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Country Dreamer

Album This song officially appears on the Helen Wheels 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1973
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

“Country Dreamer” is the B-side song to the single “Helen Wheels” released by Paul McCartney and Wings on 26 October 1973 in the UK and 12 November 1973 in the US. It was recorded in October 1972, and its country ambiance is similar to “Heart of the Country” from Paul McCartney’s 1971 album Ram.

The song was originally intended to be on Red Rose Speedway when it was to be a double album. It appears as a bonus track on the 1988 CD release of Red Rose Speedway and on the 1993 CD release of Band on the Run included in The Paul McCartney Collection.

Last updated on March 7, 2014

Lyrics

I'd like to walk in a field with you
Take my hat and my boots off too
I'd like to lie in a field with you
Would you like to do it too, May?
Would you like to do it too?

I'd like to stand in a stream with you
Roll my trousers up and not feel blue
I'd like to wash in a stream with you
Would you like to do it too?

You and I, country dreamer
When there's nothing else to do
Me, oh my, country dreamer
Make a country dream come true

I'd like to climb up a hill with you
Stand on top and admire the view
I'd like to roll down a hill with you
Would you like to do it too, may?
Now would you like to do it too?

You and I, country dreamer
When there's nothing else to do
Me, oh my, country dreamer
Make a country dream come true

I'd like to climb up a hill with you
Take my hat and my boots off too
I'd like to lie in a field with you
Would you like to do it too, may?
Would you like to do it too?
Would you like to do it too?

Officially appears on


Helen Wheels

7" Single • Released in 1973

3:12 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Percussion (?), Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Bass
Henry McCullough:
Slide guitar
Denny Seiwell:
Brushes, Drums
Mark Vigars:
Assistant recording engineer
John Barrett:
Assistant mixing engineer
Alan Parsons:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 26, 1972
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jan 10, 1973
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Band On The Run (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

3:12 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Bass
Henry McCullough:
Slide guitar
Denny Seiwell:
Brushes, Drums
Mark Vigars:
Assistant recording engineer
John Barrett:
Assistant mixing engineer
Alan Parsons:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Recording:
Sep 26, 1972
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Band On The Run - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2010

3:10 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Bass
Henry McCullough:
Slide guitar
Denny Seiwell:
Brushes, Drums
Mark Vigars:
Assistant recording engineer
John Barrett:
Assistant mixing engineer
Alan Parsons:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer

Recording:
Sep 26, 1972
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Band On The Run - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2010

2:17 • TV showB • From "One Hand Clapping"

Performed by:
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyDenny LaineJimmy McCullochGeoff Britton
Paul McCartney:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Mark Vigars:
Assistant recording engineer
John Barrett:
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Aug 24, 1974
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


Red Rose Speedway (2018)

Official album • Released in 2018

Studio version

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. 8

Unofficial album

2:16 • Studio version


The Alternate Red Rose Speedway Volume 1: The Original Acetate

Unofficial album

3:10 • Studio version


The Alternate Red Rose Speedway Volume 2: Outtakes & Rough Mixes

Unofficial album

1:53 • Studio version


What A Mean Fiddler

Unofficial live • Released in 1992

2:25 • Live • Backyard Tape


So Long

Unofficial live • Released in 1993

2:24 • Live


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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