Monday, February 20, 2006

I'll Be On My Way

AUTHORSHIP McCartney (.8) and Lennon (.2)
Co-written by John and Paul in the early Liverpool days.
McCARTNEY: "It's a little bit too June-moon for me, but these were very early songs and they worked out quite well." Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now

LENNON: "That's Paul, through and through. Doesn't it sound like him? Tra la la la la [laughs]." September 1980, All We Are Saying: The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Thursday 4 April 1963
BBC Paris Studio, London
'I'll Be On My Way' is of particular interest for it was the Beatles' only studio-environment recording and known public performance of a Lennon-McCartney song given exclusively to Billy J Kramer with the Dakotas for record release: they taped their version at EMI Studios on 14 March and released the track on 26 April as the B-side of 'Do You Want To Know A Secret', another - though not so exclusive - Lennon-McCartney original. The Complete Beatles Chronicle

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