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Ooh! My Soul

Written by Richard Penniman

Album This song officially appears on the Live At The BBC Official live.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1994

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Ooh! My Soul“, sometimes spelled “Oh My Soul“, is a 1958 song by Little Richard. It first appeared on his eponymous second album. It was subsequently recorded by the Beatles in 1963 for the BBC, and by Big Brother and the Holding Company in 1966.

The Beatles version

The Beatles recorded the song for a performance at the Playhouse Theatre in Manchester with McCartney on lead vocals. Their recording is shorter than Richard’s version. The recording was unavailable until it was released officially on Live at the BBC.

Paul McCartney in "Many Years From Now", by Barry Miles:

I could do Little Richard’s voice, which is a wild, hoarse, screaming thing, it’s like an out-of-body experience. You have to leave your current sensibilities and go about a foot above your head to sing it. You have to actually go outside yourself. It’s a funny little trick and when you find it, it’s very interesting. A lot of people were fans of Little Richard so I used to sing his stuff.

Last updated on December 3, 2016

Lyrics

Ooh! My soul

Well baby baby baby baby
Don't you know my love is true?
Honey honey honey honey honey
Said get off of that money
I love love love love love
Ooh! My soul

Well gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme
Gimme all the love you got
Baby baby baby baby baby
Don't you know I love a lot?
Yeah, I love love love love love
Ooh! My soul

Well now, baby baby baby baby baby
Don't you know my love is true?
I said honey honey honey honey honey
Get off of that money
I love love love love love
Ooh! My soul

Yeah, now, baby baby baby baby
Don't you know my love is true?
Honey honey honey honey honey
I said get off, get off of that money
I love love love love love
Ooh! My soul

Officially appears on


Live At The BBC

Official live • Released in 1994

1:37 • Radio showL1 • ‘Ooh! My Soul’ was a Top 40 US hit for Little Richard in the summer of 1958.

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

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in Manchester, United Kingdom on Aug 27, 1963

Bootlegs


The BBC Archives Volume 6

Unofficial album

1:38 • Radio show


The Beatles At The Beeb - Volume 6

Unofficial live • Released in 2003

1:36 • LiveL1

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

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in Manchester, United Kingdom on Aug 27, 1963

Live performances

“Ooh! My Soul” has been played in 2 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Ooh! My Soul” has been played


Pop Go The Beatles

Aug 27, 1963 • Part of BBC Sessions


Manchester • Oasis Club

Feb 02, 1962 • United Kingdom • Manchester • Oasis Club


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