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Dress Me Up As A Robber
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8 June 2023
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Tug Of War album artwork - Paul McCartney

Written by: Paul McCartney
Recorded: 4 February; 23 March 1981
Producer: George Martin

Released: 26 April 1982

Available on:
Tug Of War


Paul McCartney: vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar
George Martin: electric piano
Denny Laine: electric guitar, synthesizer
Dave Mattacks: drums, percussion
Linda McCartney: vocals

‘Dress Me Up As A Robber’ is the penultimate song on Tug Of War, Paul McCartney ‘s third solo album. See more…

When you’re trying to write something, you’re often looking for a tag to get you started. I wrote this, I think, in the summer of 1980, possibly up in Scotland. And for some reason I just thought, ‘You could dress me up as a robber, but it’s not gonna change my feelings for you’; that was the basic thing. ‘You can dress me up as a soldier/But I wouldn’t know what for/I was the one that told you he loved you/Don’t wanna go to another war’. That was a little bit of the peacenik in there.

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