McCartney III cover artworkWritten by: McCartney
Recorded: 2020
Producer: Paul McCartney

Released: 11 December 2020

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McCartney III

Personnel

Paul McCartney: vocals, all instruments

‘Lavatory Lil’ is a song from McCartney III, Paul McCartney’s solo album written and recorded during the Covid-19 lockdown.

To tell you the truth, she was someone we rubbed up against. You get a few of ’em in life, these people who screw you over. I thought, ‘I’ll have you. I’ll write a song. You’ll never know it’s about you, because I won’t tell anyone. But I’ll know. And people who know who I’m talking about will know.’ So I drew on my dislike of this individual and made her into a song character. It’s a simple little song, and I love playing it. The vocal was the first take. It’s like I say, if you think you’re doing a posh, important album, you might go over the vocal and think you can improve it. But this was: ‘It’ll do.’ My missus gave me this beautiful little 1954 Telecaster which I haven’t played too much until this album, so it gave me a great chance on the lead part of ‘Lil’.
Paul McCartney
Uncut, January 2021