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Ram On

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Ram Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1971
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

From Beatles Bible:

Although Ram On’s song’s introduction contains a flourish of piano and electric piano, at the heart of Ram On is a simply strummed ukulele. It was the first time McCartney had played the instrument on a recording.

Ram On is a cute little thing on a ukulele, ’cause I used to carry one around with me in the back of New York taxis just to always have music with me. They thought I was freak, those taxi drivers.

Paul McCartney, Mojo, 2001

Last updated on November 21, 2018

Lyrics

Ram on, give your heart to somebody soon,
Right away, right away.

Ram on, give your heart to somebody soon,
Right away, right away.

Ram on, give your heart to somebody soon,
Right away, right away.

Officially appears on


Ram

Official album • Released in 1971

2:32 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Ukulele, Vocals, Wurlitzer electric piano
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals, Producer
Eirik Wangberg:
Mix engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 22, 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City

Overdubs:
March, 1971
Studio:
Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Thrillington

Official album • Released in 1977

2:52 • Studio versionC • Instrumental version

Percy "Thrills" Thrillington:
Producer
Richard Hewson:
Arrangements, Orchestration
Tony Clark:
Mixing, Recording
Vic Flick:
Spanish guitar
Clem Cattini:
Drums
Herbie Flowers:
Bass
Steve Gray:
Piano
Jim Lawless:
Percussion
Alan Parsons:
Second engineer
?:
Boys choir, Clarinets, Flutes, Harp, Piccollo, Saxes

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 16, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


Ram (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

2:32 • Studio versionA

Recording:
Feb 22, 1971
Studio:
A&R Studios, New York City

Overdubs:
March, 1971
Studio:
Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Ram (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

1:00 • Studio versionA

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Ram - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2012

2:30 • Studio versionA • Stereo version


Ram - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2012

2:30 • Studio versionB • Mono • Mono album: 2012 remaster


Ram - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2012

2:52 • Studio versionC2012 • Thrillington: 2012 remaster

Percy "Thrills" Thrillington:
Producer
Richard Hewson:
Arrangements, Orchestration
Tony Clark:
Mixing, Recording
Vic Flick:
Spanish guitar
Clem Cattini:
Drums
Herbie Flowers:
Bass
Steve Gray:
Piano
Jim Lawless:
Percussion
Alan Parsons:
Second engineer
?:
Boys choir, Clarinets, Flutes, Harp, Piccollo, Saxes

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 16, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jun 17, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 18, 1971
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Live performances

“Ram On” has been played in 21 concerts and 93 soundchecks.

Latest concerts where “Ram On” has been played


Pinkpop Festival

Jun 12, 2016 • Part of Summer Festivals 2016


London • The O2 Arena

May 24, 2015 • Part of Out There Tour



Vienna • Happel Stadium

Jun 27, 2013 • Part of Out There Tour




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