‘Tell Me Who He Is’ is an unreleased Paul McCartney song believed to have been written in the early 1960s.

It was discovered in a notebook in McCartney’s archive during the research period for his book The Lyrics: 1956 To The Present.

It was amazing to find this. It is my handwriting but I don’t know how it goes. It would have been a love ballad, rock thing. I would have probably had a tune to it. But you could not put things down. You didn’t have any recording devices so you had to remember them.
Paul McCartney
The Observer, 10 October 2021

Paul McCartney's handwritten lyrics for Tell Me Who He Is

I barely remember this song. It’s probably early Sixties. But it may have started with me coming to John with an idea for a lyric. It’s as if there’s only a certain set of subjects. Love is one of them. Desire. Breakups. Revenge. That covers an awful lot of territory! So, I would have sat down with the idea of a girl having been unfaithful, or the suggestion she’s being unfaithful. It’s a terrifically fertile ground.


Tell me who he is
Tell me that you’re mine not his
He says he loves you more than I do
Tell me who he is.

Tell him where to go
Tell him that I love you so
He couldn’t love you more than I do
Tell me who he is.

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