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Songs The Beatles wrote but gave away
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John and Paul completed the song at a Rolling Stones rehearsal on 10 September 1963, @Dark Overlord, for the Stones. The following day, needing a song for Ringo for the album, they decided it would do the job. Recording just one take on the 11th, they would be working on the song, on and off, until 23 October.

The Rolling Stones went into the studio and recorded their version on 7 October, releasing it on 1 November, ahead of the 22 November release of With The Beatles .

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meanmistermustard said
Here is a bootleg with some of the songs.

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That’s a nice track list. I understand why they included Ringo’s ‘I’m The Greatest’, considering it was written and given away by John. But the inclusion of ‘Badge’, while I love the song, is a bit of a stretch. George’s co-writing (at best) the song with Eric Clapton hardly qualifies as a “give away” especially since it was recorded by a band of which EC was a member. Of course, the name of the song is largely attributed to our George.

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“Badge” was originally an untitled track. During the production transfer for the album Goodbye, the original music sheet was used to produce the liner notes and track listing. The only discernible word on the page was “bridge” (indicating the song’s bridge section). Due to Harrison’s handwriting, however, Clapton misread it as “badge” — and the song was titled soon thereafter.

Harrison remembered the story differently: “I helped Eric write “Badge” you know. Each of them had to come up with a song for that Goodbye Cream album and Eric didn’t have his written. We were working across from each other and I was writing the lyrics down and we came to the middle part so I wrote ‘Bridge.’ Eric read it upside down and cracked up laughing– ‘What’s BADGE?’ he said. After that, Ringo [Starr] walked in drunk and gave us that line about the swans living in the park.”

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I saw an article in Slate about this, but they didn’t list all the songs John, Paul and George wrote and gave away to other artists.

Is there a complete list out there of all these songs? (And by “complete” I don’t mean “incomplete”…a-hard-days-night-paul-10)

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What about songs that Ringo gave away?  

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I wouldn’t say this is complete, @Pineapple Records, but I think I’ve done a pretty good job…

Ain’t That Cute [Troy/Harrison] » Doris Troy
Attention [McCartney] » Ringo Starr
Badge [Clapton/Harrison] » Cream
Bad to My [Lennon/McCartney] » Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas
Band of Steel [Starkey] » Guthrie Thomas with Ringo Starr
Cat Call [McCartney] » The Chris Barber Band
Come And Get It [McCartney] » Badfinger
Cookin’ (In the Kitchen of Love) [Lennon] » Ringo Starr
Dance the Do [McGear/McCartney] » Mike McGear
Don’t Break the Promises [Stewart/McCartney/Gouldman] » 10cc
Fame [Alomar/Bowie/Lennon] » David Bowie
4th of July [McCartney] » John Christie
From a Window [Lennon/McCartney] » Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas
Giddy [McCartney] » Roger Daltrey
Give Me Back My Dynamite [Troy/Harrison/Starkey/Stills] » Doris Troy
God Save Oz [Lennon/Ono] » Bill Elliot & The Elastic Oz Band
Gonna Get My Baby Back [Troy/Harrison/Starkey/Stills] » Doris Troy
Goodbye [Lennon/McCartney] » Mary Hopkin
Hello Little Girl [Lennon/McCartney] » The Fourmost
The Hold Up [Bromberg/Harrison] » David Bromberg
Honorary Consul [McCartney] » John Williams
How Long Can Disco On [Nilsson/Starkey] » Harry Nilsson
I Don’t Want to See You Again [Lennon/McCartney] » Peter & Gordon
I’ll Be on My Way [Lennon/McCartney] » Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas
I’ll Keep You Satisfied [Lennon/McCartney] » Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas
I’ll Still Love You [Harrison] » Ringo Starr
I’m in Love [Lennon/McCartney] » The Fourmost
I’m the Greatest [Lennon] » Ringo Starr
(It’s All Down to) Goodnight Vienna [Lennon] » Ringo Starr
It’s for You [Lennon/McCartney] » Cilla Black
Leave It [Paul & Linda McCartney] » Mike McGear
Let’s Love [McCartney] » Peggy Lee
Like Dreamers Do [Lennon/McCartney] » The Applejacks
Love in the Open Air [McCartney] » The George Martin Orchestra
Love of the Loved [Lennon/McCartney] » Cilla Black
Mine for Me [McCartney] » Rod Stewart
Move Over Ms. L [Lennon] » Keith Moon
Mucho Mungo [Lennon] » Harry Nilsson
New Moon Over Jamaica [John R. Cash/McCartney/Tom T. Hall] » Johnny Cash with Paul McCartney
Nobody I Know [Lennon/McCartney] » Peter & Gordon
On the Wings of a Nightingale [McCartney] » The Everly Brothers
One and One Is Two [Lennon/McCartney] » The Strangers with Mike Shannon
Pads, Paws and Claws [Costello/McCartney] » Elvis Costello
Penina [McCartney] » Carlos Mendes
Playboy to a Man [McCartney/McManus] » Elvis Costello
Private Property [McCartney] » Ringo Starr
Pure Gold [McCartney] » Ringo Starr
Rock and Roll People [Lennon] » Johnny Winter
Rock and Roller [Lawrie/Starkey] » Billy Lawrie
Run So Far [Harrison] » Eric Clapton
Send Me the Heart [Laine/McCartney] » Denny Laine
Shallow Grave [MacManus/McCartney] » Elvis Costello
Sing One for the Lord [Preston/Harrison] » Billy Preston
Six O’Clock [McCartney] » Ringo Starr
So Like Candy [McCartney/MacManus] » Elvis Costello
Songbird in a Cage [McCartney] » Charlotte Gainsbourg
Sour Milk Sea [Harrison] » Jackie Lomax
Step Inside Love [Lennon/McCartney] » Cilla Black
Sunshine Life for Me (Sail Away Raymond) [Harrison] » Ringo Starr
Sweet Baby [McGear/McCartney] » Mike McGear
Tandoori Chicken [Harrison/Phil Spector] » Ronnie Spector
Ten Years After on Strawberry Jam [Paul & Linda McCartney] » Scaffold
That Kind of Woman [Harrison] » Eric Clapton
That Means a Lot [Lennon/McCartney] » P.J. Proby
Thingumybob [Lennon/McCartney] » The Black Dyke Mills Band
Tip of My Tongue [Lennon/McCartney] » Tommy Quickly
Try Some, Buy Some [Harrison] » Ronnie Spector
Veronica [Costello/McCartney] » Elvis Costello
Vo!ce [Heather Mills/McCartney] » Heather Mills
Woman [Bernard Webb aka Paul] » Peter & Gordon
World Without Love [Lennon/McCartney] » Peter & Gordon
Wrack My Brain [Harrison] » Ringo Starr
You and Me (Babe) [Harrison/Mal Evans] » Ringo Starr
You Give Me Joy Joy [Troy/Harrison/Starkey/Stills] » Doris Troy
Yvonne’s the One [Stewart/McCartney] » 10cc

