Old Siam, Sir

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"Old Siam, Sir"
Old Siam, Sir cover.jpg
Single by Wings
from the album Back to the Egg
B-side "Spin It On"
Released 1 June 1979 (UK)
Format 7"
Recorded 23 July 1978
Genre Hard rock
Length 4:14
Label Parlophone/EMI (UK)
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Producer(s) Paul McCartney
Chris Thomas
Wings singles chronology
"Goodnight Tonight"
"Old Siam, Sir"
"Getting Closer"
Back to the Egg track listing

"Old Siam, Sir" is a hard rock single from Wings' 1979 album, Back to the Egg. It was the A-side of the UK version of the single, reaching No. 35.[1] The B-side in the UK was also a track from the album, "Spin it On". "Old Siam, Sir" was also the B-side of the US single "Arrow Through Me".


Wings drummer Steve Holley, while playing keyboards during a studio session, developed a chord sequence that was eventually used in the instrumental section of the song.[2] Paul McCartney and guitarist Denny Laine later recorded an instrumental demo for the song called "Super Big Heatwave".