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To Know Her Is to Love Her

Written by Phil Spector

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

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

To Know Him Is to Love Him” is a song written by Phil Spector, inspired by words on his father’s tombstone, “To Know Him Was To Love Him.” It was first recorded by the only vocal group of which he was a member, the Teddy Bears. Their recording spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1958, while reaching No. 2 on UK’s New Musical Express chart. Peter & Gordon and Bobby Vinton later had hits with the song, with its title and lyrics changed to “To Know You Is to Love You“. In 1987, the song was resurrected by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, whose Trio recording topped the U.S. country singles charts. The song is in 12/8 time. […]

The Beatles version

The Beatles recorded two versions, both retitled “To Know Her Is to Love Her“. One version was on their January 1962 audition tapes with Decca, not released during the band’s existence. The second version was recorded on 16 July 1963 for the Pop Go The Beatles radio show and was not officially released until 1994, on their Live at the BBC compilation album. John Lennon recorded his own version of the song in 1973 (“To Know Her Is to Love Her“), but it would not see release until the 1986 posthumous compilation Menlove Ave. […]

Last updated on November 30, 2016

Lyrics

To know, know, know her
Is to love, love, love her
Just to see her smile
Makes my life worthwhile
Yes just to know, know, know her
Is to love, love, love her
And I do
And I do, and I
And I do, and I
And I do, and I
Da da da da da da

I'll be good to her
I'll make love to her
Everyone says there'll come a day
When I'll walk alongside of her
Yes just to know, know, know her
Is to love, love, love her
And I do
And I do, and I
And I do, and I
And I do, and I
And I do, and I

Why can't she see?
How blind can she be?
Someday she'll see
That she were meant just for me, oh-oh

To know, know, know her
Is to love, love, love her
Just to see her smile
Makes my life worthwhile
Yes just to know, know, know her
Is to love, love, love her
And I do
And I do, and I
And I do, and I
And I do, and I
And I do, and I

Why can't she see?
How blind can she be?
Someday she'll see
That she was meant just for me, oh-oh yeah

To know, know, know her
Is to love, love, love her
Just to see her smile
Makes my life worthwhile
Yes just to know, know, know her
Is to love, love, love her
And I do
And I do, and I
And I do, and I
And I do

Officially appears on


Live At The BBC

Official live • Released in 1994

2:49 • Radio showL1 • The Teddy Bears’ American number one was the first success for Phil Spector in 1958.

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

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Aug 06, 1963

Bootlegs


Star Club - Hamburg, Germany - December 1962

Unofficial live

3:41 • Live


The BBC Archives Volume 5

Unofficial album

2:56 • Radio show


I Hope We Passed The Audition

Unofficial live

2:38 • Studio version


ZU LAUT!

Unofficial live

3:06 • Live


The Beatles At The Beeb - Volume 5

Unofficial live • Released in 2003

3:01 • Live

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Aug 06, 1963


Live performances

“To Know Her Is to Love Her” has been played in 2 concerts.

Latest concerts where “To Know Her Is to Love Her” has been played


Pop Go The Beatles

Aug 06, 1963 • Part of BBC Sessions


Manchester • Oasis Club

Feb 02, 1962 • United Kingdom • Manchester • Oasis Club


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