UNITED STATES: Also released as a single, July 20, 1964. Entered the Top 40 August 15 and rose to No. 25 before dropping out of the Top 40 five weeks after entering. The Long and Winding Road: An Intimate Guide to the Beatles with Billboard
AUTHORSHIP Lennon (1.00)
Lennon later said the line "A chip on my shoulder that's bigger than my feet" was an accurate indication of his feelings at the time.
June 1, 1964, at Abbey Road, in two sections later edited together
LENNON: acoustic guitar, tambourine, lead vocal (double-tracked)
HARRISON: lead guitar
There is an extra verse in the U.S. version on the A Hard Day's Night LP.
COMMENTS BY BEATLES
LENNON: "I wrote that for A Hard Day's Night, but Dick Lester didn't even want it. He resurrected 'Can't Buy Me Love' for that sequence instead. I like the middle-eight to that song, though." September 1980, All We Are Saying: The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono
LENNON: "We were going to do this in A Hard Day's Night but the director Dick Lester didn't like it, so we put it on the flip side of the album. I like it." Beatles in Their Own Words
LENNON: "We were going to do this in the A Hard Day's Night film, but the director Dick Lester didn't like it, so we put it on the flip side of the album. I like the middle eight of that song." The Beatles Off the Record: Outrageous Opinions & Unrehearsed Interviews