The Paul McCartney Project

Soul Boy

Written by Paul McCartneySteve MillerUnreleased song

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Other unreleased songs from "Flaming Pie" sessions


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Song facts

Soul Boy” is an unreleased song recorded by Paul McCartney during the Flaming Pie sessions, with the participation of Steve Miller.

One was an instrumental and I think McCartney just made up some lyrics on it — ‘Soul Boy’ is that one. And ‘Sweet Home Country Girl’ is a little blues tune that I’d been working on for years. And we did a bunch of tunes and we recorded a bunch of stuff. But, y’know, just because Paul McCartney’s on it doesn’t mean it’s a hit, or it’s a great song, or it’s fabulous, or ‘Man, this is the best piece of work I ever heard! You gotta put this out.’ And so, if it doesn’t come out, there’s usually a reason for it.

Steve Miller, talking to Howie Edelson, for Beatlefan magazine

[Soul Boy is] just a kind of twelve-bars blues

Steve Miller, from the 2020 Flaming Pie Archive Collection book

Last updated on August 5, 2020

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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