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Lend Me Your Comb

Written by Kay TwomeyFred WiseBen Weisman

Album This song officially appears on the Anthology 1 Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1995
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

Other unreleased songs from "Choba B CCCP" sessions

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Lend Me Your Comb” was a song written by Kay Twomey, Fred Wise and Ben Weisman and published by Alamo Music, ASCAP. It was originally the B-Side of Carl Perkins‘ “Glad All Over” single, released December 1957 on Sun Records as Sun 287 by “The Rockin’ Guitar Man“.

Lend Me Your Comb” was Carl Perkins’ last single on Sun Records. The vocals were by Carl Perkins and Jay Perkins. Today it is best known for a cover by The Beatles, recorded 2 July 1963 at the BBC Maida Vale Studios in London. The Beatles cover has helped the song gain some notability. Musically, it is best known as a Rock’n’Roll song, and is usually performed as such. The Beatles version was released on their Anthology 1 album in 1995 and again in 2013 on their On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 collection. Paul McCartney has also performed the song with Carl Perkins in a filmed performance on the 1993 “Old Friends” video. John Lennon recorded the song in a home recording for the 1971 film short Clock. […]

It also appeared on the Beatles’ Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962 album. […]

From Anthology 1 liner notes:

The success of Please Please Me and From Me To You gave the Beatles such a rapid ascendancy that, just eleven months after singing with Parlophone, they were offered their own weekly radio series by the BBC – and this at a time when pop music was severely rationed on the nation’s airwaves. Pop Goes The Beatles was transmitted in 15 half-hour editions, from 4 June to 24 September 1963, each one featuring music recorded by the group exclusively in the Corporation’s studios. Throughout the series, as with their other early BBC broadcasts, the Beatles made a conscious effort to perform the songs that had been the backbone of their former stage act, the period when they performed other people’s music more than their own. In the fifth edition of Pop Goes The Beatles the Beatles performed six songs, four of which – That’s All Right Mama, Carol, Soldier Of Love and Clarabella – were included on the multi-platinum 1994 album Live At The BBC. A fifth number, the only extant recording of the group performing Lend Me Your Comb, is released here for the first time. Although not written by Carl Perkins, his influential version was issued in December 1956 on the flip-side of single Glad All Over – another song recorded by the Beatles and issued on Live At The BBC.

In 1987, Paul McCartney recorded “Lend Me Your Comb” as part of the sessions for his Choba B CCCP album ; this performance remains unreleased. However, a fragment appears on a medley of several songs from the “Choba B CCCP” sessions, which leaked online in April 2010, presumably from cassettes from the legacy of former Wings roadie Trevor Jones, auctioned off by Christie’s in 1998.

Last updated on September 9, 2016

Lyrics

Lend me your comb
It's time to go home
I've got to confess
My hair is a mess

Your mammie will scold
Your pappie will shout
Unless we come in
The way we went out

Kissing you was fun, honey
But thanks for the date
I have come to run, honey
But you know, baby, it's a-getting late

Just wait till I
Straighten up my tie
Lend me your comb
We got to go home

Kissing you was fun, honey
But thanks for the date
Well I must come to run, honey
But sugar bugger, it's a-getting late

Just wait till I
Straighten up my tie
Lend me your comb
We got to go home

Officially appears on


Anthology 1

Official album • Released in 1995

1:50 • Radio showL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
Terry Henebery:
Producer

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Jul 16, 1963


On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2

Official live • Released in 2013

1:47 • Radio showL1 • "Lend Me Your Comb" was on the fourth Carl Perkins single released in the UK in April 1958. It was a staple of The Beatles’ act for several years before they made their BBC recording. John and Paul replicate the harmony singing of Carl and his brother Jay heard on the original. This track was first released in 1995 on The Beatles’ Anthology 1.

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
Terry Henebery:
Producer

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Jul 16, 1963

Bootlegs


ZU LAUT!

Unofficial live

1:53 • Live


Old Friends From Montserrat

Unofficial album

1:00 • Studio version


Star Club - Hamburg, Germany - December 1962

Unofficial live

2:25 • Live


The BBC Archives Volume 4

Unofficial album

1:48 • Radio show


The Beatles At The Beeb - Volume 4

Unofficial live • Released in 2003

1:56 • Live

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Jul 16, 1963


Live performances

“Lend Me Your Comb” has been played in 1 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Lend Me Your Comb” has been played


Pop Go The Beatles

Jul 16, 1963 • Part of BBC Sessions


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