Walk with You
|"Walk with You"|
|Single by Ringo Starr
featuring Paul McCartney
|from the album Y Not|
|Released||22 December 2009|
|Writer(s)||Richard Starkey, Van Dyke Parks|
|Producer(s)||Ringo Starr, Bruce Sugar|
|Ringo Starr singles chronology|
"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 was not originally conceived as a collaboration with McCartney, who originally only planned to play bass on "Peace Dream."
In a promotional video, Starr said that "Walk with You" was originally intended to be a "gospelly" song. Starr called Van Dyke Parks and asked him to collaborate on writing a "God song," but Parks said he did not write about God. They reworked the melody and completed the track as a song about the power of friendship. 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."
- Ringo Starr - drums, vocals, background vocals and percussion
- Paul McCartney - additional vocals
- Steve Dudas - guitar
- Ann Marie Calhoun - violin
- Bruce Sugar - keyboards and string arrangement