The Paul McCartney Project

I'll Give You A Ring

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Take It Away 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1982

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Lyrics

You look a little lonely
Maybe I could meet you
Tell me where to reach you
And I'll give you a ring

I'll take you to the pictures
I'll miss the second feature
Lord, I can't believe my eyes
I must be dreaming

Give me your number, I'll give you a ring

You look a little hungry
Maybe I could take you
Tell when to wake you up
And I'll give you a ring

I take you to the restaurant
We're looking at the menu
Lord, I can't believe my eyes
I must be dreaming

Give me your number, I'll give you a ring

Oh man
I know I won't be lonely any more
(Won't be lonely any more)
Me and my phone
I'm gonna call your home
I won't be lonely any more
(Won't be lonely any more)

You look a little lonely
Maybe I could meet you
Tell me where to reach you
And I'll give you a ring

I'll take you to the pictures
Miss the second feature
Lord, I can't believe my eyes
I must be dreaming

Give me your number, I'll give you a ring
Give me your number, I'll give you a ring

Oh man
I know I won't be lonely any more
(Won't be lonely any more)
Me and my phone
I'm gonna call your home
I won't be lonely any more
(Won't be lonely any more)

You look a little sleepy
Wanna go to bed, dear?
Tell me can wed, dear
I'll give you a ring

Take you to the chapel
Listen to the sermon
Lord, I can't believe my ears
I must be dreaming

Give me your number, I'll give you a ring
Give me your number, I'll give you a ring
Give me your number, I'll give you a ring

Officially appears on


Take It Away

7" Single • Released in 1982

3:09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Eric Stewart:
Backing vocals
Tony Coe:
Clarinet

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Tug Of War - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2015

Studio version

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. 6

Unofficial album

3:18 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. 7

Unofficial album

2:00 • Studio version

Recording:
August 1974


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.17

Unofficial album

3:04 • Studio version


Tug Of Peace

Unofficial album

3:07 • Outtake


The Piano Tape

Unofficial album • Released in 1992

3:18 • Demo

Recording:
Jul 14, 1974


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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Barry Newton 2 years ago

I've read previously, that this tune dates back to the Venus & Mars sessions in 74 or earlier. That for the most part George Martin's main contributions to this record, Was to write the clarinet score & oversee the overdub session & mixdown .

I'd like to verify this info & similarly, there are quite a few obscure McCartney "B" sides & rarities where info is lacking. Just generally speaking.

I'd always thought of this tune as a charming throwaway with an obvious George Martin influence with Beatley sounding production, like much of TOW & Pipes To Peace. But if it was mostly done before Martin Even heard it, Then Sir George was less involved than I had believed. So which is it ?


The PaulMcCartney Project 2 years ago

Hi Barry,
Thanks for your comment.

"I'll Give You A Ring" has indeed been written early 1974 - it's available in a demo form on The Piano Tape dated this period and was also played during One Hand Clapping.

Overdubs have been done in 1981 before release on the B-Side of "Take It Away"

Hope it clarifies!