Anthology 3 album artworkWritten by: Roberts-Katz-Clayton
Recorded: 29 January 1969
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Glyn Johns

Released: 28 October 1996

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

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Anthology 3

Originally released by Buddy Holly in 1957, Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues had been a part of The Beatles' live repertoire until 1962. However, they didn't recorded it until January 1969, during the Get Back sessions at the Apple Studios in London.

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Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues had been the b-side of Holly's US hit single Words Of Love, itself covered by The Beatles on 1964's Beatles For Sale. In the UK it had been an album track on the 1958 collection titled Buddy Holly.

The song was among a number of cover versions performed by The Beatles during the Get Back sessions. The group's arrangement was slower than Holly's, emphasising the sad, blues lyrics in place of the more uptempo pop original.

Lyrics

She wrote me only one sad line
Told me she’s no longer mine
Shoo shoo mailman, that will do for some time

Mailman, bring me no more blues
Mailman, bring me no more blues
One more heartache is all I can use

Mailman, bring me no more blues
Mailman, bring me no more blues