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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
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

Songs recorded the same day

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Eat at Home” is a 1971 single by Paul and Linda McCartney that also appeared on their album Ram from the same year. The song, a standard rock number, features McCartney on lead vocals, electric guitar, bass and drums and Linda McCartney performing backing vocals.

The single was not released in the UK or the US. It was released in several European countries and reached #7 in the Netherlands and #8 in Norway.

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 “a rollicking, winking sex song.” 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.

From Beatles Bible:

One of five co-written songs on Paul and Linda McCartney’s 1971 album Ram, Eat At Home was written about their love of domestic life together.

In 1975 Paul McCartney was asked about the song, and said it was “a plea for home cooking – it’s obscene“. Certainly the lyrics are a barely-disguised come-on, with eating used as a euphemism for sex.

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

Last updated on November 21, 2018

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

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

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

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
?:
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 versionA

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

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

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 versionA • Stereo version

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

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

Recording:
March-April, 1971
Studio:
Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles


Ram - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2012

3:24 • Studio versionB • Mono • Mono album: 2012 remaster


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
?:
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


Wings Over Europe

Official album • Released in 2018

LiveL2

Concert From the concert in The Hague, Netherlands on Aug 21, 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 “Eat at Home” has been played








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