How Come (Ronnie Lane song)

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"How Come"
Single by Ronnie Lane
A-side "How Come"
B-side "Tell Everyone", "Done This One Before" (latter track not in Continental Europe)
Released 1974
Format 7"
Recorded 1973
Genre Folk rock, Celtic rock
Label GM (UK), Philips (Eire and Continental Europe), A&M (North America)
Writer(s) Ronnie Lane/Kevin Westlake (A-side); Ronnie Lane (B-side)
Producer(s) Glyn Johns

How Come is the title of a song co-written by Ronnie Lane and Kevin Westlake, and recorded by Lane as his first single in 1973 after he left The Faces. Featuring a band of constantly changing personnel called Slim Chance, including Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle, who later had considerable success as a performing and songwriting duo in their own right, it reached No. 11 in the UK.

Gallagher played piano accordion and Lyle mandolin on the A-side, both also contributing back-up vocals. "Done This One Before", on the B-side, featured Gallagher on Hammond organ and Lyle on harmonica.

In 1996 the song was used as the first track of The Pogues seventh and last studio album Pogue Mahone.