The Paul McCartney Project

Poison Ivy

Written by Jerry LeiberMike Stoller

Album This song officially appears on the Wide Prairie Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1998
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

From Wide Prairie liner notes:

The Fifties original of Poison Ivy by The Coasters was one of Linda’s favourites. She had a lasting affections for the doo-wop music of her youth, having spent many hours under the bedclothes with a transistor radio glued to her ear listening to Alan Freed’s Rock’n Roll Show. The song’s sense of humour is typical of many from that period.

Last updated on November 5, 2016

Lyrics

She comes on like a rose
But everybody knows
She'll get you in dutch
You can look but you better not touch
Poison Ivy, Poison Ivy
Late at night while you're sleeping
Poison ivy comes a-creeping around
She's pretty as a daisy
But look out man, she's crazy
She'll really do you in
If you let her get under your skin
Poison Ivy, Poison Ivy
Late at night while you're sleeping
Poison ivy comes a-creeping around
Measles make you humpy
Mumps will make you bumpy
Chickenpox will make you jump and twitch
Glory, Hallelujah
You know it's gonna fool ya
Poison ivy will only make you itch
Gonna take an ocean
Of calamine lotion
You'll be scratching like a hound
The minute that you start to mess around
Poison Ivy, Poison Ivy
Late at night while you're sleeping
Poison ivy comes a-creeping around
Poison Ivy, Poison Ivy
Late at night while you're sleeping
Poison ivy comes a-creeping around
Creep-Creeping around
Creep-Creeping around

Officially appears on


Wide Prairie

Official album • Released in 1998

2:57 • Studio versionA

Linda McCartney:
Lead vocal, Producer
Mick Bolton:
Backing vocal, Keyboards, Piano
Ian Maidman:
Backing vocals, Bass guitar, Drums, Electric guitar, Engineer, Producer
Steve Fletcher:
Backing vocals

Wide Prairie (2019)

Official album • Released in 2019

2:57 • Studio versionA2019 • 2019 remaster

Linda McCartney:
Lead vocal, Producer
Mick Bolton:
Backing vocal, Keyboards, Piano
Ian Maidman:
Backing vocals, Bass guitar, Drums, Electric guitar, Engineer, Producer
Steve Fletcher:
Backing vocals
Alex Wharton:
Remastering

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.23

Unofficial album

2:48 • Studio version


Flowers In The Dirt - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

2:57 • Studio version

Videos

Album • Wide Prairie

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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