Mistress And Maid

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She said
Come in my dear,
You're looking tired tonight.
Your bath is drawn, let me loosen your tie
And fix you your usual drink.

He settles back,
Takes a magazine,
Kicks off his shoes, as he studies the form
Of every appealing soubrette.
But where are the flowers that he used to bring?
Every endearing remark
Reminds her of passionate promises,
That he only made in the dark.

In her bed,
She wants to shout at the back of his head
Look at me, look at me, look at me I’m afraid.
See what it's come to,
I’m just your mistress and maid.

The wine is warm
But the dinner is cold.
The look in his eye tells her it won't be long
Till the girls on the page come to life.
And they'll get the flowers that he used to bring
With every endearing remark,
And all of the passionate promises
He'll never fulfill in the dark.

In their bed,
She wants to shout at the back of his head
Look at me, look at me, now that I’m not afraid.
See what it's come to,
I’m not your mistress and maid.

See what it's come to,
I’m not your mistress and maid.

Mistress and maid.
Mistress and maid.
Mistress and maid.
Mistress and maid.

Mistress And Maid (Demo)
Written byPaul McCartney & Declan MacManus
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, all instruments
Recordedca. 1991, Elvis' home
ReleasedAugust 21, 2001
AlbumsAll This Useless Beauty (Rhino reissue), 2001
Length2:17

First known performance:
March 23, 1995, London, England
Last known performance:
November 26, 2013, Morristown, NJ
     (4 known performances)


Alternate version

Mistress And Maid (Cassette Demo)
Performed byPaul McCartney & Elvis Costello
RecordedHog Hill Mill, East Sussex, England
ReleasedMarch 24, 2017
AlbumsPaul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt (reissue), 2017 (bonus download)
Length2:28

Paul McCartney version

Mistress And Maid
Performed byPaul McCartney
Produced byPaul McCartney & Julian Mendelsohn
MusiciansPaul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, tambourine, backing vocal
Linda McCartney - tambourine
Hamish Stuart - electric guitar, backing vocal
Robbie McIntosh - acoustic guitar
Paul "Wix" Wickens - keyboard
Blair Cunningham - drums
Gordon Hunt - oboe
Susan Milan - flute
Frank Lloyd - horn
Colin Sheen - trombone
Paul Archibald, Richard Martin - trumpets
Stephen Wick - tuba
Belinda Bunt, Jonathan Evans-Jones, Roger Garland, Roy Gillard, David Juritz, Pauline Lowbury, Brendan O'Reilly, Maciej Rakowski - violins
AlbumsPaul McCartney: Off The Ground, 1993
PromosSweet Sixteen!, 1993
Length2:58
All This Useless BeautyATUB album cover large.jpg

Paul McCartney: Off The GroundPaul McCartney Off The Ground album cover.jpg

Paul McCartney: Flowers In The DirtFlowers In The Dirt album cover.jpg

Covers

Paul McCartney Off The Ground 1993 AMGAmazon
Paul McCartney Sweet Sixteen!Various Artists 1993 jiggler.deAMG

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