If You’ve Got Trouble (Lennon/McCartney)

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If You’ve Got Trouble (Lennon/McCartney)

If You’ve Got Trouble was recorded during sessions for the Help! LP. A mono mix was created but has never been issued, and a stereo mix was created for Anthology 2.


“I recorded a song for the Help! album that was never released – ‘If You’ve Got Trouble’. George Martin found it in the vaults of EMI studios.” – Ringo Starr, from Anthology

“We’ve just come across that, and it’s the most weird song. I’ve no recollection of ever recording it. It’s got stupid words and is the naffest song. No wonder it didn’t make it onto anything.” – George Harrison, from Anthology

Recording dates

  • February 18, 1965


  • Ringo Starr – lead vocal, drums
  • John Lennon – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Paul McCartney – bass, guitar, vocals
  • George Harrison – guitar

Release history

1 Response

  1. I have to agree with George. The lyrics are absolutely banal. I’m surprised he didn’t veto this for inclusion on Anthology.

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