I Remember You
- Paul McCartney – bass guitar, lead vocal
- John Lennon – rhythm guitar, harmonica
- George Harrison – lead guitar
- Ringo Starr – drums
I Remember You is the last song on the last side of the Beatles' two-disc performance recorded in Hamburg on December 31, 1962. This collection, Live! At the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962, was made public in May, 1977, generated from a 3.75 ips reel-to-reel recording made by Adrian Barber, the club's stage manager. It is 1 minute and 54 seconds long, with McCartney singing the lead.
The song, written by Victor Schertizinger and published in 1941, was one of the tunes introduced in the 1942 movie, The Fleet's In (directed by Schertizinger). Johnny Mercer was the lyricist. The Jimmy Dorsey orchestra played the song in the film, with Dorothy Lamour on vocals. Mercer wrote the song for Judy Garland, whom he loved, and presented it to her on the day she married David Rose. Created during the war years, it became a jazz standard whenever the singer wanted to create a feeling of nostalgia.
The Beatles evidently chose the song as a closer for their last concert, saying that they would always remember their public in Hamburg, who had received them so warmly. Due to their recent recording successes in England, it was obvious that they would not be making any further extended residences in Hamburg, at least not for a long while.