I Lost My Little Girl

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"I Lost My Little Girl"
Song by Paul McCartney
from the album Unplugged (The Official Bootleg)
Released May 20, 1991
Recorded January 25, 1991
Genre Rock
Length 1:45
Label Parlophone/EMI
Songwriter(s) Paul McCartney
Producer(s) n/a
Recorded by Geoff Emerick
Unplugged (The Official Bootleg) track listing
"I Lost My Little Girl"
"Here, There and Everywhere"
Audio sample

"I Lost My Little Girl" is the first song written by Paul McCartney, when he was 14, in 1956.[1] A performance of this song can be heard on McCartney's 1991 album Unplugged (The Official Bootleg).

McCartney wrote "I Lost My Little Girl" using his first guitar, a Framus Zenith (model 17) acoustic guitar, which he still owns.[2]

A version of this song featuring John Lennon on lead vocals was performed by the Beatles during their Get Back sessions.[3]


  1. ^ "The song was written in 1956, soon after his mother's death, although McCartney remains vague about a correlation between the two events." (The Beatles: The Biography, by Bob Spitz, 2005, p. 130)
  2. ^ Miles, Barry, Many Years From Now, Vintage-Random House 1998, ISBN 0-7493-8658-4.
  3. ^ "Watch the Lost Beatles". NPR's Online Music Show. Retrieved November 1, 2006.