You Won't See Me
- Paul McCartney – lead vocal, bass, piano
- George Harrison – backing vocal, lead guitar
- John Lennon – backing vocal
- Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
- Mal Evans – Hammond organ
Paul wrote You Won't See Me about his troubled relationship with his girlfriend, Jane Asher, who was rejecting him. It represents a trend away from short songs (around 2 minutes) to cuts of 3 minutes or more, something that Bob Dylan and others were beginning to try. Being a rather personal song, the Beatles did not perform this song in concert (though McCartney did nearly 40 years later). Musically, this song plays with a descending scale -- nothing unusual for the Beatles at this time -- but adds an almost ska-like rhythm guitar from George. The song slows down slightly (roughly from 120 to 110), something almost unheard of with Ringo (alias "metronome") on the drums. The tempo change is attributed to Paul's electric piano work, which Ringo was obliged to follow. Also notable in You Won't See Me is the drone A at the end, played by road manager Mal Evans on an organ. This almost psychedelic touch truly heralds the coming of the Beatles' "Middle Period."
November 11, 1965 in two takes. This famous recording session started at 4 pm and continued until 7 the following morning, being the last recording session before hurrying Rubber Soul into production for Christmas marketing.