"All I've Got to Do" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
Whenever I want you around, yeah
All I gotta do
Is call you on the phone
And you'll come running home, yeah
That's all I gotta do.

And when I, I wanna kiss you, yeah
All I gotta do
Is whisper in your ear
The words you long to hear
And I'll be kissing you

And the same goes for me
Whenever you want me at all
I'll be here yes I will
Whenever you call
You just gotta call on me, yeah
You just gotta call on me

And when I, I wanna kiss you, yeah
All I got to do
Is call you on the phone
And you'll come running home, yeah
That's all I gotta do.

And the same goes for me
Whenever you want me at all
I'll be here, yes I will
Whenever you call
You just gotta call on me
You just gotta call on me.

Oh, you just gotta call on me


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"All I've Got to Do" as written by John Winston Lennon John Lennon

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  • +1
    General CommentHalf of the 14 songs on WTB were a collaboration between John and Paul and written specifically for the album. However, AIG2D was written in 1961 by John. It was an attempt to redo Smokey Robinson, who he had previously tried to emulate in Ask Me Why, reminiscent of 1961's "What's So Good About Goodbye". This time, he had chosen to use "You Can Depend On Me" as his model.
    Bobo192on March 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the Beatles better early Motown-inspired efforts. Nice vocal from John.
    henrythehosson April 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song ComparisonAs mentioned before, this song is an attempt to do a Smokey Robinson style tune, but it doesn't sound like Motown at all. It is one of their many happy accidents where the Beatles tried to copy one thing but ended up creating something unique instead.

    Although the lyrics express love and concern for someone, it seems they are not together. Lennon's voice is somewhat strained and mournful, tinged with regret. He seems to be addressing an ex-lover who he can't let go of. He might even be a bit arrogant, knowing that he still knows how to push her buttons, to get her to come running to him. But he also knows that he can't refuse her call. They still care for each other, even if they live apart. However, they both know that if either gets lonely, the other is there. They remain each other's "booty call."
    Atmanon May 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti've predominately focussed my attention to abbey road, the revolver, white album, and sgt peppers. until most recently when i bought the collection, i had no idea about this album. but it just proves how versatile and likable the beatles are. definitely one of the most influential bands ever and they deserve to be.

    love these lyrics:

    All I got to do
    Is whisper in your ear the words you want to hear
    And I'll be kissing you
    And the same goes for me whenever you want me at all
    I'll be here, yes I will, whenever you call
    You just got to call on me, yeah


    john could sing them to me anytime
    rockisgroovyon February 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYep, definetely Motown-Inspired. John does his best Smokey Robinson impersonation.
    DeathCabbieon November 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot even close to being married...but this will be my (and my husband's) main song :)

    At first you hear a man bragging about how much his lady loves him; so much so that she will do whatever he wants, as long as he tells her.

    But then he says, "And the same goes for me. Whenever you want me at all, I'll be here, yes I will, whenever you call. You just gotta call on me." That part always gets me teary-eyed! Combine it with the first part of the song, and it perfectly describes a true love match. A nice, little team in love, lol. You can call the words cheesy and overly simple, but they're really not. It's only a raw, honest description of two people in love.

    I love the guitar too. It's a very Motown-inspired tune, but it also stands out. One of my top 10 favorite Beatles tunes.
    bueller84on September 13, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song deserves more comments
    cornersoulon March 30, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis song does deserve more comments.
    i like it.
    i like john.
    humsss.on December 09, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentOne word:
    Classic.
    MegooStationon December 22, 2008   Link

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