Girls' School

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Mull Of Kintyre / Girls’ School 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1977

Song facts

If people want to dance or leap around they just turn the record over and they’ve got it. And if anyone thought we were into just ballads they’re in for a surprise. I suppose a few people will prefer the more rocking side. You see, ‘B’ sides get swallowed and hardly anybody plays them so this time around we did a double ‘A’ so everyone can hear the varied sides of Wings.

Paul McCartney – From interview with Record Mirror, November 1977

After our Australian tour, we were supposed to go to Japan but the Japanese Minister Of Justice decided we couldn’t go in because we’d been a bit naughty. Se we decided to go to Hawaii for a holiday instead and while I was there I looked at the back pages of these American newspapers and in the entertainment section there were all these porn films with titles like ‘School Mistress’, ‘Yuki’, ‘Kid Sister’, ‘Oriental Princess’ and others. I liked the titles so much I wove them into a song. So it’s supposed to be like a pornographic St Trinians.

Paul McCartney – From interview with Record Mirror, November 1977

Lyrics

Sleepy head, kid sister
Lying on the floor
18 years and younger, boy
Well, she knows what she's waiting for

Yuki's a cool school mistress
She's an oriental princess
She shows films in the classroom, boy
The put the paper on the windows

Ah, what can the sisters do?
Ah, girl's school

Head nurse is Sister Scala
Now she's a Spanish doll
She runs a full body out call massage parlor
From the teacher's hail

Ah, what can the sisters do?
Ah, girl's school

Well now, Roxanne's a woman trainer
She puts the Kids to bed
She gives them pills in a paper cup
And she knocks them on the head

Ah, what can the sisters do?
Ah, girl's school

Ah, what can the sisters do?
Ah, girl's school

She shows films in the classroom, boy
The put the paper on the windows, yeah

Ah, what can the sisters do?
Ah, girl's school

Ah, what can the sisters do?
Ah, girl's school

Officially appears on


Mull Of Kintyre / Girls’ School

7" Single • Released in 1977

4:34 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Percussion, Vocals
Denny Laine :
Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Backing vocals, Guitar
Joe English :
Drums, Percussion

Session Recording:
February 7 to March 31, 1977
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

London Town (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

4:38 • Studio version


The 7” Singles Box

7" Single • Released in 2022

4:34 • Studio versionA2022 • 2022 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Percussion, Vocals
Denny Laine :
Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Backing vocals, Guitar
Joe English :
Drums, Percussion

Session Recording:
February 7 to March 31, 1977
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Bootlegs


B-Sides Complete Vol. 1

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

4:34 • Studio versionA


UK Singles Collection - Volume 01

Unofficial album • Released in 2007

4:34 • Studio versionA


Wings Promo Edit Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2013

3:21 • Studio version • 's School promo edit stereo


London Town - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:35 • Studio versionA


London Town - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:23 • Studio version • Promo edit

Latest concerts where Girls' School has been played

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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