Don't Cry Baby

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the McCartney - Archive Collection Official album.

Master release


Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


"McCartney" home recordings

Late December 1969 to Jan 03, 1970


Related songs


Oo You

Officially appears on McCartney

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Song facts

Don’t Cry Baby” is an ad-lib track, recorded in early 1970 and released on the 2011 reissue of Paul McCartney’s debut solo album, “McCartney“.

This song contains an intro of Paul singing a lullaby to his daughter, it was mixed into the beginning of ‘Oo You’ (instrumental)

From the liner notes of “McCartney – Archive Collection“, 2011

Last updated on April 15, 2022

Officially appears on


McCartney - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2011

3:08 • OuttakeA • Stereo • Medley with "Oo You". In the liner notes, it is indicated this track was recorded at "Rude Studio (unknown date)", which is inaccurate, as Rude Studio (Paul's recording studio in Scotland) didn't exist early 1970.

Paul McCartney :
Mix engineer, Producer
John Kurlander :
Assistant mix engineer

Session Recording:
Late December 1969 ?
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, St. John's Wood, UK ?

Session Mixing:
Feb 24, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Bootlegs


McCartney - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:08 • OuttakeA • Stereo • Medley with "Oo You". In the liner notes, it is indicated this track was recorded at "Rude Studio (unknown date)", which is inaccurate, as Rude Studio (Paul's recording studio in Scotland) didn't exist early 1970.

Paul McCartney :
Mix engineer, Producer
John Kurlander :
Assistant mix engineer

Session Recording:
Late December 1969 ?
Studio :
At home, Cavendish Avenue, St. John's Wood, UK ?

Session Mixing:
Feb 24, 1970
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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