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Mine For Me

Album This song officially appears on the Smiler Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1974

Other songs given away in 1974

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Song facts

Mine For Me” is a song written by Paul and Linda McCartney, given away to Rod Steward who recorded it for his 1974 album Smiler. The song has been released as a single, and reached number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100, in the US.

There are two known and somehow conflicting quotes from Paul related to “Mine for Me“. During a press conference on May 12th 1973 in Oxford (prior to the concert with Wings), Paul was asked:

Why did you do the Ringo song? (in reference to the song “Six O’Clock“)
I would do it for any friend. I would do it for Rod Stewart if he rang up…

Being told about this interview, Rod Steward rang Paul, and Paul wrote “Mine For Me“. The other quote is the following:

It was just the result of another drunken night, I suppose. It’s nice to write for someone like Rod, because he’s got such a distinctive voice. You can hear him singing it as you are doing it. Certain people… well, they are just a bit boring, and you write boring songs for them” (Paul McCartney, 1974)

On November, 27th 1974,  The Faces with Rod Stewart played at Lewisham Odeon. Paul and Linda McCartney came along to watch. While they didn’t intend to come on stage, Rod called the two of them up on stage to sing along on “Mine For Me“. This performance has been filmed and shown on Midnight Special on April, 25th 1975; Midnight Special was an American late-night musical variety series that aired on NBC during the 1970s and early 1980s.

Last updated on April 1, 2015

Lyrics

In a couple of hours I'll be drivin' home to the one I love
So save your breath, sweet painted lady, it won't be me
Over the mountain and under the sea
They'll never be another one like mine for me

It was only an hour or so ago that I sang my song
Persuaded painted ladies that I could say I'd been free
Over the mountain and under the sea
They'll never be another one like mine for me

Mine is always, mine is grand
Don't you know that the woman that love me she understands
And can't you see that it's mine for me?

And in a couple of hours I'll be driving home to the one I love
So save your breath, sweet painted lady, it won't be me
Over the mountain and under the sea
They'll never be another one like mine for me
You're for me

Mine is always, mine is grand
Don't you know that the woman that love me she understands
And can't you see that it's mine for me?

They'll never be another one like mine for me
They'll never be another one like mine for me
They'll never be another one like you for me

Officially appears on


Smiler

Official album • Released in 1974

4:02 • Studio version

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals

Live performances

“Mine For Me” has been played in 1 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Mine For Me” has been played


Lewisham, South London • Odeon Cinema

Nov 27, 1974 • United Kingdom • Lewisham, South London • Odeon Cinema


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