Who Sang Tell Me Why? The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys Beach Boys’ Party! cover art
Release information
Writer(s): John Lennon, John Winston Lennon, Paul Mccartney, Paul James Mccartney
Release Date: 1965-11-8
length: 1:42
producer: Brian Wilson
engineer: Chuck Britz
arranger: Brian Wilson
lead vocals: Carl Wilson and Al Jardine
Lyrics
Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me

Well I gave you everything I had
But you left me sittin' on my own
Did you have to treat me oh so bad?
All I do is hang my head and moan

Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me

If there's something I have said or done
Tell me what and I'll apologize
If you don't, I really can't go on
Holding back these tears in my eyes

Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me

(hey!)
Well I'm begging on my bended knees
If you'll only listen to my pleas
If there's anything I can do
''cause I really can't stand it, I'm so in love with you
Ohhhhhh!

(is that all? I thought there [...].)
(there was.)
(you did very well.)
(brian...)
("papa-oom-mow-mow?")
(right.)
(papa papa papa.)
(where's an e?)
(i forget [...]. brian, you [...] before?)
(ah, papa-oom-mow-mow.)
(is there an e there?)
(ah, papa...)
(ten more minutes, brian.)
(papa. mama. ah, ah. is that it?)

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Hully Gully
  • 2 I Should Have Known Better
  • 3 Tell Me Why
  • 4 Papa‐Oom‐Mow‐Mow
  • 5 Mountain of Love
  • 6 You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
  • 7 Devoted to You
  • 8 Alley Oop
  • 9 There's No Other (Like My Baby)
  • 10 Medley: I Get Around / Little Deuce Coupe
  • 11 The Times They Are A‐Changin’
  • 12 Barbara Ann

  • Release information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin