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A Picture Of You

Written by John James BeveridgePeter Andrew OakmanUnreleased song
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1962

Other songs played during Teenager’s Turn/Here We Go #2

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Song facts

From BeatlesWiki:

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.

Last updated on May 5, 2019

Lyrics

In the night, there are sights to be seen
Stars like Jewels on the Crown of a Queen
But the only sight I wanna view
Is that wonderful Picture of you

On a Streetcar, or in the Caf
All of the evening, and most of the day
My mind is in a maze what can I do?
I still see that picture of you

It was last Summer, I fell in love
My heart told me what to do
I saw you there on the crest of a hill
An I took a little picture of you

Then you were gone, like a dream in the night
With you went my Heart, my Love and my Life
I didnt know your name, what could I do?
I only had a picture of you

Then you were gone, like a dream in the night
With you, went my Heart, my Love and my Life
I didnt know your name, what could I do?
I only had a picture of you, oh yeah
That wonderful picture of you,
Im left with a picture of, oh yeah
That wonderful picture of you

Bootlegs


The BBC Archives Volume 1

Unofficial live

2:19 • Radio show


Live performances

“A Picture Of You” has been played in 2 concerts.

Latest concerts where “A Picture Of You” has been played



Teenager's Turn - Here We Go

Jun 15, 1962 • Part of BBC Sessions


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Erick Byrd 2 months ago

The lyrics on this site do not match the Beatles BBC recording. This site has the correct lyrics: https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/The-Beatles/A-Picture-of-You


The PaulMcCartney Project 1 months ago

Thanks Erick - will fix !