I'm Talking About You

Written by Chuck Berry

Album This song officially appears on the On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 Official live.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2013

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Song facts

From TheBeatlesBible:

I’m Talking About You was recorded by The Beatles for a March 1963 edition of the BBC radio show Saturday Club.

The song was written by Chuck Berry, whose version was released as a single in February 1961, with Little Star on the b-side.

It was also recorded by a number of other British beat groups, including The Hollies, The Yardbirds and The Rolling Stones. It was part of The Beatles’ live set in the early 1960s, and can also be heard on the album Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962. […]

When released on the 2013 collection On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2, I’m Talking About You was one of three songs not officially available elsewhere. The others were Beautiful Dreamer and Happy Birthday Dear Saturday Club.

From the liner notes of On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2:

Chess Records released Chuck Berry’s song in February 1961. It arrived on  a single in the UK seven months later and was then featured on the LP  Juke Box Hits in June 1962. This BBC version was performed live from the  Saturday Club on-air studio. Their songs for the show could not be pre- recorded as usual, because a heavy cold had made it impossible for John  to sing.

Last updated on December 3, 2016

Lyrics

Let me tell you 'bout a girl I know
I met her walking down a uptown street
She's so fine you know I wished she was mine
I get shook up every time we meet

I'm talking 'bout you
Nobody but you
Come on, give me a clue
I'm just trying to get a message to you

Let me tell you 'bout a girl I know
She's sitting right here by my side
Lovely indeed, that's why I asked her if she
I said: "Now promise me you'll be my bride"

I'm talking 'bout you
Nobody but you
Come on, give me a clue
I'm just trying to get a message to you

Let me tell you 'bout a girl I know
Let me tell you now she looks so good
Lovely indeed, that's why I asked her if she
I said: "You ought to be in Hollywood"

I'm talking 'bout you
Nobody but you
Come on and give me a clue
I'm just trying to get a message through

Officially appears on


On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2

Official live • Released in 2013

1:52 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
Terry Henebery :
Producer
Bernie Andrews :
Producer
Jimmy Grant :
Producer

Concert From "Saturday Club" in London, United Kingdom on Mar 16, 1963

Bootlegs


Star Club - Hamburg, Germany - December 1962

Unofficial live

1:58 • Live • The recording date is a guess - all we now for certain is that the Star-Club tapes were recorded between December 18 and 31, 1962.


Star Club - Hamburg, Germany - December 1962

Unofficial live

2:58 • Live • The recording date is a guess - all we now for certain is that the Star-Club tapes were recorded between December 18 and 31, 1962.


The Beatles At The Beeb - Volume 1

Unofficial live • Released in 2003

1:52 • Live

Concert From "Saturday Club" in London, United Kingdom on Mar 16, 1963


A/B Road Complete Get Back Sessions - Jan 6th, 1969 - 1 & 2

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

1:24 • Rehearsal • Jan.06 - D2-28 - I'm Talking About You 6.49

Session Recording:
Jan 06, 1969
Studio :
Twickenham Film Studios, London, UK


A/B Road Complete Get Back Sessions - Jan 10th, 1969 - 3 & 4

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

0:13 • Rehearsal • Jan.10 - D3-02 - I'm Talking About You 10.49 (George quits)

Session Recording:
Jan 10, 1969
Studio :
Twickenham Film Studios, London, UK


Live performances

“I'm Talking About You” has been played in 1 concerts.

Latest concerts where I'm Talking About You has been played


Saturday Club

Mar 16, 1963 • Part of BBC Sessions

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