Thursday, January 15, 2009

From Me to You

Lennon and McCartney share equal authorship for this song written on a bus traveling from York to Shrewsbury while the group was on tour. Recorded on March 5, 1963 at Abbey Road, "From Me to You" was the A-side of the Beatles' third single in the UK, where it was released on April 11, 1963 and reached number one after two weeks. In the U.S. the song was released by Vee-Jay records on May 27, 1963 but did not break into the American Top 40.

McCartney thought the song unique because of the middle eight bars that deviate into a minor chord. Lennon believed the song to be on the "bluesy" side, although he thought the song lost that flavor after George Martin arranged it for harmonica.

Lennon is credited with harmonica, rhythm guitar, and lead vocal; McCartney plays bass and shares lead vocal; Harrison plays lead guitar and contributes harmony vocal; Ringo plays drums.

The song appears on the CD PAST MASTERS: VOLUME I.

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