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Just Because

Album This song officially appears on the CHOBA Á CCCP Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1988
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Just Because” is a song written by Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin and Bob Shelton and originally recorded by Nelstone’s Hawaiians ( Hubert Nelson and James D. Touchstone) in 1929 and later recorded by The Shelton Brothers in 1933. Some sources say that Sydney Robin wrote the song alone and the Sheltons added their name when they recorded it. […]

Elvis Presley recorded the song on September 10, 1954 at the Sun Studios; while it was never released on Sun, it was included on Elvis’s first album, Elvis Presley after he signed to RCA. Paul McCartney later recorded the song in a style that was similar to that of Presley’s version on his Choba B CCCP allbum. […]

Paul McCartney recorded “Just Because” in 1987 for his Choba B CCCP album. From the liner notes of this album:

That’s All Right Mama/Just Because

Paul sings Presley – and two songs from the birth of the legend when Elvis was signed to Memphis-based Sun Records. Owner/producer Sam C Phillips had insisted that if he could discover “a white man with the negro feel”, he’d become a millionaire. He felt that in 19-year-old Elvis Presley he had found such a person.

Paul’s ‘one-take sessions’ have much in common with how Phillips initially recorded Elvis live in the studio. As such, these two tracks come much closer to faithfully recreating the atmosphere synonymous with the legendary Sun Sound rather than concentrating on merely duplicating the sound and nothing else.

Last updated on September 2, 2016

Lyrics

Well, well, well,
Just because you think you're so pretty,
And just because your momma thinks you're hot,
Just because you think you've got something
That nobody else has got,
Well you know you made me spend all my money.
You laughed and called me old Santa Claus.
Well, I'm telling you,
Baby, I'm through with you.
Because, well, well, just because.

Well just because you think I'll be lonesome
And just because you think that I'll be blue
Just because you think I'll be foolish
To stay at home and wait around for you
Well, I'm telling you,
Baby, I'm through with you.
Because, well, well, just because.

Well now you making me drop all my girlfriends
You laugh and call me old Santa Claus
You've caused me to lose all my women
And now, now you say we are through.
Well, I'm telling you
Baby, I'm through with you
Because, well, well just because.

Well there will come a time when you'll be lonesome
And there will come a time when you'll be blue
There will come a time when old Santa
He won't pay the bills for you
Well you said that I'm foolish
Honey, you laughed and called me old Santa Claus.
I'm telling you, yeah, I'm through with you
Because, well, just because.

Well, just because you think you're so pretty
And just because your mama thinks you're the hottest thing in town
Just because you think you've got something
That nobody else has got,
You made me spend all of my money.
You laughed and called me your old Santa Claus.
Well, I'm telling you, baby, I'm through with you
Because, well, well, just because
Because, well well, just because.

Officially appears on


CHOBA Á CCCP

Official album • Released in 1991

3:34 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocal
Mick Green:
Guitar
Chris Whitten:
Drums
Mick Gallagher:
Piano
Peter Henderson:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Jul 20, 1987
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
Jul 22, 1987
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Bootlegs


CHOBA Á CCCP - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

0:33 • Studio versionA1 • Part of 2nd "Choba B CCCP" medley used for promotional purposes.

Session Recording:
Jul 20, 1987
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
Aug 20, 1987


Dome In Rehearsal

Unofficial live

3:21 • Soundcheck

Concert From the concert in Fukuoka, Japan on Nov 18, 1993



Sunset Soundcheck

Unofficial live

3:50 • Soundcheck

Concert From the concert in Washington, USA on Jul 04, 1990


Lumpy Trousers

Unofficial live

3:15 • Soundcheck


Live performances

“Just Because” has been played in 4 soundchecks.


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