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Who knows how long I’ve loved you

You know I love you still

Will I wait a lonely lifetime

If you want me to–I will.

For if I ever saw you

I didn’t catch your name

But it never really mattered

I will always feel the same.

Love you forever and forever

Love you with all my heart

Love you whenever we’re together

Love you when we’re apart.

And when at last I find you

Your song will fill the air

Sing it loud so I can hear you

Make it easy to be near you

For the things you do endear you to me

You know I will

I will.

I Will (1:47)

Recorded: September 16, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added September 17, 1968

Paul McCartney – double-tracked lead vocal, bass guitar, acoustic guitar

Ringo Starr – drums, bongos, maracas

Author – Paul McCartney


Paul spent 67 takes getting ‘I Will’ right on September 16, 1968, with Ringo playing on cymbal and maracas and John tapping the rhythm with a piece of wood. It was the first of Paul’s songs to be written about Linda and he was still adding and changing lines as it was being recorded.

Unsurprisingly, there’s a sense of anticipation in the lyric, provoked no doubt by the knowledge that Linda and her daughter were arriving in London the very next week. Paul had previously only met Linda in London during the Sgt. Pepper period and on two subsequent visits to America, but he obviously felt he knew enough about her to be confident in offering her his love ‘forever and forever’.

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