Teddy Boy (song)

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"Teddy Boy"
Cover of the song's sheet music
Song by Paul McCartney
from the album McCartney
PublishedNorthern Songs Ltd.
Released17 April 1970
RecordedMorgan Studios
GenreFolk rock
LabelApple Records
Songwriter(s)Paul McCartney
Producer(s)Paul McCartney
McCartney track listing
13 tracks
Side one
  1. "The Lovely Linda"
  2. "That Would Be Something"
  3. "Valentine Day"
  4. "Every Night"
  5. "Hot as Sun/Glasses"
  6. "Junk"
  7. "Man We Was Lonely"
Side two
  1. "Oo You"
  2. "Momma Miss America"
  3. "Teddy Boy"
  4. "Singalong Junk"
  5. "Maybe I'm Amazed"
  6. "Kreen-Akrore"

"Teddy Boy" is a song by Paul McCartney and was first released on his first solo album McCartney, released in April 1970.


It was written by McCartney during the Beatles' stay in India,[1] and originally recorded during the 1969 sessions for what would become The Beatles' Let It Be album. Several versions exist, all of which are acoustic, some of them including electric guitar by George Harrison or improvised harmony vocals by McCartney and John Lennon.

According to Paul McCartney in the documentary Wingspan, he wrote this song for the Beatles' Let It Be sessions, but due to tension in the group at the time nobody had the patience to work with it. Still, the Beatles recorded the song 6 times in January 1969, at their Apple Studios in London. A composite version made of two of these recordings was released in 1996 on the Anthology 3 album.[2]


Personnel per the Beatles Bible.[2]


  1. ^ "Teddy Boy by Paul McCartney Songfacts". songfacts.com. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b The Beatles Bible: Teddy Boy Retrieved 12 September 2008.

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