You’ll Be Mine

To begin with, “You’ll Be Mine” is a Beatles’ song which is on their “Anthology 1” album. Since the song dates back to 1960, the name of the band at the time was The Quarrymen. Indeed, it was an experimental home demo from Paul McCartney’s old home, 20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool. Also of note is Stuart Sutcliffe on bass guitar. Obviously Ringo Starr was not one of The Beatles yet either.

Just to point out that “You’ll Be Mine” is the earliest Lennon-McCartney composition to have an official release. Although they released “That’ll Be The Day” which dates back to 1958, that was a cover song. So was “Three Cool Cats” etc. Therefore, this tune marks another milestone and so is historically important!

In Detail


Release Date: 20th November, 1995
Recorded: Spring/summer 1960
Studio/Location: 20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool, home of Paul McCartney
Genre: Rhythm and blues, experimental
Track Duration: 1:38
Songwriters: Lennon-McCartney


Paul McCartney: lead vocal, also the guitar
John Lennon: backing and spoken vocals, as well as the guitar
George Harrison: guitar
Stuart Sutcliffe: bass

You’ll Be Mine is a Beatles/Quarrymen song on their Anthology 1 album

Anthology 1 Album (1995)

Track Source

Anthology 1

You’ll Be Mine

Although they had the name of Quarrymen at this time, the individual Beatles all had a sense of humour. Indeed, that shows on this experimental track which is actually a parody of The Ink Spots. Sung in Paul McCartney’s bog (toilet) or bathroom at his family home, they used the room as their “acoustic chamber”.

What we get is a doo-wop recording where Paul McCartney sings in a deep baritone while John Lennon sings with shrill falsetto backing vocals on each last word sung by Paul. However John Lennon does come in half-way through with a mock-bass voice spoken piece.

The song sees Paul determined to make a woman his with John adding more weight to this. However, this early 1960 recording can be difficult to understand. This is because of the primitive recording equipment and the deep baritone voice which drowns the lyrics. The song ends with a crescendo of boisterousness and then laughter. But this is The Beatles in their infancy, a rare recording and well worth a listen.


Well darling all the night, you’ll be mine and I know
You’ll be mine until you die, you’ll be mine

And so, (And so)
All the night, (All the night)
You’ll be mine, (You’ll be mine)
You’ll be mine
And the stars, (And the stars)
Always shine, (Always shine)
You’ll be mine

My darling, when you brought me
That toast the other morning
I, I looked into your eyes
And I could see a nice little healthy eyeball
And I loved you like I never done
Like I’ve never done before!

And the stars, (And the stars)
Always shine, (Always shine)
And you’ll be mine
[Incomprehensible] you’ll be mine

You’ll be mine
At the start, (At the start)
Oh yes, you’ll be

The Beatles Forum

Finally, did you know that the Beatles Forum is a massive public platform and open to all? Well it is and you can also join in with the fun too. Indeed, the Fab Four Message Boards are a great way to socially interact with other Beatle Maniacs. So, what are you waiting for, pop over today and have your say.

Obviously there are many forums here which include The Beatles or the individual members. Come on over and tell us what you think of this old recording by The Beatles, for example. In fact, our massive message boards dedicated to the Moptops from Merseyside covers everything, try it!

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