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"Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" is a German language version of The Beatles song I Want to Hold Your Hand. This version of the song consists of the original instrumental track taken from the four-track tape with new overdubbed vocals and handclaps. "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" translates to "Come on, Give Me Your Hand". The actual translation of "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" is "Ich möchte Deine Hand halten".

In the studio[]

Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand was the first song to be recorded on the 29 January 1964 session. The original four-track tape of I Want To Hold Your Hand, from 17 October 1963, had been mixed down to two tracks, and onto this they re-recorded their vocals in German.

The Beatles recorded 11 takes; the best were five and seven, and were later edited together with overdubbed handclaps. They then turned their attentions to Sie Liebt Dich and a new song, Can't Buy Me Love.


John Lennon - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar (1958 Rickenbacker 325), Handclaps

Paul McCartney - Vocals, Bass Guitar (1963 Hofner 500/1), Handclaps

George Harrison - Lead Guitar (1962 Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman), Handclaps

Ringo Starr - Drums, Handclaps

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