I Will (The Beatles song)
Name = I Will
Released = 22 November 1968
track_no = 16 of disc 1
Recorded = 16 September 1968
Genre = Pop
Length = 1:48
Tracks = Side one
Back in the U.S.S.R."
Wild Honey Pie"
The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"
While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
Happiness Is a Warm Gun"Side two
Martha My Dear"
I'm So Tired"
Don't Pass Me By"
Why Don't We Do It in the Road?"
Mother Nature's Son"
Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey"
Long, Long, Long"Side four
- "Revolution 1"
Cry Baby Cry"
"I Will" is a song by
The Beatlesthat was released on "The Beatles". It was written by Paul McCartney(credited to Lennon/McCartney) and features him on lead vocal, guitar, and "vocal bass". McCartney wrote it for Linda Eastman, his future wife. "I Will" is the first of five songs McCartney wrote for Eastman. (The other four are " Maybe I'm Amazed", " Two of Us", "The Lovely Linda" and "My Love").fact|date=July 2008
The recording session turned into a jam session, producing the short "Can you take me back"segment that ends "
Cry Baby Cry" on most versions of the album, as well as " Los Paranoias" (released on Anthology 3). This quiet song required 67 takes. George Harrisondid not play on this. During "The Beatles" sessions, the Beatles often recorded in separate studios.fact|date=July 2008
In the televised documentary "The Beatles Anthology", McCartney, Harrison, and Starr are shown relaxing on a blanket outside. Starr asks McCartney what he wrote in India and McCartney answers, "I Will." Then Harrison begins playing this on his ukulele while he and McCartney harmonize with it.
An alternate version of "I Will" was released in October 1996 on the "Anthology 3" album. The alternate version was the first take of the song.
*The song has been covered by many notable artists such as
Alison Krauss(in ""), Maureen McGovern(in her 1992 album "Baby I'm Yours") and Ben Taylor.
*The song was sung in the romantic movie starring
Annette Beningand Warren Beatty, "The Love Affair".
*This song was covered as a reggae-like number by "Rocky Horror" lead
Tim Curryon his album "Read My Lips".
*A similar version of the guitar riff appears on the song "
My Best Friend's Girl" by the group The Cars.
* Sharon, Lois, and Bram, who is a Children's singing group did a version for a children's album.
Jonathan Coultondid a cover of the song as part of his [http://www.jonathancoulton.com/songdetails/I%20Will Thing A Week] .
Hugh Masekelacovered "I Will" on his 1994 album "Reconstruction".
Art Garfunkelcovered this song on his 1997 album "Songs from a Parent to a Child"
Diana Ross' version appears on her 2007 comeback album "I Love You".
Rose Melbergcovered this song on her 1998 album "Portola".
Kevin Barnescovered this song live in Dallas, TX.
*John Holt covered this song, and the trumpet intro is the sample used throughout
Encore (Jay-Z song)
Paul McCartney— vocal, acoustic guitar, "vocal bass"
John Lennon— percussion
Ringo Starr— cymbals, bongos, maracas:"Credits per Ian MacDonald."cite book |first=Ian |last=MacDonald |authorlink=Ian MacDonald |title=Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties |year=2005 |pages=315 |edition=Second Revised Edition |publisher=Pimlico (Rand) |location=London |isbn=1-844-13828-3]
* [http://www.stevesbeatles.com/songs/i_will.asp "I Will" lyrics]
* [http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/i-will/ The Beatles Bible: I Will]
* [http://www.songfacts.com Song facts]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGnNQM_9q-w McCartney performing "I Will", 2005]
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