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La De Da

Album This song officially appears on the Vertical Man Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1998

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Song facts

La De Da” is a song from Ringo Starr’s 1998 album, “Vertical Man“. It features Paul McCartney on the bass and on backing vocals. Paul’s contribution was recorded in September 1997 at his Hog Hill Mill Studio, and couple of images appeared on the promotional video for “La De Da“.

Last updated on July 11, 2020

Lyrics

La, la de da
All you got to say is la de da

I live my life, it's only right
Because I can't live your life for you
I'm satisfied, feeling high
Because I found out just what to do
Oh, you can bet I never let the things I get get the best of me
When I get blue, here's what I do and so can you
It is no mystery when you sing

La la de da, like que sera sera
Whatever la de da, la de da
All you got to say is la de da

You don't need to cry (cry)
No reason why is ever good enough for me
We can take a walk, just laugh and talk
Whatever's going to be will be
And when it rains I don't complain, I'm like a train, I just keep rolling on
Sometimes you lose, you blow a fuse, you're not immune
To what's been going on, sing along

And when you're down, it can be found
Turn it around, you know the remedy
(You always get what you always get you always get what you always get)
Just cut some slack, don't look back Because it's a fact it will be okay
When you say

Just like Doris Day said que sera
La la de da, la la de da, la la de da
All you got to say is la de da
All I got to say is, all we got to say is
It's the only way is la de da
La la de da, la la de da, La la de da
Come on, everybody
La la de da
This one's for you, mate
La la de da
It went la de da, I say
La la de da, la la de da
Come on, join me with this line!
La la de da, la la de da, la

Variations


A Album version

A1 Radio Edit

Officially appears on


Vertical Man

Official album • Released in 1998

5:41 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Bongo, Drums, Percussion, Producer, Vocals
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
Van Dyke Parks :
Backing vocals
Mark Hudson :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer
Dean Grakal :
Backing vocals
Steve Dudas :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Barbara Bach :
Backing vocals
Joe Walsh :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Slide guitar
Timothy B. Schmit :
Backing vocals
Jim Cox :
Hammond b3
Steven Tyler :
Backing vocals
Tommy Harrison :
Backing vocals
Tina Stern :
Backing vocals
Tatiana von Furstenberg :
Backing vocals
Stuart Lerner :
Backing vocals
Steve Greenberg :
Backing vocals
Scott Gordon :
Backing vocals, Recording engineer
Scott Brown :
Backing vocals
Sally Parks :
Backing vocals
Ronni Grakal :
Backing vocals
Phil Leavitt :
Backing vocals
Nils Lofgren :
Backing vocals
Michael Gurley :
Backing vocals
Lee Starkey :
Backing vocals
Marjorie Rufus-Isaacs :
Backing vocals
Keith Allison :
Backing vocals
Kay Harrison :
Backing vocals
Joie Calio :
Backing vocals
Jim Cushinery :
Backing vocals
Jennifer Sylvor :
Backing vocals
Jean Schmitt :
Backing vocals
James Barber :
Backing vocals
Gabriella Paglia :
Backing vocals
Eric Greedy :
Backing vocals
Eric Gardner :
Backing vocals
Elizabeth Parks :
Backing vocals
Doug Fieger :
Backing vocals
Dawn Hoenie :
Backing vocals
Daniel Lanois :
Backing vocals
Christopher Grakal :
Backing vocals
Bruce Grakal :
Backing vocals
Blake Brown :
Backing vocals
Astrid Barber :
Backing vocals

Session Overdubs:
Sep 29, 1997
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


