Under The Covers: Other Artists Covering Beatles Songs: ‘I’ll Be Back’- Elliott Smith. The final song on The Beatles third album- A Hard Day’s Night. A Lennon- McCartney song- written by John Lennon whose songwriting dominated A Hard Day’s Night. This cover is from Elliott Smith’s From A Basement On The Hill sessions- an album which would be released posthumously- Smith died at the age of 34 in 2003. A great and talented- but troubled artist.