The Paul McCartney Project

My Very Good Friend The Milkman

Written by Johnny BurkeHarold Spina

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

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Song facts

“My Very Good Friend The Milkman” is a 1934 song written by Johnny Burke and Harold Spina, which was a hit for Fats Waller. Eric Clapton covered it in 2010, as well as Paul McCartney on his 2012 album “Kisses On The Bottom“.

Last updated on November 1, 2020

Lyrics

My very good friend the milkman says
That I've been losing to much sleep
He doesn't like the hours I keep
And he suggests that you should marry me

My very good friend the mailman says
That it would make his burden less
If we both had the same address
And he suggests that you should marry me.

Then there's a very friendly fellow who prints
All the latest real estate news
And every day he sends me blueprints
Of cottages with country views

All my very good friends the neighbours say
That they've been watching little things I do
And they perceive that I love you
So I suggest that you should marry me.

~ SOLO~

Then there's a very friendly fellow who prints
All the latest real estate news
And every day he sends me blueprints
Of cottages with country views

My very good friends the neighbours say
That they've been watching little things I do
And they perceive that I love you
So I suggest that you should marry me.

Variations


A Cover from "Kisses On The Bottom"

L1 Live from Capitol Studios

Officially appears on


Kisses On the Bottom

Official album • Released in 2012

3:04 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
John Clayton :
Bass
Jeff Hamilton :
Drums
Anthony Wilson :
Guitar
Ira Nepus :
Trombone
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
April - May 2011 ?
Studio :
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, USA


Kisses On The Bottom - Complete Kisses

Official album • Released in 2012

3:04 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
John Clayton :
Bass
Jeff Hamilton :
Drums
Anthony Wilson :
Guitar
Ira Nepus :
Trombone
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
April - May 2011 ?
Studio :
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, USA


Kisses On The Bottom - Complete Kisses

Official album • Released in 2012

3:14 • LiveL1 • Live From Capitol Studios

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
John Clayton :
Bass
Anthony Wilson :
Guitar
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Alex Iles :
Trombone

Concert From "Live From Capitol Studios" in Los Angeles, USA on Feb 09, 2012


Kisses On the Bottom (Deluxe version)

Official album • Released in 2012

3:04 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
John Clayton :
Bass
Jeff Hamilton :
Drums
Anthony Wilson :
Guitar
Ira Nepus :
Trombone
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
April - May 2011 ?
Studio :
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, USA

Bootlegs


Kisses on the bottom - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:04 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano, Rhythm arrangement
John Clayton :
Bass
Jeff Hamilton :
Drums
Anthony Wilson :
Guitar
Ira Nepus :
Trombone
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Steve Genewick :
Additional engineering
Elliot Scheiner :
Additional engineering
Brian Montgomery :
Additional engineering

Session Recording:
April - May 2011 ?
Studio :
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, USA


Kisses on the bottom - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:51 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney :
Vocals
Tommy LiPuma :
Producer
Diana Krall :
Piano
Karriem Riggins :
Drums
John Pizzarelli :
Guitar
John Clayton :
Bass
Anthony Wilson :
Guitar
Al Schmitt :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Alex Iles :
Trombone

Concert From "Live From Capitol Studios" in Los Angeles, USA on Feb 09, 2012

Live performances

“My Very Good Friend The Milkman” has been played in 1 concerts.

Latest concerts where has been played


Live From Capitol Studios

Feb 09, 2012 • USA • Los Angeles • Capitol Records Building


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