You Won’t See Me (Lennon/McCartney)

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You Won’t See Me (Lennon/McCartney)


“This was written around two little notes, a very slim phrase, a two-note progression that I had very high on the first two strings of the guitar: the E and the B strings. I had it high up on the high E position, and I just let the note on the B string descend a semitone at a time, and kept the top note the same, and against that I was playing a descending chromatic scale. Then I wrote the tune for You Won’t See Me against it. To me it was very Motown-flavoured. It’s got a James Jamerson feel. He was the Motown bass player, he was fabulous, the guy who did all those great melodic bass lines. It was him, me and Brian Wilson who were doing melodic bass lines at that time, all from completely different angles, LA, Detroit and London, all picking up on what each other did.” – Paul McCartney


  • Paul McCartney – double-tracked lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
  • John Lennon – backing vocal, tambourine
  • George Harrison – backing vocal, lead guitar
  • Ringo Starr – drums, hi-hat
  • Mal Evans – Hammond organ

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