Tell Me What You See
- John Lennon – lead vocal, rhythm guitar
- Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass, electric piano, güiro
- George Harrison – lead guitar
- Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine, claves
Tell Me What You See first came out on Help! in the UK and on Beatles VI in the US. Paul McCartney was the principal composer of this song. He did not consider it memorable, and referred to it as one of the "work songs" or "fillers" that he and John cooked up together.
Fans have never embraced Tell Me What You See, even though critics and historians find it notable for several reasons.
It was really the first time that additional instruments were prominently featured in the performance. These included the Hohner Pianet (an electric piano played by Paul) and percussion overdubs by Ringo that included güiro, claves and tambourine.
Additionally, the song seems to be a transitional piece from conventional rock to folk rock. The electric guitar, for example, is strummed more in a folk style.
Recording took place on February 18, 1965, in four takes for the base track.