“When I Get Home” is a Beatles’ song on their album, “A Hard Day’s Night”. In fact, they recorded this song during their last sessions for the album on the 2nd June, 1964.
Recorded: 2nd June, 1964
Studio: Abbey Road Studios, London
Genre: Rock and roll
Track Duration: 2:18
Record Label: Parlophone
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith
When I Get Home
This song is basically rock and roll from start to finish. However, we do know a little influence comes from American girl group, The Shirrelles as well as others:
“That’s me again, another Wilson Pickett, Motown sound, a four-in-the-bar cowbell song.”
All We Are Saying, David Sheff
The track also includes some interesting chords and chord progressions which John Lennon would to use in a few other songs from this period.
In this song, the singer is claiming to have a lover who is waiting for him when he gets home. Be that as it may, he appears to be trying to speed up some brief encounter which he realises shouldn’t be happening!
Come on if you please
I’ve got no time for trivialities
I’ve got a girl who’s waiting home for me tonight
I got a whole lot of things to tell her
When I get home
Moreover, the lyrics continue to tell a story and it’s clear that the singer is willing to stray again:
I’m gonna love her till the cows come home
I bet I’ll love her more
Till I walk out that door
The Beatles recorded the song in Studio Two in Abbey Road, London on the 2nd June, 1964. All in all, there were eleven takes.