In 1963, "I'll Get You" was released as a single on two seperate occasions, both of which on the Swan Records label in the US, the only two singles The Beatles ever released through them (they were released on the Parlophone label in the UK). It was first released on the B-side of "She Loves You", and then (only in the US), on the B-side of "Sie Liebt Dich", a German language version of "She Loves You".
On April 10, 1964, it was also released in the US on The Beatles' Second Album. A live version (recorded at the London Palladium on October 13, 1963) is on Anthology. The Rarities volume of The Beatles Collection features this song, as well as Volume 1 of Past Masters.
John and Paul wrote this song together at John's house. It was written as a follow-up to "From Me to You."
- Paul McCartney — bass (1961 Hofner 500/1), lead and harmony vocal, handclaps
- John Lennon — rhythm guitar (1962 Gibson J-160E), harmonica, lead and harmony vocal
- George Harrison — lead guitar (1962 Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman), harmony vocal (during middle eight), handclaps
- Ringo Starr — drums
- The Studio version plays in D whereas the live version plays in E.
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