Ask Me Why
The Beatles Lyrics


I love you, 'cause you tell me things I want to know
And it's true that it really only goes to show
That I know that I, I, I, I
Should never, never, never be blue

Now you're mine, my happiness still makes me cry
And in time, you'll understand the reason why
If I cry, it's not because I'm sad
But you're the only love that I've ever had
I can't believe it's happened to me
I can't conceive of any more misery

Ask me why, I'll say I love you
And I'm always thinking of you

I love you, 'cause you tell me things I want to know
And it's true that it really only goes to show
That I know that I, I, I, I
Should never, never, never be blue

Ask me why, I'll say I love you
And I'm always thinking of you

I can't believe it's happened to me
I can't conceive of any more misery

Ask me why, I'll say I love you
And I'm always thinking of you
You, you

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: John Winston Lennon, Paul James McCartney

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Paul McCartney

I love you, 'cause you tell me things I want to know
And it's true that it really only goes to show
That I know that I, I, I, I
Should never, never, never be blue

Now you're mine, my happiness still makes me cry
And in time, you'll understand the reason why
If I cry, it's not because I'm sad
But you're the only love that I've ever had

I can't believe it's happened to me
I can't conceive of any more misery

Ask me why, I'll say I love you
And I'm always thinking of you

I love you, 'cause you tell me things I want to know
And it's true that it really only goes to show
That I know that I, I, I, I
Should never, never, never be blue

Ask me why, I'll say I love you
And I'm always thinking of you

I can't believe it's happened to me
I can't conceive of any more misery

Ask me why, I'll say I love you
And I'm always thinking of you
You, you



Caleb Bunch

I love you, 'cause you tell me things I want to know.
And it's true that it really only goes to show,
That I know,
That I, I, I, I should never, never, never be blue.

Now you're mine, my happiness still makes me cry.
And in time, you'll understand the reason why,
If I cry,
It's not because I'm sad, but you're the only love that I've ever had.

I can't believe it's happened to me
I can't conceive of any more misery.

Ask me why, I'll say I love you,
And I'm always thinking of you.

I love you, 'cause you tell me things I want to know.
And it's true that it really only goes to show,
That I know,

That I, I, I, I should never, never, never be blue.

Ask me why, I'll say I love you,
And I'm always thinking of you.

I can't believe it's happened to me.
I can't conceive of any more misery.

Ask me why, I'll say I love you,
And I'm always thinking of you.

Songwriters: John Winston Lennon / Paul James Mccartney

Ask Me Why lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing



Iill Jill

I love you
'Cause you tell me things I want to know
And it's true
That it really only goes to show
That I know that I, I, I, I
Should never never never be blue

Now you're mine
My happiness dear makes me cry
And in time
You'll understand the reason why
If I cry it's not because I'm sad
But you're the only love that I've ever had

I can't believe
It's happened to me
I can't conceive of anymore misery
Ask me why, I'll say I love you
And I'm always thinking of you

I love you
'Cause you tell me things I want to know
And it's true
That it really only goes to show
That I know that I, I, I, I
Should never never never be blue

Ask me why, I'll say I love you
And I'm always thinking of you

I can't believe, it's happened to me
I can't conceive of anymore misery
Ask me why, I'll say I love you
And I'm always thinking of you, you, you



Topazthecat

The early Beatles lyrics were more simple but a lot of their early music was actually much more complex. Just one of many examples I always loved this very early John song written and recorded in 1962 Ask Me Why.

I have always loved this great beautiful song written by John,with such typical beautiful melodies and harmonies John and Paul usually wrote,and John's usual beautiful singing voice and The Beatles typical great musicianship.And this was amazingly recorded in 1962 on only two track tape with such limited,primitive recording technology but it of course still sounds great.Except I hate mono it's limited sounding and only makes their already limited recording technology.


Here university of Pennsylvania ( 1 of the top ivy league universities in the US) graduate musicologist Alan W.Pollack who did an 11 year extensive analysis of every one of the 200 Beatles songs,analyzes Ask Me Why and explains that it's structurally complex.


Here is Alan's analysis of Paul McCartney's 1963 very good song All My Loving and he describes it as having a lot of complex chords and other unusual musical things.Many people have pointed out on music and Beatles fan site forums that John Lennon played great,difficult fast rhythm guitar triplets,well it turns out John( and George and Paul on bass) was playing a whole bunch of complex chords this fast and great!


http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/DATABASES/AWP/aml.shtml


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This is just about the fussiest, most complicated form we've yet seen. You can sort of parse it as a mutant version of the two-bridge model, but what is most notable ... Here is Alan's whole Beatles song analysis series

http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/DATABASES/AWP/awp-notes_on.shtml


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In 1989 the American musicologist Alan W. Pollack started to analyze the songs of the Beatles. He published his first results on internet. In 1991 — after he had finished the work on 28 songs — he bravely decided to do the whole lot of them.




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In 1989 the American musicologist Alan W. Pollack started to analyze the songs of the Beatles. He published his first results on internet. In 1991 — after he had ...

Here is an interview with University of Pennsylvania graduate (1 op the top universities in the US) musicologist Alan Pollack who did an 11 year study of all 200 Beatles songs, here he says The Beatles specifically John and Paul wrote what he calls chord anomalies which are very clever complex unusual including in their early music, and he said about these chord anomalies in their early music that people tend to underrate the first half of their catalog in this respect.



http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/DATABASES/AWP/interview.shtml








Here is Alan's entire Beatles songs analysis



http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/DATABASES/AWP/awp-notes_on.shtml




Alan W. Pollack's Notes on ... Series - ICCE WWW Info ...



In 1989 the American musicologist Alan W. Pollack started to analyze the songs of the Beatles. He published his first results on internet. In 1991 — after he had finished the work on 28 songs — he bravely decided to do the whole lot of them.


www.icce.rug.nl



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DragonGirl DIYs

"My happiness it makes me cry"

His voice cracks so it sounds like he's crying at that line

John McDonnell

Also, he sings "You're the only love that I've ever had," with a break in his voice. His voice was much rougher than Paul's but it had so much more raw emotion in it.

ksfhhnfan

@oldies geek My guess is since it was their first record, they were lucky they got studio time at all. That and they also probably booked it in advance, not knowing Lennon would lose his voice.

oldies geek

@ksfhhnfan That seems so strange... I wonder why they didn't just wait until his throat healed before recording the album?

C. Syde65

@Edward Wilson True.

Edward Wilson

@CtG "Ask Me Why" was recorded a few months earlier, as the B side of the "Please Please Me single. It was released in January 1963.
The famous all day session at Abbey Road for the rest of the album took place in February of '63.

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James Picklehead

Most people think this is a simple pop song. It is actually pretty complex. Twelve different chords, complicated harmonies, jazz like rhythm in the middle. They were already geniuses in their early twenties.

indy_go_blue60

@Chiel Wouters Brian Epstein's death? Maturity? Loosening of bonds between them? I love many of the songs after SPLHCB, but you're right, they weren't the same.

Victor José Leon Quispe

That is true

Jan Abell

Couldn't agree with you more. Personally, I love the augmented chords!

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