The Paul McCartney Project

She Said Yeah

Written by Larry Williams

Album This song officially appears on the Run Devil Run Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1999

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Other Larry Williams songs interpreted by McCartney


Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Officially appears on Help! (Mono)


Slow Down

Officially appears on Long Tall Sally


Bad Boy

Officially appears on Beatles VI (Mono)

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

[…] “She Said Yeah” was originally the B-side of the Larry Williams [Bad Boy] single, and has been covered by the Rolling Stones and the Animals, amongst others. The Beatles loved the song and almost certainly performed it on stage and fully intended to record it. Paul McCartney in the liner notes to his album Run Devil Run said “Me and John [Lennon] particularly loved Larry Williams…Bony Moronie…John did Slow Down…I was always going to do She Said Yeah“. Roy Young (who was invited to join The Beatles) recorded a cover version in 1959. Paul McCartney finally recorded it in 1999.

From an interview with Laura Gross (promotional interview for “Run Devil Run” in 1999):

Laura Gross: She Said Yeah, which I thought is a very sexy song.

Paul McCartney: Yeah. Sexy song. Yeah, man. She Said Yeah was a Larry Williams song. And it was really one of my favourites of his. In fact it was my favourite of Larry’s. He did some other good songs like Bony Moronie and stuff, which were big hits. But it was always a song I loved. And always wanted to get round to doing. In actual fact, I think, I remember turning Mick Jagger on to it. Remember distinctively having him up in to a little music room and the bit I love dum, dum, tiddely dum, baah. ?…? I was dancing away, showing Mick and he loved it. So, yeah, my main recollection of She Said Yeah is just as it being really one of my favourite Larry Williams tracks. And he’s just a great vocalist, Larry, you know, it’s a storming track, the original. So that’s kind of faithful to, we messed around with it a little bit, but that’s sort of like my memory of the original.

On January 24th 1969, The Beatles recorded “She Said Yeah” during the Get Back Sessions.

Last updated on September 20, 2016

Lyrics

Dam deedle dee dam dam
Little girl, where did you come from
Try a little bit to make my mouth dribble
Come on baby, let's ride away in the rain
Baby you drive me crazy
Drive my poor heart hazy
Just a little bit
A little while with you
Come on baby, let's ride away in the rain

She said yeah, dam deedle dee dam dam
She said yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Come on baby I want to make love to you

Well you drive me crazy
Dam deedle dee dam dam
My love is lazy
Dam deedle dee dam dam
Little miss I want to kiss
Come on baby, won't you do what I wish

Well I got the feeling, dam deedle dee dam dam
In my soul, dam deedle dee dam dam
I'm going to love you, you know
One night or another
Come on baby, let me hear you say you love me

Officially appears on


Run Devil Run

Official album • Released in 1999

2:07 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar, Producer, Vocal
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Mick Green :
Electric guitar
David Gilmour :
Electric guitar
Ian Paice :
Drums
Pete Wingfield :
Piano
Chris Thomas :
Producer
Paul Hicks :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 05, 1999
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Bootlegs


A/B Road Complete Get Back Sessions - Jan 24th, 1969 - 1 & 2

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

0:37 • Rehearsal • Jan.24 - D1-22 - She Said Yeah 24.21

Session Recording:
Jan 24, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London


Run Devil Run - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

2:07 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar, Producer, Vocal
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Mick Green :
Electric guitar
David Gilmour :
Electric guitar
Ian Paice :
Drums
Pete Wingfield :
Piano
Chris Thomas :
Producer
Paul Hicks :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 05, 1999
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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