This Boy

Release date: 29 November 1963

That boy took my love away,
He'll regret it someday
But this boy wants you back again.

That boy isn't good for you,
Though he may want you too,
This boy wants you back again.

Oh, and this boy could be happy,
Just to love you, but oh my
That boy won't be happy,
Till he's seen you cry

This boy wouldn't mind the pain,
Would always feel the same,
If this boy gets you back again.
This boy. This boy. This boy.

"This Boy"
Single by The Beatles
A-side "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
Released 29 November 1963
Recorded 17 October 1963
Genre Beat
Length 2:13
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Lennon-McCartney
Producer George Martin
The Beatles singles chronology
"She Loves You"
"I Want to Hold Your Hand"
"Can't Buy Me Love"

"This Boy" is a song by English rock band the Beatles released in November 1963 as the B-side of the British Parlophone single "I Want to Hold Your Hand". The Beatles performed it live on 16 February 1964 for their second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. It also appears as the third track on side one of the American release, Meet the Beatles!. "This Boy" was remastered for compact disc by George Martin and released in 1988 on the Past Masters, Volume One compilation. On 9 September 2009 it was re-released on the two CD set Past Masters, as part of the remastering of the original Beatles' catalogue, and was included in The Beatles Stereo Box Set and in The Beatles in Mono box set.

©1963 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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