Live At The BBC album artworkWritten by: Buddy Holly
Recorded: 16 July 1963
Producer: Terry Henebery

Released: 30 November 1994

George Harrison: vocals, lead guitar
John Lennon: backing vocals, rhythm guitar
Paul McCartney: backing vocals, bass
Ringo Starr: drums

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Live At The BBC

Written and originally recorded by Buddy Holly, The Beatles taped a version of Crying, Waiting, Hoping in 1963 for the radio show Pop Go The Beatles.

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George Harrison sang lead vocals on the song, which The Beatles also performed during their unsuccessful audition for Decca on 1 January 1962. The BBC version was recorded on 16 July 1963 at the BBC Paris Theatre, London, and first broadcast on 6 August.

Buddy Holly's version was released posthumously in 1959 as the b-side of the single Peggy Sue Got Married, and became popular among Liverpool's beat groups. The Beatles' BBC version contains a note-for-note reproduction by Harrison of Don Arnone's original guitar solo.

The group attempted a slower version of Crying, Waiting, Hoping in January 1969, during the Get Back sessions at Apple Studios.

Lyrics

Crying (crying), waiting (waiting)
Hoping (hoping) you'll come back
I just can't seem
To get you off my mind

Crying (crying), waiting (waiting)
Hoping (hoping) you'll come back
You're the one I love
I think about you all the time

Crying (crying)
Tears keep a-falling all night long
Waiting (waiting)
It seems so useless
I know it's wrong

Crying (crying), waiting (waiting)
Hoping (hoping) you'll come back
Baby, someday soon
Things will change and you'll be mine

Crying (crying)
Tears keep a-falling all night long
Waiting (waiting)
It seems so useless
I know it's wrong

Crying (crying)
Tears keep a-falling all night long
Waiting (waiting)
It seems so useless
I know it's wrong

Crying (crying), waiting (waiting)
Hoping (hoping) you'll come back
Baby, someday soon
Things will change and you'll be mine

Crying (crying), waiting (waiting)
Hoping (hoping)