(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care

Written by Jerry LeiberMike Stoller

Album This song officially appears on the The Beatles (2018) Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2018
Timeline This song has been recorded in 1968

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Song facts

(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care” is a song written by Leiber and Stoller, recorded by Elvis Presley in the 1957 film “Jailhouse Rock“. In 1958, it was also recorded by Buddy Holly.

From The Beatles Bible:

The Beatles recorded ‘Helter Skelter’ for the White Album on 9 September 1968. They recorded 18 takes, numbered 4-21. Prior to the first take, they warmed up with a version of Leiber and Stoller’s ‘(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care’. […] The Beatles performed ‘(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care’ again on day four of the Get Back/Let It Be sessions, on 7 January 1969. That time it was begun and quickly abandoned by John Lennon, but picked up immediately after by George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

Lyrics

Well you don’t know any dance steps that are new
And no one else could love ya like you do, do, do, do, do

You don’t like crazy music
You don’t like rocking bands
You just wanna go to a movie show
And sit there holding hands
You’re so square
Baby I don’t care

Baby, I don’t care
Yeah I don’t care
Hey I don’t care, yeah

Officially appears on


The Beatles (2018)

Official album • Released in 2018

0:42 • Outtake • Studio jam

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Bass guitar
George Harrison :
Electric guitar
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Chris Thomas :
Producer
Ken Scott :
Engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 09, 1968
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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