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Released in 1975

Spirits Of Ancient Egypt

Written by Paul McCartneyLinda McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Venus and Mars Official album.

Timeline This song was officially released in 1975

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This song was recorded during the following studio sessions:

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You're my baby, and I love you

You can take a pound of love

And cook it in the stew……

When you've finished doing that

I know what you'll want to do

Cos you're my baby and I love you

I'm your baby

do you love me?

I can drive a cadillac

across the Irish sea

– but when I've finished doing that

I know where I'll want to be

Cos I'm your baby, and you love me.

Spirits of ancient Egypt

Shadows of ancient Rome

Spirits of ancient Egypt

hung on the telly

hung on the telly

hung on the telephone….

You're my baby

I know you know

You could sell an elevator

To Geronimo

And when you're finished doing that

I know where you’ll want to go

Cos you're my baby, I know you know

Spirits of Ancient Egypt

Echoes of sunken Spain

Spirits of ancient Egypt

Hung on the phone – a –hung on the

Phone a-hung on the phone


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Live performances

Spirits Of Ancient Egypt” has been played in 60 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Spirits Of Ancient Egypt” has been played

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The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present

"Spirits Of Ancient Egypt" is one of the songs featured in the book "The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present," published in 2021. The book explores Paul McCartney's early Liverpool days, his time with the Beatles, Wings, and his solo career. It pairs the lyrics of 154 of his songs with his first-person commentary on the circumstances of their creation, the inspirations behind them, and his current thoughts on them.

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Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989

With 25 albums of pop music, 5 of classical – a total of around 500 songs – released over the course of more than half a century, Paul McCartney's career, on his own and with Wings, boasts an incredible catalogue that's always striving to free itself from the shadow of The Beatles. The stories behind the songs, demos and studio recordings, unreleased tracks, recording dates, musicians, live performances and tours, covers, events: Music Is Ideas Volume 1 traces McCartney's post-Beatles output from 1970 to 1989 in the form of 346 song sheets, filled with details of the recordings and stories behind the sessions. Accompanied by photos, and drawing on interviews and contemporary reviews, this reference book draws the portrait of a musical craftsman who has elevated popular song to an art-form.

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jeff • 8 years ago

Would love to have 1976 Cincinnati show. Was there

admin • 8 years ago

All 1976 concerts are available as bootlegs, if I'm not mistaken ! See for instance https://www.the-paulmccartney-project.com/album/wings-over-america-cincinnati-oh-5-27-1976-source-one/

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