"I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER"
UNITED STATES: Released as a single July 13, 1964. It did not crack the Top 40, but its A side, "A Hard Day's Night," hit No. 1. The Long and Winding Road: An Intimate Guide to the Beatles
AUTHORSHIP Lennon (1.00)
February 25 and remade February 26, 1964, at Abbey Road
LENNON: acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocal (double-tracked)
HARRISON: lead guitar (Rickenbacker 360/12 [12-string])
guitar from Guitar (November 1987)
This song was performed in the film A Hard Day's Night in the train compartment scene. It was actually filmed in a van, with crew members rocking the vehicle to fake the action of a train in motion.
A George Martin orchestrated instrumental version of this song appeared on the U.S. soundtrack LP.