"I'll Get You" is a original song by The Beatles. It has been released in various forms of media.
"I'll Get You" was written by Lennon-McCartney. Typical of the Beatles vocal style of that period John and Paul sing in unison for the majority of the track, allowing the few occasions when they do harmonise to stand out. But unlike most Beatles songs of the time there is no lead guitar break; the lead guitar being virtually reduced to a second rhythm guitar. The most prominent instruments in the track are McCartney's "plumply rounded bass", and Lennon's harmonica, which was overdubbed in a rush as session time ran out. The song's opening line "Imagine I'm in love with you" was innovative, drawing the listener immediately into the story. McCartney would cite this as an early example of Lewis Carroll's influence on Lennon's lyrics; a ploy explored again in later compositions such as "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "Strawberry Fields Forever" and Lennon's solo "Imagine". No original master tapes of "I'll Get You" are known to exist. Standard procedure at Abbey Road Studios at the time was to erase the original two-track session tape for singles once they had been "mixed down" to the (usually mono) master tape used to press records. This was the fate of two Beatles singles (four songs): "Love Me Do", "P.S. I Love You", "She Loves You", and "I'll Get You".
- Single - B-side, b/w "She Loves You"; 23 August 1963
- The Beatles' Second Album - 10 April 1964
- Past Masters - 7 March 1988
- Anthology 1 - live at London Palladium; 20 November 1995
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