The Paul McCartney Project

My Carnival

Album This song officially appears on the Spies Like Us 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1985
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

My Carnival – Recorded on February 12, 1975, in the Sea Saint Studios, New Orleans, during the Venus And Mars sessions. Bookmarked for both the 1978 and 1981 collections and officially released on November 18, 1985 as the b-side of ‘Spies Like Us.’

Last updated on April 22, 2016

Lyrics

It's my carnival, it's a lovely day
Well, it's my carnival, it's a lovely day
Well, all you people getting ready to play
I want to hear you say, come on down
This is my carnival, it's a lovely day

It's my carnival, it's a lovely day
This is my carnival, it's a lovely day
All you people getting ready to play
I wanna hear you say, come on down
It's my carnival, it's a lovely day

It's my carnival, it's a lovely day
This is my carnival, it's a lovely day
All you people getting ready to play
I wanna hear you say, come down
This is my carnival, it's a lovely day

It's is my carnival, it's a lovely day
It's is my carnival, it's a lovely day
All you people getting ready to play
I wanna hear you say, oh
It's my carnival, it's a lovely day

Officially appears on


Spies Like Us

7" Single • Released in 1985

3:59 • Studio version

Paul McCartney:
Crowd vocals, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Crowd vocals, Piano
Denny Laine:
Backing vocals, Bass, Crowd vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Crowd vocals, Electric guitar
Joe English:
Crowd vocals, Drums
Tony Dorsey:
Crowd vocals, Trombone
Alan O'Duffy:
Engineer
Ken Lexton:
Crowd vocals, Trumpet
George Porter Jr.:
Cow-bell, Crowd vocals
Benny Spellman:
Bass backing vocals, Crowd vocals

Venus And Mars (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

3:59 • Studio version


Venus And Mars - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2014

Studio version

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.9

Unofficial album

3:20 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.9

Unofficial album

3:33 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.9

Unofficial album

3:46 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.20

Unofficial album

5:56 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.20

Unofficial album

8:57 • Studio version


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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