The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Tell Me Why”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Tell Me Why.” “Tell Me Why” appears on The Beatles third album “A Hard Day’s Night” and also appears in the movie of the same name. “Tell Me Why” was written by John Lennon. John wrote it to provide and upbeat song for the concert scene in the movie. He viewed it as a knock off song- a girl group type song. John Lennon: vocal and rhythm guitar/ Paul McCartney: harmony vocal and bass guitar/ George Harrison: harmony vocal and lead guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums. The song was recorded on February 27th, 1964 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

Rating “Tell Me Why” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars ***

  • “Tell Me Why” does not make Rolling Stone Magazine’s “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs” list or Spignesi and Lewis’s “100 Best Beatles Songs” list.
  • Length of song 2:10.
  • “Tell Me Why” was released as a b-side to the “If I Fell” single in the United Kingdom.
  • The Beach Boys covered “Tell Me Why” in 1965 on their “The Beach Boys Party!” album.

Tell Me Why” {Lennon-McCartney}

Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me
Well I gave you everything I had
But you left me sitting on my own
Did you have to treat me oh so bad
All I do is hang my head and moan
Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me
If there’s something I have said or done
Tell me what and I’ll apologise
If you don’t really can’t go on
Holding back these tears in my eyes
Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me
Well I beg you on my bended knees If you’ll only listen to my pleas
Is there anything I can do
Cos I really can’t stand it, I’m so in love with you
Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me
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