La De Da

CD Single • Released in 1998

4:14 • Studio versionA1 • Radio Edit

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Bongo, Drums, Percussion, Producer, Vocals
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
Van Dyke Parks :
Backing vocals
Mark Hudson :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer
Dean Grakal :
Backing vocals
Steve Dudas :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Barbara Bach :
Backing vocals
Joe Walsh :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Slide guitar
Timothy B. Schmit :
Backing vocals
Jim Cox :
Hammond b3
Steven Tyler :
Backing vocals
Tommy Harrison :
Backing vocals
Tina Stern :
Backing vocals
Tatiana von Furstenberg :
Backing vocals
Stuart Lerner :
Backing vocals
Steve Greenberg :
Backing vocals
Scott Gordon :
Backing vocals, Recording engineer
Scott Brown :
Backing vocals
Sally Parks :
Backing vocals
Ronni Grakal :
Backing vocals
Phil Leavitt :
Backing vocals
Nils Lofgren :
Backing vocals
Michael Gurley :
Backing vocals
Lee Starkey :
Backing vocals
Marjorie Rufus-Isaacs :
Backing vocals
Keith Allison :
Backing vocals
Kay Harrison :
Backing vocals
Joie Calio :
Backing vocals
Jim Cushinery :
Backing vocals
Jennifer Sylvor :
Backing vocals
Jean Schmitt :
Backing vocals
James Barber :
Backing vocals
Gabriella Paglia :
Backing vocals
Eric Greedy :
Backing vocals
Eric Gardner :
Backing vocals
Elizabeth Parks :
Backing vocals
Doug Fieger :
Backing vocals
Dawn Hoenie :
Backing vocals
Daniel Lanois :
Backing vocals
Christopher Grakal :
Backing vocals
Bruce Grakal :
Backing vocals
Blake Brown :
Backing vocals
Astrid Barber :
Backing vocals

Session Overdubs:
Sep 29, 1997
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


La De Da

CD Single • Released in 1998

5:41 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Bongo, Drums, Percussion, Producer, Vocals
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
Van Dyke Parks :
Backing vocals
Mark Hudson :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer
Dean Grakal :
Backing vocals
Steve Dudas :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Barbara Bach :
Backing vocals
Joe Walsh :
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Slide guitar
Timothy B. Schmit :
Backing vocals
Jim Cox :
Hammond b3
Steven Tyler :
Backing vocals
Tommy Harrison :
Backing vocals
Tina Stern :
Backing vocals
Tatiana von Furstenberg :
Backing vocals
Stuart Lerner :
Backing vocals
Steve Greenberg :
Backing vocals
Scott Gordon :
Backing vocals, Recording engineer
Scott Brown :
Backing vocals
Sally Parks :
Backing vocals
Ronni Grakal :
Backing vocals
Phil Leavitt :
Backing vocals
Nils Lofgren :
Backing vocals
Michael Gurley :
Backing vocals
Lee Starkey :
Backing vocals
Marjorie Rufus-Isaacs :
Backing vocals
Keith Allison :
Backing vocals
Kay Harrison :
Backing vocals
Joie Calio :
Backing vocals
Jim Cushinery :
Backing vocals
Jennifer Sylvor :
Backing vocals
Jean Schmitt :
Backing vocals
James Barber :
Backing vocals
Gabriella Paglia :
Backing vocals
Eric Greedy :
Backing vocals
Eric Gardner :
Backing vocals
Elizabeth Parks :
Backing vocals
Doug Fieger :
Backing vocals
Dawn Hoenie :
Backing vocals
Daniel Lanois :
Backing vocals
Christopher Grakal :
Backing vocals
Bruce Grakal :
Backing vocals
Blake Brown :
Backing vocals
Astrid Barber :
Backing vocals

Session Overdubs:
Sep 29, 1997
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Bootlegs


Alone Together Vol.2

Unofficial album • Released in 2014

0:37 • Alternate take • Rehearsal with Paul McCartney


Alone Together Vol.2

Unofficial album • Released in 2014

4:25 • Alternate take • Alternate Mix, 4'24 version


Alone Together Vol.2

Unofficial album • Released in 2014

2:12 • Alternate take • unreleased short 2'11 version

Videos

Album • Vertical Man

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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