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"I'll Be Back"
Song by The Beatles
Album A Hard Day's Night
Released 10 June 1964 (mono)
10 July 1964 (stereo)
Recorded 1 June 1964,
EMI Studios, London
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2:20
Label Apple Records
Writer Lennon/McCartney
Producer George Martin
A Hard Day's Night track listing
'I'll Be Back' is me completely. My variation of the chords in a Del Shannon song.

—John Lennon, The Playboy Interviews, p.146, 1980

A nice tune, though the middle is a bit tatty.

—John Lennon, Hit Parader Interview, 1972

'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 this 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, p.163, 1997

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