Another Day single artwork - Paul McCartneyWritten by: McCartney
Recorded: 3 November 1970
Producer: Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Released: 19 February 1971 (UK), 22 February 1971 (US)

Available on:
Ram (reissue)


Paul McCartney: vocals, electric guitar, bass guitar, gunshots, percussion
Linda McCartney: backing vocals
David Spinozza/Hugh McCracken: electric guitar
Denny Seiwell: drums, percussion

‘Oh Woman, Oh Why’ was the b-side of ‘Another Day’, Paul McCartney’s debut solo single.

The songs were both recorded during the Ram album sessions, but were kept aside for the standalone single.

Ram had a mostly laid-back, bucolic sound, and the bluesy rocker ‘Oh Woman, Oh Why’ would have sounded out of place. As a b-side, however, it was perfect, and it remains one of McCartney’s lesser-known and underrated tracks.

It remains one of my favorite tracks from that period. The drums’ sound was amazing, one of the best from CBS Studios. It was not a jam, Paul brought the tune in and Spinozza played electric. Then Paul and I played shakers and percussion.
Denny Seiwell
Paul McCartney Recording Sessions (1969-2013), Luca Perasi

If David Spinozza performed on the song, his guitar part was likely re-recorded by Hugh McCracken at a later date, as suggested by the Ram 2012 reissue’s sleeve notes.

‘Oh Woman, Oh Why’ was remixed in 2005 for the Twin Freaks album.