The Paul McCartney Project

Album This song officially appears on the Wings Over America Official live.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1976

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Soily” is a song written by Paul McCartney which was performed by his band Wings, usually at the end of concerts as an encore.

Recording

At least seven takes were recorded in 1974 at Abbey Road Studios for inclusion in the unreleased Wings film, One Hand Clapping. These takes featured drummer Geoff Britton, and several can now be found in unofficial bootlegged versions.

Later release

The song appears on the 1976 live album Wings over America and was released as the B-side on the “Maybe I’m Amazed” single in 1977. This version was recorded on 7 June 1976 at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver. A performance from One Hand Clapping can be seen on a DVD included with the 2010 remastered special edition of the Wings album Band on the Run., and on the bonus disc of Venus and Mars (Collector’s Edition). […]

Last updated on February 9, 2017

Lyrics

People gathered here tonight,
I want you to listen to me!
To your left and to you right
You've got some pretty soily company.

Reader, writer, farmer, priest
Breed controller, born deceased.
Indian, lawyer, doctor, dog
And a plumber with a fattened hog.

Soily, soily
The cat in satin trousers said it's oily
Soily, soily
The cat in satin trousers said it's oily
You know he's right.

Romans, Italians, country men,
I want you to listen to me!
I've said it twice and I'll say it again,
We've got some pretty soily company.

Liar, cheater, jungle chief,
Saint, believer on relief.
Action painter, Hitler's son,
And a commie with a tommy gun.

Soily, soily,
The cat in satin trousers said it's oily.
Soily, soily,
The cat in satin trousers said it's oily,
You know he's right.

Officially appears on


Wings Over America

Official live • Released in 1976

5:44 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Saxophone
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Denver, USA on Jun 07, 1976


Maybe I'm Amazed / Soily

7" Single • Released in 1977

Studio versionL1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Saxophone
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Denver, USA on Jun 07, 1976


Wings Over America - Archive Collection

Official live • Released in 2013

5:47 • LiveL1.2013 • 2013 remaster

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboard, Vocals
Denny Laine:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Jimmy McCulloch:
Electric guitar, Vocals
Howie Casey:
Saxophone
Joe English:
Drums, Vocals
Thaddeus Richard:
Saxophone
Mark Vigars:
Assistant mixing engineer
Phil McDonald:
Mixing engineer, Overdubs recording
Steve Howard:
Trumpet
Tony Dorsey:
Trombone
Jack Maxson:
Recording engineer
Tom Walsh:
Assistant recording engineer
Guy Massey:
Remastering
Steve Rooke:
Remastering
Simon Gibson:
Remastering

Concert From the concert in Denver, USA on Jun 07, 1976


Venus And Mars - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2014

Studio version • From "One Hand Clapping"


Wings Over Europe

Official album • Released in 2018

Live

Concert From the concert in Berlin, Germany on Aug 24, 1972

Bootlegs



MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. 7

Unofficial album

3:46 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. 7

Unofficial album

4:02 • Studio version




Live performances

“Soily” has been played in 87 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Soily” has been played








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