26 January 2017
Hey Diddle is a rather basic song written during Ram and rejected from the album. They went to Nashville for the recording of Venus And Mars and overdubbed new vocals and fiddle. Personally i prefer the Ram version as the fiddle gets tiring and seems out of place at times.
It is an obviously incomplete song that would work well in the context of a medley kind of like Mean Mr. Mustard, but as a full song, I can see how it was rejected twice from a Paul solo album. I do however live the somg and fancy learning it on guitar.
"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"
-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues
"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"
-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl