The Paul McCartney Project

I Can Bet

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the New 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

I Can Bet” is a song from 2013 album “NEW“, produced by Giles Martin.

My concern about working with Paul on “New” was that he might be jaded, that everything I ever suggested he must have done hundreds of times before. But he treats everything like it’s the first time. He’s not scared of putting a guitar through a Leslie speaker just because The Beatles did. After all, everyone else does it. There’s one on ‘New’ – I Can Bet – if you made a record without using the tricks The Beatles used, it would be complete silence. But he never looks back, and he always wants to try new things

Giles Martin

Last updated on May 28, 2019

Lyrics

Listen to me
We can give it a try
I’ll look you straight in the eye
And pull you to me
What I’m going to do next I leave entirely to your imagination

Do you hear me
If you don’t understand
I’ll take a hold of your hand
And pull you near me
What I’m going to do next I leave entirely to your imagination

I can bet, I can bet
I can bet you’ll never guess
I can bet, I can bet
I can bet that you’ll never guess
Oh no

Come and feel it
We can give it a go
But if you’d rather not know
I won’t reveal it
‘Cause what I’m going to do next I leave entirely to your imagination

I can bet, I can bet
I can bet you’ll never guess
I can bet, I can bet
I can bet that you’ll never guess
Oh no

Be straight with me yeah
Create with me yeah
Don’t wait for me to be steady
I’ve got no plan yeah
But I’m your man yeah
And I’ll be there when you’re ready
What I’m going to do next I leave entirely to your imagination

I can bet, I can bet
I can bet you’ll never guess
I can bet, I can bet
I can bet that you’ll never guess
Oh no

Officially appears on


New

Official album • Released in 2013

3:22 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Moog, Percussion, Tape loops, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Rusty Anderson:
Guitar
Paul Wickens:
Hammond organ
Toby Pitman:
Programming
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 (Deluxe Edition)

Official album • Released in 2013

3:22 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Moog, Percussion, Tape loops, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Rusty Anderson:
Guitar
Paul Wickens:
Hammond organ
Toby Pitman:
Programming
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

3:22 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Moog, Percussion, Tape loops, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Rusty Anderson:
Guitar
Paul Wickens:
Hammond organ
Toby Pitman:
Programming
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

3:22 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Moog, Percussion, Tape loops, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Rusty Anderson:
Guitar
Paul Wickens:
Hammond organ
Toby Pitman:
Programming
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

3:22 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Moog, Percussion, Tape loops, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Rusty Anderson:
Guitar
Paul Wickens:
Hammond organ
Toby Pitman:
Programming
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

3:22 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Drums, Guitar, Moog, Percussion, Tape loops, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Rusty Anderson:
Guitar
Paul Wickens:
Hammond organ
Toby Pitman:
Programming
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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