It Won’t Be Long (Lennon/McCartney)

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It Won’t Be Long (Lennon/McCartney)

Written as a followup single to She Loves You, the song “never really made it”, according to John. The song deals with waiting for a young man’s love interest to be his, although many (including former girlfriend Thelma McGough) feel the song deals with the departure of John’s mother and father.


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

Release history

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