You Can't Do That ()
Author: John Lennon; Lead vocal: John Lennon

I got something to say that might cause you pain,
If I catch you talking to that boy again,

I'm gonna let you down,
And leave you flat,
Because I told you before, oh,
You can't do that.

Well, it's the second time, I've caught you talking to him,
Do I have to tell you one more time, I think it's a sin,
I think I'll let you down.
Let you down and leave you flat,
Gonna let you down and leave you flat,
Because I've told you before, oh,
You can't do that.

Ev'rybody's green,
'cause I'm the one, who won your love,
But if it's seen,
You're talking that way they'd laugh in my face.
So please listen to me, if you wanna stay mine,
I can't help my feelings, I'll go out of my mind.

I know I'll let you down,
And leave you flat,
Gonna let you down and leave you flat,
Because I've told you before, oh,
You can't do that.


Credits

Recorded: February 25, 1964 at Abbey Road, London, England
John Lennon - lead vocal, lead guitar
Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
George Harrison - 12-string guitar, harmony vocal
Ringo Starr - drums, cowbells, bongos

This version of the song available on

UK albums US albums Singles

Other versions of the song

You Can't Do That (Take 6)