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Eat at Home

Album This song officially appears on the Ram Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1971
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 1970 (Paul McCartney was 28 years old)

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions







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Officially appears on Ram


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Song facts

Eat At Home” is a song from 1971 album “Ram” credited to Paul & Linda McCartney. From Wikipedia:

The song, a standard rock number, features McCartney on lead vocals, electric guitar, bass and drums and Linda McCartney performing backing vocals.

Paul McCartney described the lyrics of “Eat at Home” as “a plea for home cooking – it’s obscene.” Beatle biographer John Blaney described it as fitting within the theme of many of McCartney’s songs of the period, “extolling the virtues of domestic bliss and…the love of a good woman.” Music professor Vincent Benitez also considers the theme to be a celebration of Paul’s domestic bliss with Linda in the wake of the Beatles’ breakup.

Eat at Home” is in the key of A major. It is a three-chord rock song, with predominant use of the tonic chord of A, the dominant chord of E and the subdominant chord of D. It also employs the leading-tone chord of G in turnaround sections between the verses and the bridge passages. Blaney described the music as being an “upbeat slice of retro-pop” that was influenced by McCartney’s hero Buddy Holly.

Music critic Stewart Mason of AllMusic described it as McCartney’s homage to Buddy Holly, and Stephen Thomas Erlewine, also of Allmusic, described it as “a rollicking, winking sex song.” In a contemporary review for RAM, Jon Landau of Rolling Stone described “Eat at Home” as one of two only good songs he enjoyed on the album, also comparing it to Buddy Holly.

Although John Lennon was highly critical of many of the songs on Ram, feeling they were veiled attacks on him, he publicly admitted that he enjoyed this particular song quite a bit.

Although not released as a single in the UK or the US, “Eat at Home” was released as a single in several European countries, South America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, and reached #7 in the Netherlands and #6 in Norway. Even in the US it received considerable radio airplay without having been released as a single.

Eat At Home” was the opening song for most concerts of the 1972 Wings Over Europe tour.

Last updated on June 6, 2020

Lyrics

C'mon, little lady
Lady let's eat at home
C'mon, little lady
Lady let's eat at home
Eat at home, eat at home

Bring the love that you feel for me-hee
Into line with the love I see
And in the morning you'll bring to me-hee love

Come on little lady
Lady let's eat in bed
Eat in bed eat in bed

Bring the love that you feel for me-hee
Into line with the love I see
And in the morning you'll bring to me-hee love

C'mon little lady
Lady now don't do that.
C'mon on little lady,
Lady now don't do that do that do that.

Do that to to to too to to to tooo
To to too do that
Oh no

Officially appears on


Ram

Official album • Released in 1971

3:25 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer, Vocals
Denny Seiwell :
Drums
David Spinozza :
Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg :
Mix engineer
Jim Guercio :
Recording engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

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


Ram (Mono - promotional)

Official album • Released in 1971

3:25 • Studio versionB • Mono

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer, Vocals
Denny Seiwell :
Drums
David Spinozza :
Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg :
Mix engineer
Jim Guercio :
Recording engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

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


Eat At Home / Smile Away

7" Single • Released in 1971

3:25 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer, Vocals
Denny Seiwell :
Drums
David Spinozza :
Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg :
Mix engineer
Jim Guercio :
Recording engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

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


Thrillington

Official album • Released in 1977

3:30 • Studio versionC • Instrumental version

Percy "Thrills" Thrillington :
Producer
Richard Hewson :
Arrangements, Orchestration
Tony Clark :
Mixing, Recording
Vic Flick :
Guitar
Clem Cattini :
Drums
Herbie Flowers :
Bass
Steve Gray :
Piano
Roger Coulan :
Organ
Jim Lawless :
Percussion, Timbales
Alan Parsons :
Second engineer
The Swingle Singers :
Vocals
Unknown musician(s) :
Saxophone
The Mike Sammes Singers :
Vocals (?)

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 16, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Ram (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

3:25 • Studio versionA1993 • Stereo • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer, Vocals
Denny Seiwell :
Drums
David Spinozza :
Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg :
Mix engineer
Jim Guercio :
Recording engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
March 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

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


RAM (by DCC Compact Classics)

Official album • Released in 1993

3:25 • Studio versionA1993.1 • 1993 remaster by Steve Hoffman

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer, Vocals
Denny Seiwell :
Drums
David Spinozza :
Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg :
Mix engineer
Jim Guercio :
Recording engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Steve Hoffman :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

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


Ram - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2012

3:23 • Studio versionA2012 • Stereo • 2012 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer, Vocals
Denny Seiwell :
Drums
David Spinozza :
Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg :
Mix engineer
Jim Guercio :
Recording engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

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


Ram - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2012

3:24 • Studio versionB2012 • Mono • 2012 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Producer, Vocals
Denny Seiwell :
Drums
David Spinozza :
Electric guitar
Eirik Wangberg :
Mix engineer
Jim Guercio :
Recording engineer
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
March-April 1971
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

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


Ram - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2012

3:30 • Studio versionC2012 • Thrillington: 2012 remaster

Percy "Thrills" Thrillington :
Producer
Richard Hewson :
Arrangements, Orchestration
Tony Clark :
Mixing, Recording
Vic Flick :
Guitar
Clem Cattini :
Drums
Herbie Flowers :
Bass
Steve Gray :
Piano
Roger Coulan :
Organ
Jim Lawless :
Percussion, Timbales
Alan Parsons :
Second engineer
The Swingle Singers :
Vocals
Unknown musician(s) :
Saxophone
The Mike Sammes Singers :
Vocals (?)

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 16, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


2012 exclusive downloads

Official album • Released in 2012

4:32 • LiveL1

Concert From the concert in Groningen, Netherlands on Aug 19, 1972


Bootlegs




Wings Over Amsterdam

Unofficial live • Released in 2001

3:24 • Live

Concert From the concert in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Aug 20, 1972


Live In Groningen - August 19, 1972

Unofficial live • Released in 2001

3:19 • Live

Concert From the concert in Groningen, Netherlands on Aug 19, 1972


Wild Live

Unofficial live • Released in 2001

3:17 • Live

Concert From the concert in Aarhus, Denmark on Aug 14, 1972


Live performances

“Eat at Home” has been played in 12 concerts.

Latest concerts where has been played








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