The Paul McCartney Project

Wild Cat

Written by Aaron SchroederWally GoldUnreleased song

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Song facts

From the liner notes of Wildcat!:

While these are both acoustic guitar versions of this song, the difference in sound would indicate that they come from two different recording dates. In both versions, Stu has admirably grasped the opening riff on the bass but doesn’t manage to successfully transpose the figure across the chord changes, displaying his infamous lack of skill as a musician. The Beatles knew this songĀ from Gene Vincent who was touring England in 1960.

 

(page 655 from Beatles Tune In)

(Gene vincent 1959)

Last updated on October 5, 2015

Lyrics

Don't ever try, to tame a wild cat
You'd just be wastin' your time
Just leave like you found me
Don't put no cage around me, oh-no, not me
You want a lamb, but I'm a wild cat
If you just keep that in mind
I'll let you hug and pet me
And then you gotta let me go free
Let me Be
You're a crazy, little kitten
But you just don't understand
Oh don't you chain me
Or try to train me
And you'll have me eatin' outta your hand
So don't forget that I'm a wild cat
And we'll just get along fine
The wild cat's what they name me
No kitten's gonna tame me, oh-no, not me
(Move over tiger)
You're a crazy, a-little kitten
But you just don't understand
Oh don't you chain me
Or try to train me
And you'll have me eatin' outta your hand
So don't forget that I'm a wild cat
And we'll just get along fine
The wild cat's what they name me
No kitten's gonna tame me, oh-no, not me.
Oh-no, not me, oh-no, not me, oh-no

Bootlegs


Wildcat!

Unofficial album • Released in 1996

1:25 • Demo • Take 1

Paul McCartney :
Lead vocal

Wildcat!

Unofficial album • Released in 1996

2:25 • Demo • Take 2

Paul McCartney :
Lead vocal

Complete Home Recordings 1958-62

Unofficial album • Released in 2002

1:29 • Demo


Complete Home Recordings 1958-62

Unofficial album • Released in 2002

2:31 • Demo


The Silver Beatles - Lapis Lazuli

Unofficial album • Released in 2010

2:22 • Outtake

Session Recording:
circa July 1960
Studio :
Paul's House Forthlin Road Liverpool

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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