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Some Other Guy

Album This song officially appears on the Live At The BBC Official live.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1994

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Some Other Guy” is a rhythm and blues song, written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Richard Barrett. It was first released by Barrett as a single in 1962, with a backing band featuring an electric piano, an unusual sound in pop music at the time.

The Beatles

The song was part of The Beatles’ live repertoire in 1962-63, and a recording was made on 19 June 1963 during a live BBC radio performance by the band at The Playhouse Theatre, London. This recording was first released for purchase by the public on the album Live at the BBC in 1994. The song has special significance in Beatles lore, as it is featured in the only known existing film with synchronized sound showing The Beatles performing live at the famous Cavern Club. The crude, grainy footage features John Lennon and Paul McCartney singing the song’s melody in unison on Wednesday 22 August 1962. This is also the first film of Ringo Starr as the Beatles drummer, Pete Best having been discharged the week before. At the end of the song you can hear someone in the audience screaming “We want Pete!

McCartney stated: “Some Other Guy” is a great song…It really got us started because that’s one of the earliest bits of film of The Beatles. It was the song we sang when Granada Television came to The Cavern. It was also a bit of a muso song…” The song as The Beatles play it is in the key of D, with a slow A-C-D intro and second interval I-♭VII-I on every tonic (and the equivalent for IV and V). The “muso song” reference is thought to relate to the fact that it is a rare early example of a rock and roll song being topped and tailed by a ♭VII-I cadence. […]

Last updated on September 25, 2014

Lyrics

Some other guy, now
Is taking my love away from me, oh now
Some other guy, now
Is taking away my sweet desire, oh now
Some other guy, now
Just threw water, hold my hand, oh now
I'm the lonely one, as lonely as I can feel, all right

Some other guy
Is tippin' up behind me like a yellow dog, oh now
Some other guy, now
Has taken my love just like I'm gone, oh now
Some other guy, now
Has taken my love away from me, oh now
I'm the lonely one, as lonely as I can feel, all right

Oh oh oh oh

Some other guy
Is making me very, very mad, oh now
Some other guy, now
Is breaking my padlock off my pad, oh now
Some other guy, now
Took the first girl I've ever had, oh now
I'm the lonely one, as lonely as I can feel, all right now

Oh oh oh oh
I'm talking to you, right now

Officially appears on


Live At The BBC

Official live • Released in 1994

2:01 • Radio showL1 • ‘Some Other Guy’ was first recorded in 1962 by Richie Barrett. Not much of a hit anywhere, but a Liverpool anthem as almost every Mersey group tackled it.

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

Concert From "Easy Beat" in London, United Kingdom on Jun 23, 1963


Bootleg Recordings 1963

Official album • Released in 2013

2:02 • LiveL2

Concert From "Saturday Club" in London, United Kingdom on Jan 26, 1963

Bootlegs


Complete Acetate Collection 1961-1970

Unofficial album

2:18 • Studio version


The BBC Archives Volume 1

Unofficial live

2:06 • Radio show


The BBC Archives Volume 3

Unofficial album

2:02 • Radio show


The Beatles At The Beeb - Volume 1

Unofficial live • Released in 2003

2:04 • Live

Concert From "Saturday Club" in London, United Kingdom on Jan 26, 1963


The Beatles At The Beeb - Volume 3

Unofficial live • Released in 2003

2:03 • Live

Concert From "Easy Beat" in London, United Kingdom on Jun 23, 1963


Live performances

“Some Other Guy” has been played in 27 concerts and 1 soundchecks.

Latest concerts where “Some Other Guy” has been played


Easy Beat

Jun 23, 1963 • Part of BBC Sessions







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