Beatles Singles lyrics - I'm Down

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    Find out how the lyrics to I'm Down by the Beatles came to be written.

    As with She's A women Paul was inspired by Little Richard for the Beatles I'm Down song. As with that song the Beatles wanted to write a song that could be used in concerts to get the crowd fired up and begging for more; they used to close their act with I'm Down.

    The Beatles had met Little Richard whilst on tour in 1962 and shared the stage at the Star club in Hamburg; both the Beatles and Little Richard left a lasting impression on each other. Paul loved the music of Little Richard, Long tall Sally especially. And the Beatles went on to record Long Tall Sally on the Beatles E.P. of the same name.

    I'm down was loved by the crowds and was released in the UK as the B side to Help!

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