"Oh! Darling" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
Oh! Darling, please believe me
I'll never do you no harm
Believe me when I tell you
I'll never do you no harm

Oh! Darling, if you leave me
I'll never make it alone
Believe me when I beg you
Don't ever leave me alone

When you told me you didn't need me anymore
Well you know I nearly broke down and cried
When you told me you didn't need me anymore
Well you know I nearly broke down and died

Oh! Darling, if you leave me
I'll never make it alone
Believe me when I beg you
I'll never do you no harm, no harm

When you told me you didn't need me anymore
Well you know I nearly broke down and cried
When you told me you didn't need me anymore
Well you know I nearly broke down and cried

Oh! Darling, please believe me
I'll never let you down
Believe me when I tell you
I'll never do you no harm


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"Oh! Darling" as written by John Winston Lennon, Paul James Mccartney

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  • +4
    My OpinionOH MY GOD, the best part about this song is when they go all rock and yell "WHEN YOU TOLD ME...."
    Jude2011on January 28, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song was not directed in any way at John. Just a very typical Paul song, probably not directed at anybody for that matter. Here's something interesting though that I read about it in one of John's last interviews, John stated that Paul did a terrible job with the song, and that Paul knew that John was more suited for that type of song, but he sang it himself anyways and did a bad job. I know sort of where John is coming from on that statement, he typically does sing songs with that type of rawness shall we say, but I can't imagine anyone doing a better job as Paul did on it really. One of the best, if not the best McCartney vocal performance on any song in my opinion.
    the8eson April 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOMG!! John could NOT do what Paul did for this song! Paul's deeper voice gave it more depth because of the range, and he really tore it up for this. John's voice works well for Twist and Shout and Please Please Me, but this one has more despair and has a greater impact because of PAUL'S voice. OMG. I love Paul, and this song is soooooooo...omg. So good.
    HeyJude91on July 08, 2008   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningIt is interesting that no one has commented on the meaning of this song yet. This is strange, as the song means totally opposite of what the lyrics apparently say!!

    First thing: do NOT believe him when he says, "Oh! darling, please believe me". He's lying! And trying to cover it up!

    He wants to leave her so bad (but probably does not have the guts to do it himself), that when she actually tells him she's leaving him- he's delirious.

    Constant repetition of "believe me" indicates that he's lying!

    The tone of the voice clearly indicates that he'd like nothing more than to harm her.

    The whooping towards the end of the song on, "When you told me you didn't need me anymore" clearly indicates his sheer pleasure at her leaving him!

    I suggest listening to the song with this interpretation in mind. It is one of the funniest Beatles song, on a classic album.
    Samroskion October 06, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWord up dude, who the hell cares what it's about? It's fuckin awesome anyways
    Potatoes9000on April 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't know who or what it is written about... i just love it!! It is my favourite song EVER to sing (scream?) along with, because it suits my voice perfectly! lol! loveloveLOVE it!! Paul is a champ. John is too. In fact i love them all!!!!!!!!!!
    baby-wormson February 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbest song ever. period.
    feversxmirrorson August 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationthe whole song i think is a blunt angry passionate plea for forgiveness. a lover has betrayed his partner and he is trying hopelessly to regain her trust but she is convinced she doesn't need him anymore so this was probably a abusive relationship where he convinced her she needed him and was nothing without him and she finally left him
    madiyoulovemeon January 27, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is replete melancholy; it transitions through the stages of intense morose as Paul pleads for the woman he so dearly loves to remain with him. In the first verse, his inflection and tone remain somber, and imploring; he simply asks for her to stay (albeit he begs, lightly.) The chorus provides the supplementing mood; it accentuates a "bluesy" feeling. But once Paul is fraught with her leaving him, the levity of the song suddenly becomes erratic and heavy, with a sharp piano roll to provide emotional flavor. The second verse runs congruent to the first, save Paul appends with his own effusions by ululating, so to speak, in a howling fashion how much he indeed doesn't want to be confronted with reality. (The second heavy session of the song now becomes much more saliently desperate; urgent. And notice (same applies with opening "heavy" verse) the piano roll's attenuation to a "sad" three roll right as he said, "and di-ii-ii -ed (died stretched.) And finally, the final verse follows the theme of the first three, except for now reality has asserted itself as "likely" she will be leaving. (Paul makes it perspicuously clear, in all verses, how he seeks solace by leaving this world, because he won't be able to be alone; this illustrates and encompasses the common feeling depression imposes when you are deplete hope.) Continuing with the conclusion of this masterpiece: Paul, who once kept a calm demeanor as he reassured the woman behind unrequited love he wouldn't do her "any harm," now lashes it out; he understands (and this is common with most of us) despair has ingressed an uber-urgent mode of "JUST SAY SOMETHING!!!" Fittingly, emphatically screaming he won't do her any harm, along with his ululating pleas, appropriately touches the pinnacle of complete heartbreak. (The hollow guitar sounds and companion side effects enraptured the climatic end to this song.
    PistolPoison April 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is just so awesome to "rock out" to. :-D
    TheModNymphon September 26, 2002   Link

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