Published on 1962 – 1965
Track 7 on “Past Masters Volume 1”
What the Beatles said about “This Boy”
JOHN 1980: "Just my attempt at writing one of those three-part harmony Smokey Robinson songs. Nothing in the lyrics… just a sound and a harmony. There was a period when I thought I didn’t write melodies… that Paul wrote those and I just wrote straight, shouting rock ‘n roll. But of course, when I think of some of my own songs– ‘In My Life,’ or some of the early stuff– ‘This Boy,’ I was writing melody with the best of them."
PAUL 1988: "Fabulous. And we just loved singing that three-part too. We’d learned that from: (sings) ‘To know know know her is to love love love her…’ We learned that in my dad’s house in Liverpool."