Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (Lennon/McCartney)
Translating to English literally as “Come On, Give Me Your Hand,” Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand is a German-language version of I Want To Hold Your Hand and, along with Sie Liebt Dich is one of two non-english recorded songs released by the Beatles. The translation was performed by Luxembourger musician Camillo Felgen under the pseudonym of “Jean Nicolas.”
The vocals were recorded during the Beatles’ only recording session outisde of the UK, then overdubbed onto the original I Want To Hold Your Hand instrumental track. Hand claps were also overdubbed.
The stereo mixing error
An anomaly exists in the original stereo mix where a voice can be heard in the right channel, which sounds like the workd “coming.” This anomaly was removed in a remix prepared for Past Masters in 1987 which has been used for all reissues since with the exception of Something New from The Capitol Albums Vol. 1, which includes the anomaly. The remix without the anomaly was used in Something New as it appeared in The U.S. Albums.
- George Harrison – vocals, lead guitar, handclaps
- John Lennon – vocals, rhythm guitar, handclaps
- Paul McCartney – vocals, bass, handclaps
- Ringo Starr – drums, handclaps