4th Of July

Written by Paul McCartneyLinda McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the 4th of July 7" Single.

Other songs given away in 1974

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Song facts

In 1974, the producer Dave Clark asked Paul if he could provide him with a song for a singer named John Christie. Paul sent him a demo of the song, and the song was recorded and released as a single.

The demo by Paul has finally been released in 2014 on the remastered Venus And Mars Deluxe Edition.

Lyrics

Sunset's Painting Up The Sky,
There' S Something In My Eye.
Why Am I Crying?
It's The Fourth Of July.

Friends Come Up To Me And Say,
"it's Gonna Be Your Day"
Why Are They Lying?
It's The Fourth Of July.

Could It Have Something To Do With The Fact
That I've Been Feeling Blue Since Friday?
You Walked In With Him Again,
Suddenly I Knew It Wasn't My Day,
Oh No, Well, Anyway.

Choo Choo Choo Doo Doo Doo,
Ch-ch-choo Doo Doo Doo Ah.
Why Am I Crying?
It's The Fourth Of July.

Could It Have Something To Do With The Fact
That I've Been Feeling Blue Since Friday?
You Walked In With Him Again,
Suddenly I Knew It Wasn't My Day,
Oh No, Well, Anyway.

Sunset's Painting Up The Sky,
There' S Something In My Eye.
Why Am I Crying?
It's The Fourth Of July.
Why Am I Crying?
It's The Fourth Of July.
Oh, Why Am I Crying?
It's The Fourth Of July

Officially appears on


4th of July

7" Single • Released in 1974

2:47 • Studio versionA


Venus And Mars - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2014

3:49 • DemoB • Home demo

Paul McCartney:
Guitar, Producer, Vocal

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. 4

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

0:20 • TV show • From the James Paul McCartney (TV special)

Recording:
Mar 15, 1973 (broadcast date)


Venus And Mars - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:48 • DemoB • Home demo

Concerts where “4th Of July” has been played

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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