #25 on the charts. The original by Larry Williams was not a Top 40 hit.
  • The song does not make Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Beatles Songs or Spignesi and Lewis’ “100 Best Beatles Songs” lists because it is a cover song and they didn’t rank cover songs.
  • length of song 2:54

“Slow Down” {Larry Williams}

Well, come on pretty baby, won’t you walk with me?
Come on, pretty baby, won’t you talk with me?
Come on pretty baby, give me one more chance Try to save our romance!
Slow down, baby, now you’re movin’ way too fast
You gotta gimme little lovin’, gimme little lovin’ Ow! If you want our love to last
Well, I used to walk you home, baby, after school
Carry your books home, too
But now you got a boyfriend down the street
Baby what you’re tryin’ to do?
You better slow down!
Baby, now you’re movin’ way too fast
You gotta gimme little lovin’, gimme little lovin’ Bbbbb!
If you want our love to last
Well you know that I love you, tell the world I do
Come on, pretty baby, why can’t you be true?
I need your baby, oh so bad The best little woman I ever had
Slow down, baby, now you’re movin’ way too fast
You gotta gimme little lovin’, gimme little lovin’
Ow! If you want our love to last
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