Like Dreamers Do (Lennon/McCartney)

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Like Dreamers Do (Lennon/McCartney)

One of the earliest recorded Lennon/McCartney compositions, Like Dreamers Do was performed during the Beatles’ 1962 Decca audition, a recording of which was later issued on Anthology 1.

Quotes

“‘Like Dreamers Do’ was one of the very first songs I wrote and tried out at the Cavern. We did a weak arrangement but certain of the kids liked it because it was unique, none of the other groups did it. It was actually a bit of a joke to try your own songs. For you to write it yourself was a bit plonky, and the songs obviously weren’t that great, but I felt we really had to break through that barrier because if we never tried our own songs we’d just never have the confidence to continue writing.” – Paul McCartney, from Many Years From Now

“That’s Paul. That was another one that he’d written as a teenager and sort of resurrected and polished up for later on. That’s on the audition tape that we sent Decca which is around as a bootleg. I sing To Know Her Is To Love Her and Hello Little Girl and Paul sings Like Dreamers Do. I believe they’re all on that.” – John Lennon, from All We Are Saying

Personnel

  • Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass
  • John Lennon – rhythm guitar
  • George Harrison – lead guitar
  • Pete Best – drums

Release history