Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas – I'll Keep You Satisfied sheet music coverWritten by: Lennon-McCartney

‘I’ll Keep You Satisfied’ was credited to Lennon-McCartney, but was mainly written by Paul McCartney for Billy J Kramer, a singer also managed by Brian Epstein and signed to Parlophone.

That was a good one. Billy J was having a bit of success and because he was out of the same stable as us, it made sense for us, if we weren’t having to write a lot of stuff for ourselves, to knock off a couple for friends. It was pretty much co-written: John and I sat down and purposely wrote it for Billy J in a couple of hours. This one is one I still like. I find myself whistling it in the garden.
Paul McCartney
Many Years From Now, Barry Miles

‘I’ll Keep You Satisfied’ was recorded on 14 October 1963 by Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas. The session was produced by George Martin, with John Lennon in attendance.

Kramer’s first two singles – ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’ and ‘Bad To Me’ – had also been Lennon-McCartney songs. ‘I’ll Keep You Satisfied’ was his third; the song also appeared on his second album, 1964’s Little Children.

‘I’ll Keep You Satisfied’ was released in the UK on 1 November 1963, and peaked at number 4 on the charts. In the US it reached number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100.