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Song facts: Come and Get It

Paul McCartney produced Come and Get It for the Apple group Badfinger on August 2nd 1969. McCartney wrote and recorded the song while the Beatles were still working on Abbey Road, but none of the other Beatles made any contributions.

On July 24th 1969, after arriving early at Abbey Road Studios before a Beatles' recording session, McCartney recorded the demo on which he played all the instruments. Paul gave the song to Badfinger on the condition that they record it just like he played it for them in his demo; which was later released on Anthology 3 in 1996.

Beatles version

  • Paul McCartney — double-tracked lead vocals, piano, maracas, tambourine, drums, bass, handclapping

Badfinger version

Chart success

Badfinger enjoyed success with the song as a single, reaching number four on the UK singles chart and number seven in the US.

Anthology 3. 

Anthology 3.