Thank You Girl
- John Lennon – double-tracked vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica
- Paul McCartney – harmony vocal, bass guitar
- George Harrison – lead guitar
- Ringo Starr – drums
Thank You Girl is the b-side of the Beatles' single release of From Me to You. Each was recorded on March 5, 1963. There were 6 takes and 7 subsequent edits, either for the guitar riff at the end or drum fills. A few days later, Lennon added harmonica overdubs. This is perhaps the first instance of double-tracking of vocals by the Beatles in the studio. John Lennon is double-tracked on this recording. He would come to rely almost exclusively on this studio practice, especially after the group stopped touring.
In the US this song it came out as track 2 on The Beatles Second Album, but was not released in the UK on an album until Rarities came out in 1978. Thank You Girl was also released as a single in the US, on the b-side of Do You Want to Know a Secret? The US and UK versions differ, particularly in the harmonica parts.
The group's original intention was to make this song their third single release in the UK, but it did not live up to the standard for a chartable hit. Thus, it was relegated to b-sides.
Paul and John co-wrote Thank You Girl as a sort of thank-you note to the Beatles' horde of young, female fan. Lennon later said it was "just a silly song we knocked off." During this period the Beatles purposefully wrote songs in the first and second person, as if communicating directly to the fan base.
The Beatles also recorded Thank You Girl for the BBC on June 19, 1963. It can be heard on the Live at the BBC album. A version also appears on the Past Masters collection, volume 1.