The Paul McCartney Project

Walking In The Park With Eloise

Written by Jim McCartney Instrumental

Album This song officially appears on the Walking In The Park With Eloise / Bridge On The River Suite 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1974

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Song facts

From eil.com:

In downtime from a mid 70s Wings Nashville recording session the idea was mooted of an album of Macca songs that had been left off previous albums or had yet to find a home. ‘Walking In The Park With Eloise’ was recorded around this time (with a view to going on the album) and was said to be inspired by a conversation between Chet Atkins (who plays on the record) and Paul McCartney about their respective fathers. With that in mind Paul duly dusted off this jazz/twenties inspired ditty which was actually written by his father James ‘Jim’ McCartney – he must have been attached to the song as years later Paul chose it as one of his Desert Island Discs.

Last updated on April 26, 2020

Officially appears on


Walking In The Park With Eloise / Bridge On The River Suite

7" Single • Released in 1974

3:09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Washboard
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar
Geoff Britton :
Drums
Ernie Winfrey :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Bill Puitt :
Clarinet
Chet Atkins :
Electric guitar
Floyd Cramer :
Piano
Denis Good :
Trombone
Bobby Thompson :
Banjo
Don Sheffield :
Trumpet

Session Recording:
Jul 16, 1974
Studio :
Soundshop Recording Studios, Nashville, USA


Walking In The Park With Eloise

7" Single • Released in 1982

3:09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Washboard
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar
Geoff Britton :
Drums
Ernie Winfrey :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Bill Puitt :
Clarinet
Chet Atkins :
Electric guitar
Floyd Cramer :
Piano
Denis Good :
Trombone
Bobby Thompson :
Banjo
Don Sheffield :
Trumpet

Session Recording:
Jul 16, 1974
Studio :
Soundshop Recording Studios, Nashville, USA


Wings At The Speed Of Sound (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

3:13 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Washboard
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar
Geoff Britton :
Drums
Ernie Winfrey :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Bill Puitt :
Clarinet
Peter Mew :
Remastering
Chet Atkins :
Electric guitar
Floyd Cramer :
Piano
Denis Good :
Trombone
Bobby Thompson :
Banjo
Don Sheffield :
Trumpet

Session Recording:
Jul 16, 1974
Studio :
Soundshop Recording Studios, Nashville, USA


Venus And Mars - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2014

3:09 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Washboard
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar
Geoff Britton :
Drums
Ernie Winfrey :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Bill Puitt :
Clarinet
Chet Atkins :
Electric guitar
Floyd Cramer :
Piano
Denis Good :
Trombone
Bobby Thompson :
Banjo
Don Sheffield :
Trumpet

Session Recording:
Jul 16, 1974
Studio :
Soundshop Recording Studios, Nashville, USA


Ethel & Ernest Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Official album • Released in 2016

Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Washboard
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar
Geoff Britton :
Drums
Ernie Winfrey :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Bill Puitt :
Clarinet
Chet Atkins :
Electric guitar
Floyd Cramer :
Piano
Denis Good :
Trombone
Bobby Thompson :
Banjo
Don Sheffield :
Trumpet

Session Recording:
Jul 16, 1974
Studio :
Soundshop Recording Studios, Nashville, USA

Bootlegs



B-Sides Complete Vol. 1

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

3:07 • Studio version


UK Singles Collection - Volume 01

Unofficial album • Released in 2007

3:09 • Studio version


Wings Promo Edit Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2013

3:13 • Studio version • promo mono


Venus And Mars - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:09 • Studio version

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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