(NOTE: For completeness, I have included all songs they wrote, or co-wrote, that were released by others; I have excluded those that were credited as equal collaborations, such as The Girl Is Mine, which was credited equally to Jackson and Paul when released; I have also excluded songs they gave away but almost immediately recorded themselves, such as I Wanna Be Your Man , which they recorded the day after they gave it to the Rolling Stones.)

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Do Badge and Veronica really count? They weren’t given away so much as co-written.

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@Necko said
Do Badge and Veronica really count? They weren’t given away so much as co-written.  

Which is why I qualified my list in the note, Necko. I would call mine a list of songs that the Beatle writer(s) did not release their own version of at the time, though in some cases they would record a version later (Try Some, Buy Some) or a version might crop up on an archive release (Rock and Roll PeopleMucho Mungo).

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Necko said
What about songs that Ringo gave away?    

I was assuming he didn’t give any songs away (not to disparage him…)

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Wow @Ron Nasty, that was great. Your list is useful because if there are any others not on it, it won’t be too hard to find them now by a process of elimination. Thank you!

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Ron Nasty said

Which is why I qualified my list in the note, Necko. I would call mine a list of songs that the Beatle writer(s) did not release their own version of at the time, though in some cases they would record a version later (Try Some, Buy Some) or a version might crop up on an archive release (Rock and Roll PeopleMucho Mungo).  

Maybe I should read the entire post before I open my big, fat mouth. Sorry.

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The Chris Barber Band’s 1967 recording of Paul’s Cat Call. Beatles recordings of this exist among the Forthlin Road demos and the 1962 Cavern rehearsal under the title Catswalk.

A 1974 John Christie recording of Paul and Linda’s 4th of July.

Paul arranged and produced Peggy Lee’s 1974 version of his Let’s Love, which became the title of her next album.

Another 1974 Paul and Linda giveaway, the beautiful Mine for Me closed Rod Stewart’s Smiler album (with Paul on backing vocals).

Keith Moon’s late-1974 take on John’s Move Over Ms. L, produced by Mal Evans among others.

In 1977 Paul took the Ram era outtake Rode All Night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULko0NDCGQs

…retitled it Giddy after a tidy-up and gave it to Roger Daltrey.

Paul gave the song Songbird in a Cage to Charlotte Gainsbourg in 2011. In 2016, calling in a favour from Paul, he came in and overdubbed piano, guitar and drums. It was released on her Rest album last November. It is… strange…

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