This post and video tutorial will try teach you how to play “I’ll Be Back”. This is the final song on A Hard Day’s Night. I’ll Be Back was written mostly by John Lennon, and was a reworking of the chords to Del Shannon’s 1961 hit Runaway.
The Beatles recorded “I’ll Be Back” in 16 takes on 1 June 1964. The first nine were of the rhythm track, and the last seven were overdubs of the lead and harmony vocals, and a guitar overdub by Paul McCartney.
The Anthology 1 CD includes take two of “I’ll Be Back”, performed in 6/8 time. The recording broke down when Lennon fumbled over the words in the bridge, complaining on the take that “it’s too hard to sing.” The subsequent take, also included on Anthology, was performed in the 4/4 time used in the final take.