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Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Driving Rain Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2001

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions

Related songs


Unreleased song

Related interviews

The "Driving Rain" interview

November 2001 • From

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Song facts

Heather” is a track from Paul McCartney’s 2001 album “Driving Rain“. 

Some tracks from Paul’s original demo were transferred to 16-track analogue tape then loaded into Logic Audio for overdubs on 2nd March 2001. Paul played Piano and sang the vocal then overdubbed electric, acoustic and bass guitar. Abe overdubbed Paul’s Ludwig drums. Rusty overdubbed backing vocals. Gabe overdubbed backing vocals. David overdubbed sampled strings. Ralph Morrison overdubbed violin.

From the liner notes of the album, and from

‘Heather’ – there’s a funny story about this track. It actually came about early one morning. I’d got up and was just jamming on the piano and Heather, who doesn’t know all of The Beatles songs because she’s young, said ‘That’s great – which Beatles song is that?’ I said ‘It’s not, I’m just making it up’. And she’s like ‘What? Now? Making it up now?’ Yeah. Suddenly she’s saying ‘Get it down! You’ve got to get that down, get it on a tape, now!’ I’m saying ‘No, it’s OK, I’m just noodling’, but she’s insisting ‘get it down!’, so we found a little dictaphone and played it into that. And then she said ‘By the way, what’s it called?’ ‘Oh’, I said, ‘It’s called ‘Heather”

Paul McCartney – From “The Driving Rain interview” published on, November 2001

Last updated on January 21, 2021


I'm gonna fly to the moon
Check in outta space

Find me a suitable plot
Build myself a place

There I will stay
For a year and a day
Until the cares of my life blow away

And I will dance to a runcible tune
With the queen of my heart


Officially appears on

Driving Rain

Official album • Released in 2001

3:26 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Executive producer, Piano, Vocals
Rusty Anderson :
Backing vocals
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Gabe Dixon :
Backing vocals
David Kahne :
Mixing, Producer, Strings sampling
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Ralph Morrison :
Paul Hicks :
Recording engineer
Mark Dearnley :
Mixing, Recording engineer
Jaime Sickora :
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills :
Second assistant engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 02, 2001
Studio :
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. 1

Unofficial album

2:00 • Demo • With Donovan - 11/68

MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.26

Unofficial album

0:24 • Studio version • Piano demonstration 11/01

MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.26

Unofficial album

0:13 • Studio version • Piano demonstration 11/01

Driving Rain... In The New Century

Unofficial album • Released in 2002

0:22 • Other • Short rendition from the GMTV, ITV "breakfast show" with Penny Smith.

Recording :
Nov 26, 2001

Driving Rain... In The New Century

Unofficial album • Released in 2002

0:16 • Other • Recorded mid November 2001 for the Dutch "Tros TV Show" with Ivo Niehe, NED2, broadcast 01-12-11.

Recording :
Mid-November 2001

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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