The Walk

Album This song officially appears on the Let It Be (50th anniversary boxset) Official album.

Master album


Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions



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Song facts

The Walk” is a song written by Jimmy McCracklin and Bob Garlic and performed by McCracklin. It reached #5 on the U.S. R&B chart and #7 on the U.S. pop chart in 1958.

The Beatles recorded a version of it during their “Get Back” sessions, on January 27, 1969.

A short part of this performance was included in Glyn John’s first “Get Back” compilation, created in January 1969, and bootlegged in January 1970 on the “Kum Back” LP. It was officially released in 2021 on the “Let It Be” 50th anniversary boxset.

Last updated on November 18, 2021

Officially appears on


Let It Be (50th anniversary boxset)

Official album • Released in 2021

0:53 • Studio version • Jam. January 27, 1969 (EMI Tape E90500-8T and NAGRA Roll 521 A and 1110 B). The original performance lasted four minutes, available in mono on the NAGRA tapes, and is tied to an improvisation by McCartney called “You Won’t Get Me That Way” for the first two minutes before becoming “The Walk” (1:53), cover of Jimmy McCracklin’s 1958 song; which Glyn Johns had also used in 1969 for his compilation # 1 of ‘Get Back’.

Session Recording:
Jan 27, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London


Let It Be (50th anniversary boxset - SHM - Japanese edition)

Official album • Released in 2021

0:53 • Studio version • Jam. January 27, 1969 (EMI Tape E90500-8T and NAGRA Roll 521 A and 1110 B). The original performance lasted four minutes, available in mono on the NAGRA tapes, and is tied to an improvisation by McCartney called “You Won’t Get Me That Way” for the first two minutes before becoming “The Walk” (1:53), cover of Jimmy McCracklin’s 1958 song; which Glyn Johns had also used in 1969 for his compilation # 1 of ‘Get Back’.

Session Recording:
Jan 27, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Bootlegs


Kum Back

Unofficial album • Released in 1970

0:59 • Studio version

Session Recording:
Jan 27, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Session Mixing:
Late January 1969
Studio :
Olympic Sound Studios, London


A/B Road Complete Get Back Sessions - Jan 27th, 1969 - 5 & 6

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

4:05 • Rehearsal • Jan.27 - D6-13 - You Won't Get Me This Way-The Walk 27.83 - Medley with "You Won't Get Me This Way"

Session Recording:
Jan 27, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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