I'll Cry Instead
- John Lennon – vocal, acoustic rhythm guitar, tambourine
- Paul McCartney – bass
- George Harrison – lead guitar
- Ringo Starr – drums
I´ll Cry Instead is a John Lennon composition. Unlike the songs he cranked out for mass audiences, this one is highly autobiographical, expressing a "down" mood. In this respect he was strongly influenced by Bob Dylan. During their Paris trip in January of 1964 Lennon played Dylan's Freewheelin' album constantly. By April, Lennon's discontent within his private life led him to compose this song in a country-and-western style. It follows the standard three verse format, with a bridge before the third verse. As the song was so short, there is a repeat of the bridge and third verse. In one mono mix the first verse also appears again, before the repeat. This song appears on A Hard Day's Night in the UK, but it was separately released by Capitol as a single and then in the Something New album.
June 1, 1964 in 8 takes.