This site covers the original British Beatles Albums plus analyses of the lyrics of non-album tracks.
Information on how the Beatles wrote the A Hard Days Night album lyrics can be navigated from below.
Beatles Album: A Hard Day’s Night: Track 13
Lyrics: Lennon and McCartney
The Beatles I’ll be back is inspired by Del Shannon; Lennon came up with the chords for the song whilst playing one of his songs. The Beatles had often played ‘Runaway’ as part of their set in the early days. Shannon himself did a cover of the Beatles song from me to you; this was the first Beatles composition to chart in the United States . The lyrics of the ballad are simple in nature reflecting the fact that even if you hurt me, I’ll be back.
The lead vocals on I’ll be back were taken up by John, with Paul McCartney doing the harmony.
John Lennon: Lead vocals, Acoustic guitar.
Paul McCartney: Harmony vocals, Bass guitar, Acoustic guitar.
George Harrison: Acoustic Guitar
Ringo Starr: Drums