The Paul McCartney Project

Hey Diddle

Album This song officially appears on the Wingspan Hits And History Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2001

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions







Overdubs for Cold Cuts project

September / October 1986

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Song facts

Hey Diddle – The instrumental basic track was recorded on October 26, 1970 in the Columbia Studios, New York, during the Ram sessions. Later, the track received further overdubs when Wings were in Nashville in the summer of 1974 with the help of musicians such as Chet Atkins and Floyd Cramer.

Last updated on April 22, 2016

Officially appears on


Wingspan Hits And History

Official album • Released in 2001

Studio versionA • 2001 remaster

Geoff Emerick :
Remastering
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Ram - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2012

3:50 • Studio versionB • Dixon Van Winkle Mix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Irish whistle, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Vocals
Denny Seiwell :
Irish whistle (?), Percussion (?)
Hugh McCracken :
Acoustic guitar (?)
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Dixon Van Winkle :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 26, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Mixing:
Jul 08, 1971
Studio :
A&R Studios, New York City


Venus And Mars - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2014

3:51 • Studio versionC • Ernie Winfrey Mix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Irish whistle, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Vocals
Denny Seiwell :
Irish whistle (?), Percussion (?)
Hugh McCracken :
Acoustic guitar (?)
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant recording engineer
Lloyd Green :
Pedal steel guitar
Ernie Winfrey :
Mixing engineer
Margie Cates :
Fiddle
Marcy Cates :
Fiddle

Session Recording:
Oct 26, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Jul 08, 1974
Studio :
Soundshop Recording Studios, Nashville, USA

Session More overdubs:
July 1974
Studio :
Soundshop Recording Studios, Nashville, USA

Session Mixing:
July 1974
Studio :
Soundshop Recording Studios, Nashville, USA


Wild Life - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2018

2:32 • DemoD • Home Recording

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartney
Paul McCartney :
Producer
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

Session Recording:
Jun 06, 1971
Studio :
Campbeltown, Scotland

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. 7

Unofficial album

3:45 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. 7

Unofficial album

3:46 • Studio version


Complete Cold Cuts

Unofficial album

3:49 • Alternate take


Complete Cold Cuts

Unofficial album

3:45 • Alternate take


Complete Cold Cuts

Unofficial album

3:46 • Alternate take


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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Roosevelt Rocha 1 years ago

Hello. I would like to know who plays the violin in the Ernie Winfrey mixing version, which appears in the Venus and Mars 2014 recording. Thanks a lot. I love this song.


Steve Morley 11 months ago

Roosevelt Rocha -- the twin fiddles on "Hey Diddle" were played by sisters Marcy and Margie Cates, who recorded as The Cates Sisters in addition to playing Nashville ses


The PaulMcCartney Project 11 months ago

Thanks @Steve, I didn't know that !!


Andrew Lynch 6 months ago

Great sight and I love all the hard work. I think the Wingspan version was a home recording done outdoors.


The PaulMcCartney Project 6 months ago

Thanks @andrew ! Infos on Wingspan are sparse.. Thanks for this !