The Paul McCartney Project

Cafe On The Left Bank

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the London Town Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1978
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Lyrics

Café on the left bank, ordinary wine
Touching all the girls with your eyes
Tiny crowd of Frenchmen round a TV shop
Watching Charles de Gaulle make a speech

Dancing after midnight, sprawling to the car
Continental breakfast in the bar
English-speaking people drinking German beer
Talking far too loud for their ears

Café on the left bank, ordinary wine
Touching all the girls with your eyes

Dancing after midnight, crawling to the car
Cocktail waitress waiting in the bar
English-speaking people drinking German beer
Talking way too loud for their ears

Officially appears on


London Town

Official album • Released in 1978

3:27 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Percussion (?), Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Keyboards, Percussion (?)
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Percussion (?)
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Percussion (?)
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Joe English:
Drums, Percussion (?)
Mark Vigars:
Assistant engineer
Pete Henderson:
Assistant engineer
Steve Churchyard:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 02, 1977
Studio:
Record Plant Mobile Studio, Fair Carol Yacht, US Virgin Islands

Session Overdubs:
November 1977
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


London Town (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

3:27 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Percussion (?), Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Keyboards, Percussion (?)
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Percussion (?)
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Percussion (?)
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Joe English:
Drums, Percussion (?)
Mark Vigars:
Assistant engineer
Pete Henderson:
Assistant engineer
Steve Churchyard:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 02, 1977
Studio:
Record Plant Mobile Studio, Fair Carol Yacht, US Virgin Islands

Session Overdubs:
November 1977
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.9

Unofficial album

3:08 • Studio version


London Town Roughs And Demos

Unofficial album • Released in 1991

3:09 • Studio version


Water Wings

Unofficial album • Released in 1999

3:33 • Rough mix • From Stereo 1978 Test Pressing Acetate - With Rough Different Mix


Water Wings

Unofficial album • Released in 1999

3:09 • Studio version


London Town Sessions

Unofficial album • Released in 2003

3:05 • Outtake


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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