Paul McCartney

Here Today

Composed by Paul McCartney

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Quite simply, a love song to Paul McCartney's recently departed musical partner and, more importantly, friend: John Lennon. Cast in a bittersweet folk-pop melody, he reminisces about what the two went through and, of course, how much he loved and misses him. It's no "trip down memory lane" song, though, as Macca stays in the moment perfectly. The vocal intertwines with George Martin's beautiful string arrangement, which artfully quotes his similar work on "Yesterday."

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Tug of War 1982 Hear Music 2:29
Back in the U.S. 2002 Hear Music / Universal 2:28
Back in the World: Live 2003 Hear Music / Universal 2:28
Good Evening New York City 2009 Concord Records (Canada) / Hear Music 2:31
Pure McCartney 2016 EMI / Hear Music / Virgin / Virgin EMI 2:28
Live in Los Angeles Upfront
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