Beatles – It Won’t Be Long

My first favorite Beatle song. The first Beatle album I was exposed to was the American album “Meet the Beatles” and I loved it. This song jumped out at me. Loved Johns voice, melody and the guitar riff. I also like the call and answer of the “yeah”. John had the chorus written and sat down with Paul in 1963 to finish it off. With the intention of writing a follow up single to the yet unreleased “She Loves You,” they put together verses and bridges in an unusual configuration with the already written chorus.

The song is a rocker and catchy but never released as a single.

It Won’t Be Long

It won’t be long yeh, yeh, yeh
It won’t be long yeh, yeh, yeh
It won’t be long yeh, till I belong to youEvery night when everybody has fun
Here am I sitting all on my ownIt won’t be long yeh, yeh, yeh
It won’t be long yeh, yeh, yeh
It won’t be long yeh, till I belong to youSince you left me, I’m so alone
Now you’re coming, you’re coming on home
I’ll be good like I know I should
You’re coming home, you’re coming home

Every night the tears come down from my eyes
Every day I’ve done nothing but cry

It won’t be long yeh, yeh, yeh
It won’t be long yeh, yeh, yeh
It won’t be long yeh, till I belong to you

Since you left me, I’m so alone
Now you’re coming, you’re coming on home
I’ll be good like I know I should
You’re coming home, you’re coming home

So every day we’ll be happy I know
Now I know that you won’t leave me no more

It won’t be long yeh, yeh, yeh
It won’t be long yeh, yeh
It won’t be long yeh, till I belong to you, woo

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

23 thoughts on “Beatles – It Won’t Be Long”

      1. Isn’t it brilliant! I’m playing it right now. Everytime I hear tommy…I always end up on ebay trying to pick up a decent SG with p90s…for me that’s that sound of the album! Amazing. I remember Pete townsend didn’t like the sound of the guitars. Some of them went straight into the desk I think

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      2. It is brilliant. Now you may beat me up over this but isn’t the album tinny to you? Compare it to Who’s Next… It doesn’t have the depth or sonic quality of other albums around that time. That doesn’t mean I don’t like it but the production to me was a little thin.

        Oh yes…I’ve never had an SG…always wanted one…with p90s you could rule the world.

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      3. Moon was heard complaining his drums sounded like bisquit tins…it worked though…still considered one of the great albums.
        I like Christmas, Sally Simpson and many of the others.

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  1. This song would have been a career achievement for many groups- with The Beatles- just another great song. I don’t see why it couldn’t have been a hit single had they chosen it to be. Just no room for releasing it as a single.

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    1. Thank you! I’m on yours now. It’s the song that got me hooked into a lifetime of reading about and listening to them.
      I’ve played in bands since the 80s…unfortunately I’ve never tried this one. Thanks for commenting.

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