The Paul McCartney Project

Broomstick

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Young Boy #2 EP.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1997
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

recorded by Paul and Steve Miller on May 4, 1995 and released on April 28, 1997 on cd single 2 of ‘Young Boy’.

From The Beatles Rarity:

“Broomstick,” was begun at Paul’s Hog Hill Mill Studio in Sussex, U.K., on May 4, 1995. It features Steve [Miller] on electric and acoustic guitars. Paul plays drums, another acoustic guitar, an acoustic bass, piano, Hammond organ, percussion and a few sound effects, as well as handling all of the vocals and harmonies. The song ended up being one of three Paul McCartney/Steve Miller contenders for Paul’s Flaming Pie album, released two years later, in May of 1997. The other two, “Young Boy” and “Used To Be Bad,” made it on to the album, with “Young Boy” also being issued on a single.

Last updated on May 16, 2018

Lyrics

As long as we're together, it's gonna be just fine cause I heard it on the wind,
howling through the middle of the mind.
A little pinch of pepper, a little speck of spice,
stir it in the cauldron and come up with something nice.

As long as we're together, it's gonna be just fine cause I heard it on the wind,
howling through the middle of the mind.
Yeah, I heard it on the wind, howling through the middle of the night.

A little dash of magic, a little splash of light,
jump aboard my broomstick, come and join me for a flight.
As long as we're together, it's gonna be just fine,
well, I heard it on the broosmtick, dashing through the middle of the night.
Yeah, there I was, out on my broomstick again.

And he told me once and he told me twice, but I heard in the middle of the night.
A little dash of magic, a little splash of light,
put it in your camera and it's gonna turn out alright
As long as were together, it's gonna be just fine, yeah, all the time, yeah.
You know I heard it on the broomstick, howling through the middle of the mind.

While I was on my broomstick. Well, I heard it on the wind,
howling in the middle of the night.
Oh yeah, as long as we're together, gonna be alright

Officially appears on


Young Boy #2

EP • Released in 1997

5.09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic bass, Acoustic guitar, Drums, Hammond organ, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Sound effects, Vocals and harmonies
Steve Miller:
Bass guitar, Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer

Session Recording:
May 04, 1995
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Bootlegs


Complete Flaming Pie - Sessions & Beyond (1997-1998)

Unofficial album

5:11 • Alternate take • 02


B-Sides Complete Vol. 4

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

5:09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic bass, Acoustic guitar, Drums, Hammond organ, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Sound effects, Vocals and harmonies
Steve Miller:
Bass guitar, Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer

Session Recording:
May 04, 1995
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


UK Singles Collection - Volume 06

Unofficial album • Released in 2007

5:11 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic bass, Acoustic guitar, Drums, Hammond organ, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Sound effects, Vocals and harmonies
Steve Miller:
Bass guitar, Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer

Session Recording:
May 04, 1995
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


Flaming Pie - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

5:10 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic bass, Acoustic guitar, Drums, Hammond organ, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Sound effects, Vocals and harmonies
Steve Miller:
Bass guitar, Electric guitar
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer

Session Recording:
May 04, 1995
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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