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Get Me Out Of Here

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the New (Deluxe Edition) Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2013
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

Get Me Out Of Here” is a song from the Deluxe edition of 2013 “NEW” album. On it, Paul plays a Ngoni, an African instrument he was given when performing with Africa Express on September 2012. From Wikipedia:

The ngoni or “n’goni” is a string instrument originating in West Africa. Its body is made of wood or calabash with dried animal (often goat) skin head stretched over it. The ngoni, which can produce fast melodies, appears to be closely related to the akonting and the xalam. This is called a jeli ngoni as it is played by griots at celebrations and special occasions in traditional songs called fasas in Mandingo. Another larger type, believed to have originated among the donso (a hunter and storyteller caste of the Wasulu people) is called the donso ngoni. This is still largely reserved for ceremonial purposes. The donso ngoni, or “hunter’s harp” has six strings. It is often accompanies singing along with the karagnan, a serrated metal tube scraped with a metal stick. The Donso Ngoni was mentioned by Richard Jobson in the 1620s, describing it as the most commonly used instrument in the Gambra(Gambia). He described it as an instrument with a great gourd for a belly at the bottom of a long neck with six strings. The smaller kamale ngoni has entered popular musical styles such as Wassoulou music. […]

So I took it in the studio the next day. We had this track and I used this instrument. It made this great (rhythmic) noise. Luckily the strings on it fitted exactly with the bass part. Well, it became the bass part. Yeah, that was just one of those things. It just fitted really nicely – from Africa Express through Damon [Albarn singer of the band Blur], through a tribe in Africa to the studio.

Paul McCartney, MPL documentary “Something New“, 2013

Last updated on May 26, 2019

Lyrics

I get a feeling when they call my name
Feels like we’re all involved in some kind of game
Oh boy, get me out of here
Oh boy, let me out of here

I hear the taxman knocking at my door
I’ve got a feeling he’ll be asking for more
Oh boy, get me out of here
Oh boy, someone get me out of here

Yeah, when we fight I don’t know what to say
If feels so bad and yet I can’t run away
Oh boy, oh boy someone get me out of here
I’m a celebrity
Oh boy, someone get me out of here

I see the doctor coming down the street
I got no fever, but I’m feeling the heat
Oh boy, someone get me out of here

Officially appears on


New (Deluxe Edition)

Official album • Released in 2013

3:09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Guitar, Ngoni, Vocals, Washboard and thimbles
Rusty Anderson:
Water bottle
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Backing vocals, Bass drum, Djembe drum
Brian Ray:
Backing vocals, Conga drums
Giles Martin:
Producer
Kevin Mills:
Assistant mixing engineer (?), Assistant recording engineer (?)
Sam Okell:
Recording engineer (?)
Mark 'Spike' Stent:
Mixing engineer
Geoff Swan:
Assistant mixing engineer (?)
Adam Miller:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
John Prestage:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Laurence Anslow:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Tom Bailey:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Bill Rahko:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Nicolas Essig:
Assistant recording engineer (?)

Session Recording:
February - March 2013
Studio:
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
April 2013
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
April 2013
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


New (Japan Edition)

Official album • Released in 2013

3:09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Guitar, Ngoni, Vocals, Washboard and thimbles
Rusty Anderson:
Water bottle
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Backing vocals, Bass drum, Djembe drum
Brian Ray:
Backing vocals, Conga drums
Giles Martin:
Producer
Kevin Mills:
Assistant mixing engineer (?), Assistant recording engineer (?)
Sam Okell:
Recording engineer (?)
Mark 'Spike' Stent:
Mixing engineer
Geoff Swan:
Assistant mixing engineer (?)
Adam Miller:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
John Prestage:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Laurence Anslow:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Tom Bailey:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Bill Rahko:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Nicolas Essig:
Assistant recording engineer (?)

Session Recording:
February - March 2013
Studio:
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
April 2013
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
April 2013
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


New (Collector's Edition)

Official album • Released in 2014

3:09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Guitar, Ngoni, Vocals, Washboard and thimbles
Rusty Anderson:
Water bottle
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Backing vocals, Bass drum, Djembe drum
Brian Ray:
Backing vocals, Conga drums
Giles Martin:
Producer
Kevin Mills:
Assistant mixing engineer (?), Assistant recording engineer (?)
Sam Okell:
Recording engineer (?)
Mark 'Spike' Stent:
Mixing engineer
Geoff Swan:
Assistant mixing engineer (?)
Adam Miller:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
John Prestage:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Laurence Anslow:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Tom Bailey:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Bill Rahko:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Nicolas Essig:
Assistant recording engineer (?)

Session Recording:
February - March 2013
Studio:
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
April 2013
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
April 2013
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


New (2014 Japan Tour Edition)

Official album • Released in 2014

3:09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Guitar, Ngoni, Vocals, Washboard and thimbles
Rusty Anderson:
Water bottle
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Backing vocals, Bass drum, Djembe drum
Brian Ray:
Backing vocals, Conga drums
Giles Martin:
Producer
Kevin Mills:
Assistant mixing engineer (?), Assistant recording engineer (?)
Sam Okell:
Recording engineer (?)
Mark 'Spike' Stent:
Mixing engineer
Geoff Swan:
Assistant mixing engineer (?)
Adam Miller:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
John Prestage:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Laurence Anslow:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Tom Bailey:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Bill Rahko:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Nicolas Essig:
Assistant recording engineer (?)

Session Recording:
February - March 2013
Studio:
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
April 2013
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
April 2013
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Bootlegs


New - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Guitar, Ngoni, Vocals, Washboard and thimbles
Rusty Anderson:
Water bottle
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Backing vocals, Bass drum, Djembe drum
Brian Ray:
Backing vocals, Conga drums
Giles Martin:
Producer
Kevin Mills:
Assistant mixing engineer (?), Assistant recording engineer (?)
Sam Okell:
Recording engineer (?)
Mark 'Spike' Stent:
Mixing engineer
Geoff Swan:
Assistant mixing engineer (?)
Adam Miller:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
John Prestage:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Laurence Anslow:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Tom Bailey:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Bill Rahko:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Nicolas Essig:
Assistant recording engineer (?)

Session Recording:
February - March 2013
Studio:
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
April 2013
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
April 2013
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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