The Paul McCartney Project

Treat Her Gently/Lonely Old People

Album This song officially appears on the Venus and Mars Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1975

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Lyrics

Treat her gently
Treat her kind
She doesn’t even know her own mind.

Treat her simply
Take it slow
Make it easy
and let her know
You’ll never find another way

Here we sit
Two lonely old people
Eking our lives away

Bit by bit
Two lonely old people
Keeping the time of day

Here we sit
Out of breath
And nobody asked us to play
Old people’s home for the day
Nobody asked us to play

Treat her gently
Treat her kind
She doesn’t even know her own mind

Treat her simply
Make it slow
Take it easy
and let her know
You’ll never find another way

Here we sit
Two lonely old people
Eking our lives away

Bit by bit
Two lonely old people
Keeping the time of day

Here we sit
Out of breath
And nobody asked us to play

Old people’s home for the day
Nobody asked us to play

Officially appears on


Venus and Mars

Official album • Released in 1975

4:24 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Celeste, Piano, Producer, Strings arrangement, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar
Joe English :
Drums
Sid Sharp Strings :
Bass, Cello, Violas, Violins
Gayle Levant :
Harp
Tony Dorsey :
Strings arrangement
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Jan 25, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 10, 1975
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 12 and Mar 14 and Mar 18, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 27, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


Venus And Mars (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

4:24 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Celeste, Piano, Producer, Strings arrangement, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar
Joe English :
Drums
Sid Sharp Strings :
Bass, Cello, Violas, Violins
Gayle Levant :
Harp
Tony Dorsey :
Strings arrangement
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jan 25, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 10, 1975
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 12 and Mar 14 and Mar 18, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 27, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA


Venus And Mars - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2014

4:24 • Studio versionA2014

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Celeste, Piano, Producer, Strings arrangement, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Backing vocals
Jimmy McCulloch :
Electric guitar
Joe English :
Drums
Sid Sharp Strings :
Bass, Cello, Violas, Violins
Gayle Levant :
Harp
Tony Dorsey :
Strings arrangement
Alan O'Duffy :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Biff Dawes :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Jan 25, 1975
Studio :
Sea-Saint Recording Studio, New Orleans, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 10, 1975
Studio :
Sunset Sound Recorders Studio, Los Angeles, USA

Session Overdubs:
Mar 12 and Mar 14 and Mar 18, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Mixing:
Mar 27, 1975
Studio :
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol. 6

Unofficial album

2:48 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.9

Unofficial album

4:18 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.9

Unofficial album

4:23 • Studio version


Venus And Mars Sessions

Unofficial album

4:07 • Studio version


Venus And Mars Sessions

Unofficial album

4:25 • Studio version


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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Richard S. 3 months ago

Beautiful song. Best song on the album in my opinion and as very underrated.