Monday, February 20, 2006

I'll Be Back

AUTHORSHIP Lennon (.8) and McCartney (.2)
LENNON: "An early favourite that I wrote." Beatles in Their Own Words

McCARTNEY: " 'I'll Be Back' was co-written but it was largely John's idea. When we knew we were writing for something like an album he would write a few in his spare moments, like a batch here. He'd bring them in, we'd check 'em. I'd write a couple and we'd throw 'em at each other, and then there would be a couple that were more co-written. But you just had a certain amount of time. You knew when the recording date was and so a week or two before then we'd get into it." Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now

June 1, 1964, at Abbey Road

McCARTNEY: bass, harmony vocal
LENNON: acoustic guitar, lead vocal
HARRISON: acoustic guitar
STARR: drums

LENNON: "A nice tune, though the middle is a bit tatty." Hit Parader (April 1972)

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