Walk with You

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"Walk with You"
Single by Ringo Starr
featuring Paul McCartney
from the album Y Not
Released 22 December 2009
Format Download
Genre Rock
Label Hip-O Records
Writer(s) Richard Starkey, Van Dyke Parks
Producer(s) Ringo Starr, Bruce Sugar
Ringo Starr singles chronology
"Liverpool 8"
(2007)
"Walk with You"
(2009)
"Wings"
(2012)
Paul McCartney singles chronology
"Sing the Changes"
(The Fireman)
(2008)
"Walk with You"
(2009)
"Meat Free Monday"
(2009)

"Walk with You" is a song by Ringo Starr, released as a single from his 2010 studio album Y Not. It features fellow former Beatle Paul McCartney on backing vocals. The track wasn't originally conceived as a collaboration with McCartney, who originally only planned to play bass on "Peace Dream."[1]

The song was also used as Starr's entry on the iTunes exclusive 4-track Beatles EP 4: John Paul George Ringo, released in 2014.

Composition[edit]

In a promotional video, Starr said that "Walk With You" was originally intended to be a "gospelly" song.[2] Starr called Van Dyke Parks and asked him to collaborate on writing a "God song," but Parks said he didn't write about God. They reworked the melody and completed the track as a song about the power of friendship.[2][3] During the recording of "Peace Dream," Starr played Paul McCartney several tracks he had completed for Y Not. McCartney developed the "trailing" duet in the melody of "Walk With You."[2]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walk With You by Ringo Starr Songfacts". Songfacts. Retrieved January 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ringo Starr interview". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved January 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ringo Starr Declares "Y Not"!". PR Newswire. Retrieved November 10, 2011.