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Rock of All Ages

Written by Pete HamTom EvansMike Gibbins

Album This song officially appears on the Come And Get It / Rock Of All Ages 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1970
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

Rock Of All Ages” is a song written and recorded by Badfinger, and released on their 1970 album “Magic Christian Music” ; it was co-produced by McCartney. From Beatles Bible:

[…] Rock Of All Ages, the b-side to the Come And Get It single, was recorded on [Sept 18th 1969]. McCartney co-produced the song with Mal Evans, and helped write it, although the latter gesture went uncredited.

During the session McCartney played piano and sang a guide vocal alongside Badfinger’s Tom Evans, which was later replaced by a second vocal part by Evans.

Two stereo mixes of Rock Of All Ages were released. The single version had McCartney’s piano in the right channel, while the album version had it centred. The latter version of the song also faded 10 seconds earlier.

Last updated on October 12, 2019

Lyrics

Well, you're taking all my money
And I guess you think it's funny but I don't, my my
You always want it right now
And you know it brings me down but I don't, why? Why?
Guess you think it's funny
That you're taking all my money but I don't

You know you should believe me, baby
Every night you leave me on my own, my my
We got to get together, baby
Try to make it better but you won't, why? Why?
Every night you're leaving
But you know you should believe me but I don't

My my, my my
You know you take me down the line
My my, my my
Baby, don't you know you're mine?

You're taking all my money
And I guess you think it's funny but I don't, my my
You always want it right now
And you know it brings me down but I don't, why? Why?
Guess you think it's funny
That you're taking all my money but I don't

My my, my my
You know you take me down the line
My my, my my
Baby, don't you know you're mine?

You're taking all my money
And I guess you think it's funny but I don't, my my
You always want it right now
And you know it brings me down but I don't, why? Why?
Guess you think it's funny
That you're taking all my money but I don't

You know you should believe me, baby
Every night you leave me on my own, my my
We got to get together, baby
Try to make it better but you won't, why? Why?
Every night you're leaving
But you know you should believe me but I don't

You're taking all my money
And I guess you think it's funny but I don't, my my

Officially appears on


Come And Get It / Rock Of All Ages

7" Single • Released in 1969

Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Piano, Producer
Mal Evans:
Producer

Session Recording:
Sep 18, 1969
Studio:
IBC Studios, London, UK


Magic Christian Music

Official album • Released in 1970

3:16 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Piano, Producer
Mal Evans:
Producer

Session Recording:
Sep 18, 1969
Studio:
IBC Studios, London, UK


The Magic Christian

Official album • Released in 1970

3:23 • Studio versionA

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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