Tell Me If You Can

Written by Paul McCartneyTony SheridanUnreleased song

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Song facts

From Early Beatles Songs:

Although details are a little sketchy, it seems this song was written by Tony Sheridan and Paul McCartney together, in June 1961 (or December 1962, depending which version is believed). Initially only a vague claim, the passing of time has consolidated the story, which is now generally accepted.

Sheridan did not record the song until as late as 1997, and that version never appeared, reportedly due to a block by McCartney. (The recording has seeped out on bootlegs however.) It came to full public availability in 2005 with the CD/DVD, Chantal Meets Tony Sheridan, where it is given the compositional credit, “McCartney/Sheridan”.

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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Jim Fraser 1 year ago

Tony Sheridan has dome it live in concert

corchians 1 month ago

Is it possible to add the lyrics of this song? Thanks

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