The Paul McCartney Project

My Valentine

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Kisses On the Bottom Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2012

Original songs from the 'Kisses On The Bottom' sessions

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Song facts

From DailyMail:

They wed in a lavish ceremony in October last year. And Paul McCartney, 70, has now lifted the lid on how a rainy day inspired him to write a song about wife Nancy Shevell. The singer famously wrote a love letter to his American heiress wife on Valentine’s Day while on holiday in Morocco. […]

The former Beatles star wrote the tune on a rainy day while on holiday in Morocco as the couple about their hotel to keep dry. Paul revealed: ‘We were on holiday together, Nancy and I, and it was raining, it’s kind of led me towards a kind of minor-y type thing and the sentiment of you know, oh it’s raining.’

‘I wrote the song on Valentine’s Day in Morocco where we were on holiday and it had been raining, and I’d said “oh pity about the rain” and all of that, and she’d said to me “it doesn’t matter, we’ll have a good time” – and I really liked that because I know there’s nothing you can do about weather.’

‘So I was in the foyer of the hotel, knocking around on this old Joanna that the Irish pianist played in the evenings and because it was raining, because it was not sort of sunny and bright and everyone milling around, this minor-y melody came out and the words were pretty much what I was thinking really, they just spilled out.’

Last updated on January 13, 2014

Lyrics

What if it rained
We didn't care
She said that someday soon the sun was gonna shine
And she was right, this love of mine
My valentine

As days and night
Would pass me by
I’d tell myself that I was waiting for a sign
Then she appeared, a love so fine
My valentine

And I will love her for life
And I will never let a day go by
Without remembering the reasons why
She makes me certain that I can fly

And so I do
Without a care
I know that someday soon the sun is gonna shine
And she'll be there, this love of mine
My valentine

Solo

What if it rained
We didn't care
She said that someday soon the sun was gonna shine
And she was right, this love of mine
My valentine

Officially appears on


Kisses On the Bottom

Official album • Released in 2012

3:14 • Studio version

Paul McCartney:
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma:
Producer
Diana Krall:
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
Karriem Riggins:
Drums
Robert Hurst:
Bass
John Pizzarelli:
Guitar
London Symphony Orchestra:
Orchestra
Alan Broadbent:
Orchestra arrangement, Orchestra conductor
Roman Simovic:
Concertmaster
Eric Clapton:
Guitar

Studio:
Avatar Studios, New York - London Symphony Orchestra recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London


Kisses On The Bottom - Complete Kisses

Official album • Released in 2012

3:14 • Studio version


Kisses On The Bottom - Complete Kisses

Official album • Released in 2012

3:12 • Studio version • Johnny Mandel Original Arrangement



Pure McCartney

Official album • Released in 2016

Studio version


Pure McCartney (Deluxe)

Official album • Released in 2016

Studio version

Live performances

“My Valentine” has been played in 216 concerts and 8 soundchecks.

Latest concerts where “My Valentine” has been played




Krakow • Tauron Arena

Dec 03, 2018 • Part of Freshen Up Tour


Copenhagen • Royal Arena

Nov 30, 2018 • Part of Freshen Up Tour




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