- Timeline This song has been officially released in 1962
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A Picture Of You is a 1960 song originally by Jay Barry. The Beatles, likely influenced by Joe Brown and the Bruvvers’ 1962 cover of the song, performed it in an edition of the BBC show Teenager’s Turn/Here We Go.
The only available, and, by extension, the known Beatles version, was recorded on The Beatles’ second appearance on BBC Radio, on the show Teenager’s Turn/Here We Go. The recording was done on June 11, 1962. They began rehearsing at 4:00 PM, recording at 8:45 to 9:30 PM. They sung Ask Me Why (the first Beatles original played on BBC radio), Besame Mucho, and A Picture Of You. It was broadcast on BBC’s Light Program between 5:00 and 5:29 PM on June 15.
All I've got is a picture of you
Now that you've gone and left me blue
You don't hear me cry at night
And say sweet things to you
You don't hear me sing a love song to
A picture of you
I pretend that you're still here with me
Laughing just the way we used to be
But pictures they can't talk and they can't see
I know I'm in love and nothing more
I hope you'll be happy where you are
But if you need me I won't be to far
Standing in the shadow of my dreams
They say it's not as bad as it may seem
But they don't lie awake at night and cry the way I do
They don't realise that all I got
Is a picture of you
2:19 • Radio show
Unofficial live • Released in 2003
2:32 • Live
- George Harrison:
- Pete Best:
“A Picture Of You” has been played in 2 concerts.
The numbers of concerts and soundchecks are still a work in progress - Beatles concerts are not covered yet and some solo tours don't have setlists yet (especially in 1972, 2002, 2005). Coverage for soundchecks setlists is still pretty low.