The Paul McCartney Project

Coquette

Album This song officially appears on the Run Devil Run Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1999
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

Coquette” is a song by Fats Domino, released as the B-Side of “Whole Lotta Loving” in October 1958. A cover by Paul McCartney appears on “Run Devil Run” released in 1999.

From the liner notes of “Run Devil Run”:

An obscure Fats Domino B-side. “It’s just me singing Fats. We tried fixing little bits of it because I thought ‘God, this is too much like a pub singer’ … but we ended up going back to the earliest mix, it just has a feeling“.

From an interview with Laura Gross (promotional interview for “Run Devil Run” in 1999):

Paul McCartney: Coquette was a B-side of Fats Domino’s, that, I always liked the tune. Hear me, why you been fooling, little Coquette. It’s just a charming little song and I always loved it, you know. And it was just one of mine that I always meant to do one of these days, either with the Beatles or, it never came up. So, I just remembered it. I thought, right, got to do that one. So that’s one, that’s got a bit of a retro sound. It’s, it’s really me doing Fats, you know. I love it so much that I couldn’t do it any other way.

Last updated on September 21, 2016

Lyrics

Hear me, why you keep fooling, little coquette
Making fun of the one who loves you?
Breaking hearts you are ruling, little coquette
True hearts tenderly dreaming of you

Someday you'll fall in love as I fell in love with you
Maybe the one you love will just be fooling too
And when you are alone with all your regrets
You know, my little coquette, I love you

Mm, someday you'll fall in love as I fell in love with you
Now, maybe the one you love will just be fooling too
And when you are alone with all your regrets, oo oo
Now, you know, my little coquette, I love you

Officially appears on


Run Devil Run

Official album • Released in 1999

2:43 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass guitar, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocal
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Mick Green:
Electric guitar
David Gilmour:
Electric guitar
Ian Paice:
Drums
Pete Wingfield:
Piano
Chris Thomas:
Producer
Paul Hicks:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 01, 1999
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Bootlegs


Run Devil Run - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

2:43 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass guitar, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocal
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Mick Green:
Electric guitar
David Gilmour:
Electric guitar
Ian Paice:
Drums
Pete Wingfield:
Piano
Chris Thomas:
Producer
Paul Hicks:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 01, 1999
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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