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Lucille

Album This song officially appears on the Concerts for the People of Kampuchea 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:

Lucille” is a 1957 rock and roll song which originally recorded by Little Richard. Released on Specialty Records in February 1957, the single reached number 1 on the Billboard R&B chart, 21 on the US pop chart, and number 10 on the UK chart. It was composed by Albert Collins (not to be confused with the blues guitarist of the same name) and Little Richard. First pressings of Specialty 78rpm credit Collins as the sole writer. Little Richard bought half of the song’s rights while Collins was in Louisiana State prison (Angola).

The song foreshadowed the rhythmic feel of 1960s rock music in several ways, including its heavy bassline, slower tempo and straight-quaver drum beat. The scene-setting sections also feature stop-time breaks and no change in harmony, and it has a darker sound because most of the instruments use a low register.

Cover versions

As a rock standard, it has been covered (both in studio recordings and live performances) by many artists, including AC/DC, Status Quo, Wings, The Beatles, Sha Na Na, Mud, The Hollies, The Animals, Paul McCartney, Van Halen, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Winter, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Peter & Gordon, Queen, Deep Purple, the Ian Gillan Band, Sweet, The Everly Brothers, Little Bob Story, Bill Haley & His Comets, Otis Redding, The Sonics, John Entwistle of The Who, The Didjits, and the Detroit band The Rockets. It was also covered by Status Quo as part of their Anniversary Waltz, Pt. 1. John Lennon and Paul McCartney sang the song together during a jam session in 1974, which can be heard on the bootleg A Toot and a Snore in ’74, marking the only known occasion where the former songwriting team performed together after the bitter breakup of The Beatles.

The Beatles cover versions

Recorded live at the BBC on September 3, 1963 (aired: September 17th, 1963) for Pop Go The Beatles #14

Recorded live at the BBC on September 7, 1963 (aired: October 5, 1963) for Saturday Club’s 5th Birthday Edition […]

 

Last updated on September 4, 2016

Lyrics

Lucille, please come back where you belong
Lucille, please come back where you belong
You ran off and married?
Singin' such a beautiful song.

Lucille, please don't do your sister's will
Lucille, please don't do your sister's will
You ran off and married
But I love you still.

Well, I woke up this mornin'
Lucille was not in sight
Asked my friends about it
But all their lips were tight.

Lucille, please come back where you belong
I'm speaking to you, baby
Singin' such a beautiful song.

Well, I woke up this mornin'
Lucille was not in sight
I asked my friends about it
But all their lips were tight.

Lucille, please come back where you belong
I'm speaking to you, baby
You sing such a beautiful song
Come on now, Lucille

Well, I woke up this mornin'?
Lucille was not in sight?
I asked my friends about it
But all their lips were tight.

Lucille, please come back where you belong
Yeah, I'm speaking to you, baby
Sing such a beautiful song.

Well, Lucille, please, don't do your sister's will
Lucille, please, don't you do your sister's will
Well, you ran off and married?
But I love you still.

Officially appears on


Concerts for the People of Kampuchea

Official album • Released in 1981

3:03 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboards, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Guitars
Howie Casey:
Horns
Laurence Juber:
Guitars
Steve Holley:
Drums, Percussion
Thaddeus Richard:
Horns
Tony Ashton:
Keyboards
Gary Brooker:
Keyboards
James Honeyman:
Scott: guitars
Dave Edmunds:
Guitars
Billy Bremner:
Guitars
Pete Townshend:
Guitars
Robert Plant:
Guitars, Vocals
Bruce Thomas:
Bass, Vocals
Ronnie Lane:
Bass, Vocals
John Paul Jones:
Bass, Vocals
Kenney Jones:
Drums, Percussion
Tony Carr:
Drums, Percussion
Morris Pert:
Drums, Percussion
Speedy Acquaye:
Drums, Percussion
John Bonham:
Drums, Percussion
Steve Howard:
Horns
Tony Dorsey:
Horns

Concert From "Concert For The People of Kampuchea" in London, United Kingdom on Dec 29, 1979


Choba B CCCP

Official album • Released in 1991

3:13 • 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


Live At The BBC

Official live • Released in 1994

1:49 • Radio showL2 • The second time they recorded Little Richard’s song for the BBC was for the fifth birthday edition of Saturday Club. Brian Matthew’s nod to the Everlys was because the brothers were fellow guests that day and had also scored a hit with ‘Lucille’.

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Lead guitar

Concert From "Saturday Club" in London, United Kingdom on Oct 05, 1963


On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2

Official live • Released in 2013

2:29 • Radio showL3 • Little Richard’s rocker made the UK Top Ten during the summer of 1957. This is the first recording The Beatles made for the BBC. Their other broad- cast version of "Lucille", taped four days later for Saturday Club, was included in the first volume of Live At The BBC.

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
Ian Grant:
Producer

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Sep 17, 1963


Choba B CCCP (2019 remaster)

Official album • Released in 2019

3:13 • Studio versionA

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

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

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

Bootlegs


First Live Show

Unofficial live

2:52 • Live


A Toot And A Snore In '74

Unofficial album

5:57 • Demo

Session Recording:
Mar 28, 1974
Studio:
The Record Plant West, Los Angeles, USA


The BBC Archives Volume 7

Unofficial album

2:37 • Radio show


The BBC Archives Volume 7

Unofficial album

1:51 • Radio show


It's Now Or Never (The Complete Russian Sessions)

Unofficial album • Released in 1990

3:09 • 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


Live performances

“Lucille” has been played in 18 concerts and 3 soundchecks.

Latest concerts where “Lucille” has been played


Buddy Holly Week

Sep 04, 1990 • Part of Buddy Holly Week


'Take It Away' promotional video filming

Jun 23, 1982 • United Kingdom • Borehamwood • Elstree Studios


Concert For The People of Kampuchea

Dec 29, 1979 • United Kingdom • London • Hammersmith Odeon





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