The Beatles: On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2 cover artworkWritten by: Berry
Recorded: 16 March 1963
Producer: Terry Henebery

Released: 11 November 2013

John Lennon: vocals, rhythm guitar
Paul McCartney: bass guitar
George Harrison: lead guitar
Ringo Starr: drums

Available on:
On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2

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.

The edition of Saturday Club was broadcast live on the BBC Light Programme from 10am on 16 March 1963, and marked The Beatles' first time inside the BBC's Broadcasting House in Portland Place, London. They performed six songs: I Saw Her Standing There, Misery, Too Much Monkey Business, I'm Talking About You, Please Please Me and The Hippy Hippy Shake.

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.

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