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Home recordings - "Ram" demos

May-August 1970

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Around 2011, around 29 demos were discovered containing demos for “Ram”. Those demos are believed to have been recorded between May & August 1970. From http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/:

Recorded in Scotland and in London for a period of 4 months ( May to August ), here is the listing of the 29 songs put on tape just before going to New York ). But sorry, no other infos, and never heard any of them. Just have the listing thanks to a good friend of mine, with handwriting notes by an unknown listener, could be Eddy Pumer. Enjoy. I hope we will hear these one day.

Last updated on June 7, 2020

Songs recorded


1.

Heart Of The Country

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording • "great voice and feel"


2.

Too Many People

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • "embryonic version"


3.

Why Am I Crying

Recording • a.k.a. 4th of July - "embryonic version"


4.

The Back Seat Of My Car

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • "wonderful"


5.

Just Another Day

Recording • "great"


6.

Gypsy Get Around

Recording • a.k.a Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - "on ukulele"


7.

Ram On

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • "on ukulele"


8.

Rupert-Sunshine Sometime

Recording • "cool"


9.

Rupert-Guitar Song Instrumental

Recording • a.k.a. When The Wind Is Blowing - "with whistling"


10.

Rupert-Little Lamb Dragonfly

Recording • "magical"


11.

Smile Away

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • "at the end Paul talks to Linda about having Jimi Hendrix and a jazz drummer for forming a trio to records this song soon"


12.

Love Is Long

Recording • "with Linda and unknown verses"


13.

Eat At Home/Buddy's Breakfast/Indeed I Do

Recording • "medley with Linda, loose"


14.

Monkberry Moon Delight/Frenzy

Recording • "medley, wonderful and crazy"


15.

Get On The Right Thing

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording • "another chat between Paul and Linda at the end about Jimi's possible involvement, great take"



17.

Country Dreamer

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording • "with insects noise"


18.

Long Haired Lady

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording • "with Linda"


19.

I Lie Around

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording • "country feel"


20.

3 Legs

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • "drunk version, totally out of tune"


21.

We're So Sorry

Recording • a.k.a Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - "drunk too"


22.

A Love For You

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • "bluesy slow version"


23.

She Can't Be Found

Recording • a.k.a Hey Diddle - "country tune"


24.

Some People Never Know

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording • "great home version"


25.

Hands Across The Water

Recording • a.k.a. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - "fun but too long"


26.

Tomorrow

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording • "with a fun quote about yesterday at the end, Paul said he wrote this as a game"


27.

Big Barn Bed

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording • "embryonic version on guitar"


28.

Great Day

Written by Paul McCartney

Recording • "with the kids around"


29.

I Am Your Singer

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Recording • "with Linda"

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