You'll Be Mine (Beatles song)

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"You'll Be Mine"
Song by the Beatles (then known as the Quarrymen) from the album Anthology 1
Released 20 November 1995
Recorded Spring/summer 1960[1]
Genre Rhythm and blues
Length 1:38
Writer Lennon–McCartney
Anthology 1 track listing
"Hallelujah I Love Her So"
(6)
"You'll Be Mine"
(7)
"Cayenne"
(8)

"You'll Be Mine" is a short song, composed by Lennon–McCartney in the Beatles' early years.[1] It was a humorous parody of the Ink Spots.[1] It consists of Paul McCartney singing in a deep baritone, offset with shrill falsetto backing vocals, and guitar strumming. The lead vocal sings, in rather confused lyrics, about his determination of making a woman his; while the falsettos wail the last word of each sentence. About halfway through the song, John Lennon gives a mock-bass voice spoken interlude about how, when the woman brought him toast one morning, he looked into her eyes and saw a "National Health Eyeball", then proceeded to love her like he has never done before.[1] The song rises to a crescendo of wailing and bellowing, then fades out in laughter. To add to the confusion, the song is very difficult to understand; clicks, buzzes, fuzz, giggling, and the baritone voice obscure the lyrics.

Recorded in the McCartney family bathroom in 1960, it is the earliest song attributed to the Lennon–McCartney songwriting partnership to be officially released.[2] Along with the other songs recorded on that day, it is one of the few known Beatles recordings to feature Stuart Sutcliffe on bass.[1] Lennon's spoken section provides insight into his love of wordplay.

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per Mark Lewisohn[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Lewisohn, Mark (1995). Anthology 1 (booklet). The Beatles. London: Apple Records. pp. 7–8. 34448. 
  2. ^ Unterberger, Richie. The unreleased Beatles: music & film. Hal Leonard Corp., 2006, ISBN 978-0-87930-892-6, p. 5-6