- Album This song officially appears on the McCartney III Official album.
This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions
April - June 2020 ?
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“Lavatory Lil’” is a track from 2020 album “McCartney III“.
Tell us about “Lavatory Lil”. This is a bit of light relief?
To tell you the truth, she was someone we rubbed up against. You get a few of ’em in life, these people who screw you over. I thought, ‘I’ll have you. I’ll write a song. You’ll never know it’s about you because I won’t tell anyone. But I’ll know. And people who know who I’m talking about will know.’ So I drew on my dislike of this individual and made her into a song character. It’s a simple little song, and I love playing it. The vocal was the first take. It’s like I say, if you think you’re doing a posh, important album, you might go over the vocal and think you can improve it. But this was: “It’ll do.” My missus gave me this beautiful little 1954 Telecaster which I haven’t played too much until this album, so it gave me a great chance on the lead part of “Lil”.Paul McCartney, in UNCUT interview, January 2021
“Lavatory Lil” is a parody of someone I didn’t like. Someone I was working with who turned out to be a bit of a baddie. I thought things were great; it turned nasty. So I made up the character Lavatory Lil and remembered some of the things that had gone on and put them in the song. I don’t need to be more specific than that. I will never divulge who it was.Paul McCartney – from interview with New York Times, November 29, 2020
Last updated on November 30, 2020
You think she's being friendly
But she's looking for a Bentley
She says it's hunky-dory
When she's telling you a story
But she really thinks you’re making her ill
Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.