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

"Ram" sessions (CBS Studios, New York City)

November 1970 to April 1971

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 • Medley with "Bip Bop"

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 :
Denny Seiwell :
Hugh McCracken :
Acoustic guitar
Tim Geelan :
Ted Brosnan :
Recording assistant
Dixon Van Winkle :

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

Mixed :
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

Performed by :
Paul McCartneyLinda McCartneyDenny SeiwellHugh McCracken
Paul McCartney :
Tim Geelan :
Recording engineer
Ted Brosnan :
Assistant engineer
Ernie Winfrey :
Mixing engineer

Wild Life (2018)

Official album • Released in 2018

2:32 • DemoD • Home Recording

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

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


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 4 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 4 months ago

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